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Woman suffers fatal injuries in Illinois car accident

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, November 13, 2015.

A recent crash in Illinois resulted in the death of one individual, but details on the incident were few. Reports stated that the car accident involved two vehicles, and a photo from the scene appears to show that the crash took place at an intersection. The photo also shows both vehicles in a grassy field off to the side of the roadway with one vehicle on its top.

The 60-year-old driver of one of the vehicles suffered fatal injuries in the incident. She was taken from the scene, but she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead at an area hospital. Reports indicated that she suffered injuries to her neck and chest. It was also noted that there were individuals on the scene attempting to perform CPR on the woman when emergency services arrived.

The driver of the other vehicle was apparently a man, and he was out of his vehicle when authorities arrived at the scene. He was also transported to an area hospital, but it was unclear which injuries he may have suffered. Details on who was driving which vehicle were not stated in the report. Authorities will likely continue investigating the incident.

If the surviving driver is considered at fault for this Illinois car accident, the family members of the deceased victim may have cause to file a wrongful death claim. This type of claim could allow them to seek compensation from the driver considered responsible for damages resulting from the crash. Information on such civil action could prove valuable to those family members who were negatively affected by the accident.

Source: daily-journal.com, “Manteno students, parents grieving teacher’s death“, Jeff Bonty and John Dykstra, Nov. 5, 2015

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