2 Recent Illinois Car Crashes End in Tragedy
Personal Injury - December 5, 2014
All car crashes are tragic, but those that take the lives of young teenagers are particularly devastating. The Department of Transport in Illinois reports an average of approximately 1,300 car crashes on state roads each year and more than 1,400 fatalities as a result. The vast majority of these fatalities are the drivers of the vehicles, with passengers and then pedestrians making up the bulk of the remainder.
These crashes have far-reaching impacts on victims and their families. If you or a member of your family sustains injuries in a crash, an experienced personal-injury lawyer may be able to recover costs and help you reestablish financial security. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we work with victims of all injury-causing accidents, and we are ready to handle your case. Call us today at (800)-985-1819 for a free consultation with a Chicago personal-injury lawyer.
Teenager Dies in Car-Semi Crash
Pantagraph reports that a 19-year-old man died in a car crash when he collided with a semi-truck just west of Bloomington. Corners say the young man died from multiple injuries sustained in the crash, and officials will make a final determination of his death after they conclude full toxicology tests.
Police say they the man was driving east on Illinois 9, a few hundred feet from the intersection with Illinois 122, when he car inexplicably crossed the center median and into the path of an oncoming truck. The 19-year-old was the sole occupant of the car. He was wearing a seatbelt, but unfortunately, he still died on the scene from his injuries.
The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries. Emergency workers responded quickly, but they were unable to assist the deceased due to the severe nature of the crash.
Crash Kills Two Teens, Causes Serious Injuries
The Northwest Herald reports that two teenagers died in a Montgomery County crash. Local police say two vehicles were involved in the collision, causing two deaths and serious injuries.
One of teens was driving the car when it veered off the roadway on Illinois 48. She then over-corrected and drove back into oncoming traffic. She crashed into a minivan approaching from the opposite direction.
The minivan hit the passenger side of the vehicle, and the impact killed the passenger instantly. Emergency workers flew the driver to a local hospital, but she died shortly after arriving.
The minivan driver sustained minor injuries that were not life threatening. A full investigation into the accident is currently underway.
If you or a member of your family was involved in a car collision or a pedestrian accident contact an attorney immediately. If you are struggling with serious injuries, it is important to know that you may be eligible for compensation. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we pride ourselves on working with people injured in car accidents and helping them recover associated costs. To speak to a Chicago personal injury attorney today, call us at (800)-985-1819.