Ambrocia Romero Killed In Waukegan Head-On Car Accident By Green Bay Road and Johns Manville Avenue
Wrongful Death - May 19, 2022
Ambrocia Romero Died In Waukegan Car Accident With Pickup Truck By the Intersection of Green Bay Road and Johns Manville Avenue
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS (May 19, 2022) – A woman identified as Ambrocia Romero has died in a Waukegan head-on car accident by the intersection of Green Bay Road and Johns Manville Avenue.
Lake County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:15 a.m. on Thursday. A Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling southbound on Green Bay Road when it crossed over a pair of double yellow lines.
The pickup truck then hit a northbound Toyota Camry driven by a 58-year-old woman who was transporting Ambrocia Romero. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
The driver of the Toyota and another passenger were transported in an ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Despite life-saving measures, Ambrocia Romero died due to the severity of her injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Waukegan Head-On Car Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. The vast majority of these collisions are due to human error. This may be due to speeding, distracted driving or driver fatigue. There are many other factors that could potentially contribute to a head-on collision including:
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
- Tire defects
- Brake failure
Every driver has a legal responsibility to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting other people in the roadway. No driver may cross a double yellow line unless this is otherwise allowed by law. If a driver does cross into opposing traffic and causes an accident, they can be held accountable through a civil claim. Depending on the specific facts of any case, liability for an accident could extend beyond any driver.
If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Pickup trucks are often used for commercial purposes. It is extremely important to determine the purpose of a pickup truck driver’s trip at the time of a collision. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are many things that should be investigated after any head-on collision.
- The at fault driver may need to be tested for drugs or alcohol.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. But insurance companies will often fight hard to deny any responsibility for an accident. This is why it is so important that evidence is properly preserved after an accident.
Investigating A Waukegan Head-On Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ambrocia Romero. It is our sincere hope that the other victims will be able to make a full recovery. This was a completely preventable collision that should have never taken place. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Do you need more information about a Waukegan head-on collision? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.