Woman Killed In Far South Side, Chicago Car Accident on 130th Street
Wrongful Death - March 29, 2023
Woman Died In Far South Side, Chicago Car Accident With Maserati Making Illegal U-Turn On 130th Street
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (March 29, 2023) – A woman in a Nissan was killed in a Far South Side, Chicago car accident with a Maserati making an illegal U-turn on 130th Street.
Cook County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:16 p.m. on Sunday. A driver was traveling down the road in a Nissan when their vehicle was hit by the driver of a Maserati making an illegal U-turn.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. A female passenger in the Nissan was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Despite life-saving measures, she was later pronounced dead. A full investigation into the Far South Side crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Car Accidents
U-turns and left turns are some of the most dangerous maneuvers that drivers can make. A study published by the NHTSA found that left turns were the critical event in 22.2% of collisions. This compares to just 1.2% for right turns. There are a number of factors that could contribute to an accident involving a U-turn or left turn.
- Distracted driving
- Driver intoxication
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-707), no person shall make a left turn or U-turn upon a roadway unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. If a driver makes an unsafe or illegal U-turn prior to a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Many steps should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical record should be preserved.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
The vast majority of car accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. When a driver is negligent and causes a fatal collision, they could be held accountable through a civil claim. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability for any collision.
Investigating A Chicago Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this collision. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police.
Do you need more information about a Far South Side car accident? Our team of road safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into any collision we may be able to help. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.