The Journal-Sentinel Online reported on a deadly car accident that struck today as the winter weather descended upon Chicago in full force.
Shortly before 2 p.m. this afternoon, in the midst of the flurry of snow, wind, and ice, a car was traveling in Rock County on Interstate 39. Three passengers were in the car, all from Chicago: a 48-year old driver, a 21-year old female passenger, and a 17-year old male passenger. Unfortunately, the driver was traveling too fast for the conditions on the road. Eventually the driver lost control of the car and veered into the median. It bounced off one tree then struck another before it finally stopped.
The 21-year old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene while the other two victims were brought to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
This was one of only many tragedies today as travelers suffered the effects of the dangerous road conditions. A seven car pile-up struck earlier on a nearby highway shutting down the roadway for hours and sending several people to the hospital with injuries.
Our Chicago car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti continue to warn all local motorists of the dangerous roads in the winter season. Too often drivers become complacent as they feel confident traveling at normal speeds and making normal maneuvers when the roads are covered in snow and ice. It takes only one slip to lead to deadly crashes that take the lives of motorists and pedestrians. Be sure to take precautions when you are behind the wheel and contact our car accident lawyers if you fall victim to the mistakes of another driver.
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