The Chicago Tribune reported today on a deadly car accident that took the life of a young woman. The crash appeared to be yet another tragic roadway accident related to the holidays.
The Chicago car crash struck early in the morning on the day after Christmas, around 2 a.m. on the 1600 block of West Harrison. The single-vehicle accident involved a car driven by a 23-year old man with the a 25-year old woman in the passenger seat and a 4-year old boy in the back seat.
While traveling along Harrison witnesses reportedly heard the boy in the backseat yell, “Slow down, Dad.” It was only moments later that the car sped off the road and slammed into a pole on the side of the street. When authorities arrived on the scene all three in the car were rushed to a local hospital. The female passenger was pronounced dead and the male driver was reportedly in critical condition. The young boy was luckily not injured but in extreme shock.
Police are still investigating the accident to determine what might have caused the vehicle to careen off the road.
Our Chicago car crash attorneys at Levin & Perconti are saddened by this tragic accident. The toll that incidents have on those involved as well as their extended network of family and friends is often incalculable. Please take all possible precautions while on the roads this season. If you find yourself or a loved one harmed by the negligence of another, be sure to contact a Chicago car accident lawyer to protect the rights of all involved.
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