Hazel Crest, IL (November 15, 2020) – An off-duty police officer was killed in a deadly car accident in the Hazel Crest area on Thursday, November 12.
The site of the crash was reportedly located at the 16700 block of Park Avenue. According to local authorities, the accident occurred that afternoon at around 2:42 p.m. An off-duty officer with the Calumet Park Police Department suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased victim was identified as 24-year-old Shifa Vhora. The cause of the accident has not been reported at this time. No further updates on the accident are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Shifa Vhora at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Serious car crashes happen every day across Illinois, leaving many people seriously and even fatally injured. There were more than 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011 according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation, with nearly 772 car accidents happening per day. That year, there were 835 deadly collisions reported in Illinois, contributing to the deaths of 918 people.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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