The Chicago Tribune wrote yesterday on a morning car crash on the I-290 expressway that took the life of a driver.
Early Friday morning, around 3:35 a.m., the victim was driving westbound of the highway nearing the Thorndale exit. Without notice, the victim’s car was rear-ended by a second car traveling behind. The collision caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. It spun off the road, careen through a ditch, and eventually slam into the side of a tree. The driver was killed by the impact of the car on the tree. The driver of the second car which caused the accident was not hurt in the incident.
Police are still investigating. It is unclear if weather conditions, speeding, distraction, or something else led to the deadly incident.
Our Chicago car accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti repeat our hope that all drivers take extra care when on the roadways. The city is now covered in snow, and the roadways will be slippery and visibility will be limited. This requires a stepped up effort to remain safe when behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, there remains the chance that you may become involved in a car accident caused by the negligence of another. Besides wearing safety belts and ensuring that the airbags are properly installed, there is nothing that drivers can do to protect themselves completely from car crashes caused by others. If you happen to suffer injury in that way, be sure to contact a car crash lawyer to protect your rights and hold the offender accountable.
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