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Head-on collision in Illinois results in death, injuries

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Being injured in a car accident can not only be painful and traumatic but also stressful and confusing. Losing a loved one in a head-on collision can be just as confusing when it comes to moving forward. Such a loss can beget despair as well as certain expenses for which families may wish to seek compensation.

An Illinois family may be considering such options after a 37-year-old man was killed in a car accident. Specific details as to what caused the crash were not given, but it was reported that two vehicles collided head-on. The driver of one of the vehicles sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to those injuries after being transported to an area hospital. A female passenger in his vehicle also sustained injuries as well as the driver of the other vehicle.

There were no reports of any charges being filed in relation to the accident at this time. It was also not mentioned whether authorities are considering alcohol as a possible factor. Investigation into the incident should continue in order to determine who may have been at fault in the fatal accident and what circumstances led to the collision.

If the surviving driver involved in the head-on collision is deemed at fault for the accident, the family of the deceased may have legal decisions of their own to make. Damages and expenses resulting from a fatal accident can cause a significant financial burden on top of their emotional challenges. They may wish to consider pursuing a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault to determine whether they may be entitled to reparations for damages Illinois law permits.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 1 killed, 2 hurt in Glenview crash, No author, Sept. 23, 2013

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