Tragic Car Crashes Kill Two Young Girls in Illinois
Personal Injury - November 24, 2014
Car crashes are tragic events that will leave a mark on all people involved, as well as their loved ones. This is especially true when there are serious injuries or deaths, and when the victims are young and in the primes of their lives, the adversity compounds.
Each year in the state of Illinois, there are more than 200 fatal car accidents, according to the Illinois Department of Transport. There are also more than 1,000 annual crashes across the state, many of which involve negligent drivers injuring the innocent.
If you are struggling with the aftereffects of a car crash and you have mounting medical bills, it is important to know that you may be entitled to compensation. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we are a team of expert Chicago personal injury lawyers. We have many years of experience working with accident victims to recover costs, and we may be able to help you. If you are interested in consulting a Chicago accident lawyer, call us today at (800)-985-1819 and schedule a free consultation.
Teen Dies in Single-Vehicle Accident
QC Online reports that a 14-year-old girl died in a car crash Thursday. The young girl, Chalyssa Yokely, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. She went to St. Luke’s Hospital in serious condition and was later airlifted to St. Francis Hospital for further treatment. Unfortunately, she did not survive.
Police say there was only one vehicle in the crash, which happened sometime around 5 p.m. A passerby noticed the vehicle off the road and called the police. Police suspect the car was driving at a high speed and lost control, crashing into a tree on the roadside.
Officials are still investigating the accident. They are asking anyone who saw the accident to come forward with information.
Student Dies in Car Crash
STL Today reports that a student from Eastern Illinois University died from injuries sustained in a car crash. The crash occurred on Interstate 57, and the student was a passenger in the pickup truck involved. The driver of the pickup sustained serious injuries, but healthcare workers expect him to survive. Both were journalism students at the university.
Police say the two were returning from a dinner when the crash took place Saturday evening. A full investigation into the accident is underway, but police suspect the pickup simply left the roadway. It overturned and came to a stop at the bottom of a steep embankment on the side of the road.
Neither passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The injured driver faces a citation for speeding.
If you are the victim of a similar crash and you are coping with serious injuries, you may be able to recover some of the costs. Contact an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates today at (800)-985-1819. We will schedule a free consultation to discuss the potential outcomes of your particular case.