Last month we reported on the strange Chicagoland car accident that was reportedly caused by one driver who experienced a bout of road rage. It was explained how two brothers were killed in the Maywood car accident and several other were severely injured. Unfortunately, MyFox Chicago News is now reporting that an infant girl who was severely injured in that crash has passed away.
According to police reports the crash may have been caused by road rage or some form of “confrontation.” It was reported how the vehicle that caused the accident may have begun driving erratically after some sort of incident with a third vehicle. For reasons that can only be speculated, a Toyota began speeding and traveling in the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of 9th Avenue. While headed the wrong way down the street the vehicle collided head-on with a Nissan. In the Nissan were a young mother and father and their 5-week old infant. The impact was expectedly severe-the collision sent the Toyota airborne.
The two men in the Toyota, brothers, were pronounced dead at the scene, while all the others involved were severely injured, including the infant. Tragically, after fighting to stay alive since the accident, the 5-week old girl died on Sunday. Doctors initially thought that the girl would survive, but she took a turn a few days after the crash and her prognosis had been unsure ever since then.
This another case of tragedy caused by potential road rage that should give more reason than ever for all drivers to ensure that their emotions are kept in check by the wheel. As city travelers on a daily basis we all experience the unpleasantness that comes when another is less than courteous on the road. However, there remains no excuse for all adults to keep that initial anger in check and never allow it to lead to reckless driving. The costs-as the infant’s death vividly shows here-are far too high to do otherwise.
Our Illinois car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand the consequence for families of these tragedies. While the causes of these crashes may be difficult to understand at first, the initial confusion does not mean that the details shouldn’t be rooted out and officially determined. It is important that these crashes be properly investigated and analyzed. That way the appropriate remedies may be applied to ease the pain of the victims and ensure future losses are prevented.
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