It was a tragic day on Chicago’s roadways on Thursday. As WGN TV reports, three separate motorists were killed in different car accidents in a two hour span that evening.
The first crash involved a tow truck driver who was changing a tire on a semi truck on the shoulder of I-65, just south of I-80. While underneath the large machine, he was hit by a Land Rover that plowed into the back of the tow truck. He suffered immediate life-ending injuries and was pronounced dead on that scene.
Shortly after that, a single vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway, near 26th Street, took the life of a 34-year old woman. The driver was behind the wheel of Chrysler Pacifica when she lost control and hit a concrete barrier head-on.
Finally, an hour after the second fatal crash, a rollover accident killed a man who was driving north on I-55. The man crashed into a wall just before the Dan Ryan interchange and was pronounced dead shortly after at a nearby hospital.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti seek to provide legal redress and recovery for all those who suffer following these tragic accidents. As is clear from a single night in one city with three separate deaths, fatal car crashes strike with far too much frequency. The distractions, complications, and negligence that lead to these accidents are varied but consistent. Be sure that you or loved ones do not attempt to navigate the legal waters of these situations alone. Contact a car accident lawyer to ensure that all matters are properly handled.