According to police reports the crash may have been caused by road rage. Information is limited but the accident apparently began when the relatives in a white Toyota began speeding and traveling south in the northbound lanes of 9th Avenue. While headed the wrong way down the street the vehicle collided head-on with a Nissan carrying a man, woman, and their young child. The impact sent the Toyota into the air where in landed on the car traveling behind the Nissan.
The two brothers in the Toyota were killed in the accident, and the baby in the Nissan was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Initially it was suspected that the child would be fine, but her injuries have worsened over the past few days and doctors remain unsure about her prognosis.
Police initially claimed that the accident may have been spurred by a confrontation that the brothers had with another vehicle not involved in the accident. This confrontation may have sparked the driving patterns of the Toyota which led to the accident. However, the authorities have yet to release any more information about the potential cause of the accident, and they continue to investigate to determine what actually happened.
Our Chicago car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti remain saddened by the loss of victims in these terrible road tragedies. The causes of these crashes are often convoluted and difficult to understand at first glance. It is important for the victims and their families to ensure that each crash is properly investigated and analyzed to determine what specific factors may have led up to the accident. In this way the root cause of the problem may be uncovered and the proper remedies may be applied.
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