A Chicago car accident can occur without discrimination in every neighborhood of our city; suburban crashes are just as frequent. Many Chicagoans will at one time or another be involved in a car accident. Far too many of those accidents will involve serious injury and death.
The Chicago Tribune reported on two local residents who recently lost their lives following one of these car accidents. According to reports the Northfield accident struck on Willow Road on Friday evening. A 22-year old woman was travelling east in on the roadway. For unknown reasons her vehicle drifted across the center line and directly in the path of west-bound traffic. Unfortunately, her car ran head-on into a westbound car driven by a 63-year old suburban man.
The impact was devastating. The female driver was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the accident. The driver of the other car was in critical condition until the weekend, when he succumbed to his injuries.
Drifting across lanes on roadways such as this remains a problem. When traffic heading in opposite directions at high speeds is separated by nothing more than a painted line on the road, there is a real risk of dangerous collisions.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti are committed to helping victims of negligent driving and their families recover for their losses. For nearly two decades the firm has provided expert legal advice to fellow community members who have suffered at the hands of the carelessness of others. The inappropriate behavior occurs in a variety on contexts-at hospitals, nursing homes, and on our roadways. In all cases, however, we seek to ensure that victims and their families are respected, recourse is addressed, and abusers are held responsible.
Please contact our Illinois personal injury lawyers if you have been involved in an accident caused by another’s poor driving.
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