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Car collision leads to fatalities in Illinois

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

When an accident occurs, it may be difficult for certain individuals to come to terms with the outcome. If a car collision results in a fatality or multiple fatalities, family members or the victims may wonder how to move forward and what options may be available to them. If the deceased parties are not considered at fault for the accident, family members may wish to look into wrongful death claims.

A recent crash in Illinois resulted in the deaths of two individuals. Though some information regarding the incident was reported, there were few details available about how the crash occurred. It was noted that a minivan and a car collided around 3 p.m. The vehicles were apparently seriously damaged, and equipment had to be utilized to extract occupants of the vehicles.

The two individuals killed in the accident were reported as being an 80-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman. It is unclear whether they were in the same vehicle. Six people were taken from the scene to the hospital for treatment of injuries, but it was not known whether the two deceased individuals were counted in that number. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

If the deceased parties are not considered to have been at fault for the accident, their family members may wish to better understand how they may handle the situation. Instances in which individuals die in a car collision due to the actions of another driver could lead to legal action. Interested parties may find information on wrongful death claims helpful if they wish to seek compensation for damages permitted under Illinois law.

Source: CBS Chicago, “Two Killed In Bridgeview Crash“, May 3, 2015

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