A recent accident in Illinois reportedly took place between a vehicle and two pedestrians. Apparently, two 18-year-old boys were presumably attempting to cross a roadway when they were hit by a car. The accident reportedly took place around 8:30 p.m., and serious injuries resulted from the crash.
Both pedestrians were considered to be in life-threatening condition after the accident, and they were taken to an area hospital. One of the individuals died after arriving at the hospital. The second boy was taken to another hospital, but he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries the next day. It was noted that one of the boys was a recent high school graduate, and the other was still a student.
The driver of the car was not injured in the incident. He was reported as being a 48-year-old man. At the time of the report, that individual had not been cited, but authorities are continuing to investigate. Multiple emergency agencies assisted during the initial investigation of the incident. Additional information may be available at a later time once authorities examine evidence and draw their conclusions.
Because the serious injuries proved fatal, the families of the teenagers killed in this Illinois pedestrian accident are likely heartbroken over the sudden losses of their loved ones. If they would like to pursue compensation for the emotional and monetary challenges they may face in the wake of the accident, they may want to consider filing wrongful death claims against the individual considered at fault. Information on taking such civil action could help them during the decision making process.
Source: kfvs12.com, “2 teens killed after being hit by car in Carbondale, IL“, Zach Robinson and Loreto Cruz, Dec. 6, 2015
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