Chicago Breaking News reported yesterday on a three-car accident that struck on the Stephenson Expressway over the weekend, killing an Illinois man.
Early Saturday morning, shortly before 7am, a 44 year old Peoria man in a Ford Mustang rear-ended a Toyota Camry that was in front of him on I-55. No one was hurt that in that initial accident, but the driver and passenger of the Camry got out of their vehicles to examine the damage. The driver of the Mustang stayed in his car.
At that time, another driver, also in a Camry, came upon the accident site. That driver was driving too fast for conditions and failed to properly slow down when coming upon the accident site. As result, his car slammed in the Mustang that had already been involved in the first accident. That impact caused the Mustang to against move forward, hitting the first Camry driver and the passengers who were examining the wreck.
The men who had gotten out of their car suffered non-life threatening injuries. However, the Mustang driver suffered severe trauma while in his car during the second impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Even a short look at this blog will reinforce the reality that Chicago car accidents strike both on the streets within the city and on the many highways that lead up to and around our metropolis. The potential for serious harm and death following these accidents is possible no matter where the crash occurs. However, with increased speeds on the highways the likelihood of severe injury following a highway crash is greatly increased. Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti have worked with victims of all forms of car accidents. We are committed to providing the very best in efficient, expert legal guidance any time that tragedy strikes. Be sure to contact our car crash lawyers if you or someone you know has been involved in one of these accidents.