It is not uncommon for serious car crashes to result in the death of one or more individuals. When such incidents take place, there may be many questions that need to be answered before family members and other parties involved may be able to move forward. Additionally, negatively affected individuals may have cause to seek legal action if a car accident results in a fatality.
It was recently reported that a crash in Illinois proved fatal for two individuals. The accident involved three vehicles: a car, a pickup truck and a semi truck. The driver of the car was traveling west when she was unable to remain in the correct lane. As a result, the vehicle struck a trailer being hauled by the pickup and then also collided with the semi truck behind the pickup.
There were at least two individuals in the car at the time of the accident, and they both suffered fatal injuries. The 39-year-old driver was declared dead at the scene, and her 20-year-old passenger succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital. The other individuals involved were reportedly not seriously injured.
Due to this car accident resulting in fatalities, it may be possible for legal claims to result. Though the driver considered at fault also died in the crash, the family of the deceased passenger may still be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver’s estate. Information on taking such action in Illinois may help concerned individuals determine whether they would like to follow this route to pursue compensation.
Source: wpsdlocal6.com, “Two dead in three vehicle wreck“, Krystle Callais, April 19, 2016