Another impaired driver unwisely sat behind the wheel this weekend, leading to a deadly car accident that took the lives of two young women.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times the deadly Chicago car crash occurred on Sunday afternoon. A 23-year old man was driving his four-door Chevrolet around noon with two female passengers. Witnesses report that the driver had just come over a hill in the road when the vehicle began spinning out of control.
The erratic car had apparently hit an ice patch. It eventually spun off the concrete and into a tree on the side of the road. One of the female passengers was ejected from the car following the impact; she was pronounced dead at the scene. The second passenger survived the initial crash and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately her injuries ultimately proved too severe, and she died shortly after.
Police initially determined the accident to have been completely weather-related. However further investigation revealed that the driver’s impairment also factored into the crash. The male driver was ticked for driving under the influence of cannabis.
Our Chicago car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti remain saddened by the loss of young victims in these terrible road tragedies. As this case epitomizes, the causes of these accidents 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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