Peoria Co, IL (November 20, 2020) – A Lacon woman was killed following a multi-vehicle collision in Peoria County on Tuesday evening, November 17.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a pileup accident near the intersection of IL-29 and Cambron Lane at around 5:30 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a vehicle pulled onto the northbound lanes of the highway when it was struck by a southbound vehicle. Both vehicles were then hit by a third southbound vehicle.
Local sources reported that 85-year-old Carolyn Hoskins was driving a 2005 Mercury Marquis that was involved in the crash. Hoskins was transported to Unity Point Methodist in critical condition. She was later pronounced dead at the medical facility.
The other two vehicles involved in the crash were a 2014 Toyota Prius and 2016 Hyundai Genesis. No further updates on the accident are currently available.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Carolyn Hoskins at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Serious car accidents happen every day across Illinois, leaving many state residents suffering from serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were a total of 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, an average of nearly 772 car accidents per day. That year, there were 835 deadly collisions reported statewide, contributing to nearly 918 fatalities.
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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