There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal two-vehicle accident that happened in Kane County. The accident, which happened on March 29, 2016, involved a “head-on collision” between a Ford F150 pickup truck and Chevy Trailblazer. The collision occurred on Route 31, north of Mooseheart Road, after the Ford F150 crossed the road’s centerline and went into the opposite lane, thereby striking the oncoming Chevy Trailblazer.
There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday evening (September 22, 2016) in Evanston.
According to authorities, the accident happened in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road (near Sheridan Road and Northwestern Place) as a cement truck was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road between Garrett Place and Library Place with the green light. At approximately 5:00 p.m., the truck struck the bicyclist as she was riding out of a lot. The force of the impact knocked the bicyclist off the bike and she went under the truck.
There was a multi-vehicle accident early Tuesday (September 6, 2016) morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94.) Ten people were injured – some seriously injured – as a result of the crash.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened in the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan, near 95th Street, at approximately 12:35 a.m. At that time, three or four cars were involved in a crash. According to at least one media account, the accident involved one car attempting to back up on the expressway.
There was a fatal car crash Friday night (August 26, 2016) in Morton Grove. One woman was killed during the crash and another person was injured. The crash is considered a “hit & run” accident as one car’s occupants fled the accident scene.
According to Morton Grove Police, the accident happened near the intersection of Golf Road and Ozanam Avenue.
There was a fatal accident Tuesday morning (August 23, 2016) in which a car struck a jogger along Devon Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
According to Chicago Police, the accident happened as the woman was jogging east in the westbound lanes on Devon Avenue in the 6300 block of West Devon Avenue, near Milwaukee Avenue. While one car swerved to avoid striking the woman, the next car was unable to avoid hitting the woman.
As discussed in various places throughout this site, many pedestrian accidents occur in crosswalks. While, in theory, the pedestrian may have the “right of way,” in actuality many pedestrians are hit while they are rightfully crossing the street in a crosswalk “with the light.” This same issue applies to bicyclists in crosswalks. While those who are struck in crosswalks often sustain various ranges of injuries, some of these accidents lead to the death of the pedestrian or bicyclist.