The Chicago Breaking News Center reported yesterday on a terrible multi-car accident that occurred on the northwest side of the city yesterday afternoon.
A 26-year old woman was traveling west on Devon Avenue around 3pm yesterday afternoon. She was nearing the 5600 block of the street when her vehicle inexplicably crossed the center line that divided traffic. As a result, her car collided with two vehicles headed eastbound. The head-on collision caused major damage.
The young female driver was in a Toyota Corolla that was literally severed in half upon the impact. The 26-year old was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The first of two cars that were hit by the Corolla was a Mercury Grand Marquis taxicab. The cab caught on fire shortly after the wreck and the driver had to be pulled out of the vehicle. The driver of the third car was also injured. The two survivors were taken to local hospitals with severe to critical injuries.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti send condolences to all those who are suffering following this car crash. Our lawyers have worked with countless victims and their families following similar accidents. We strive to protect the rights of those who are harmed by negligent driving in an effort to provide relief and help slowly limit the number of future accidents.
In many cases it is difficult to determine the actual cause of the crash without detailed investigation. For example, cases like this where one driver crosses the line of traffic are often never resolved completely. However, it is important to contact experts in these matters to both hold negligent drivers accountable and figure out what actually happened. In that way, lessons may be learned and future victims spared the pain from these car wrecks.