On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Monday, August 10, 2015.of
When drivers are entering a roadway from driveways, parking lots, side roads or other outlets, they will likely stop their vehicle to ensure that no other vehicles are coming. Unfortunately, some drivers may not see oncoming vehicles or simply fail to yield the right of way. In such situations, it is likely that a car accident could occur.
A recent incident in Illinois resulted in the death of one individual. It was reported that a driver was attempting to enter a highway from a side road when he failed to yield to an SUV that was traveling north on the highway. As a result, the driver of the car collided with the rear of the SUV. This collision caused the SUV to overturn.
The driver of the SUV was reported as being a 21-year-old female. She was partially ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. It was unclear whether the driver of the other car was injured in the accident. It was noted that the car driver was charged with failing to yield. It is unclear whether additional charges may result from the incident, but the investigation is still open.
The family of the young woman killed in the accident may have a difficult time dealing with their grief. Additionally, they may face financial hardships due to funeral expenses and other costs. If they feel it could be right for their situation, the family may wish to file a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault for the car accident, in order to seek compensation for damages permitted under Illinois law.
Source: wpsdlocal6.com, “Woman killed in two-vehicle wreck“, July 21, 2015