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Illinois car crash takes life of toddler

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

A toddler passed away after an Illinois car crash in Naperville. The accident occurred on the morning of April 23. The car crash injured three other people but their injuries were not characterized as life-threatening.


The initial investigation shows that a Chrysler Town & Country van was headed south when the driver swerved in an attempt to avoid striking another vehicle that was in front of her attempting to turn left. The swerve caused the van to enter oncoming traffic and was hit by a school bus.

The impact of the accident caused the van to land on its roof in a ditch. It also tore off the front bumper and front passenger door, which were later found lying in nearby grass. The bus landed alongside a fence, close to where the van eventually stopped.

The 23-month-old girl was taken to Loyola University Medical Center where she later passed away. The bus driver, van driver and a young passenger in the van were all transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville. Further word on their medical condition was not available.

There was no information released on whether anyone was ticketed or charged in this accident, but it still remains under investigation. The parties involved will likely want to know all of the details surrounding the car crash and may benefit from reviewing the results of the accident investigation. The results could potentially bolster any legal claims contemplated in this tragic Illinois crash. Whether any legal claims in this case will be filed is unknown but the report could help the parties involved make a decision involving any future legal action.

Source: The Beacon News, “Toddler dies a week after school bus-van crash in Naperville,” April 30, 2012

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