Will Co, IL (November 17, 2020) – A 19-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Will County on Sunday, November 15.
Local sources revealed that the accident occurred near the intersection of Interstate 80 and Houboult Road. Sarah Wise of Shorewood, Illinois was reportedly traveling eastbound on the highway at around 6:25 a.m. when she collided with a car driven by a 64-year-old Lansing man. Wises’ vehicle continued to leave the roadway and collided with a tree.
She was transported to a nearby medical facility where she was later pronounced dead. No further details have been reported at this time. No updates concerning the cause of the crash have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sarah Wise at this time.
Deadly Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
Rear-end crashes are the most commonly reported type of collision according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, nearly 29% of reported crashes involve rear-end impacts, with an estimated 1.7 million rear-end crashes occurring each year. These accidents contribute to the deaths of roughly 1,700 people, and an average of 500,000 people are injured in rear-end crashes each year.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kmlltdlaw, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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