Three Fatalities In Des Plaines Car Rollover Accident

There was a fatal car rollover accident on Sunday (March 25, 2018) evening in Des Plaines.  The accident led to the deaths of three family members in a car as well as two drivers being injured, one critically.

The accident happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of Rand Road and Golf Road in Des Plaines.  The accident happened as a 16-year-old boy was driving the family car with his parents and sister were passengers in the car.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the March 26, 2018 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Father, mother, daughter killed in Des Plaines crash; son in critical condition“:

The family was in a Volkswagen Passat traveling northwest on Rand Road when the 16-year-old driver attempted to turn west on Golf Road, police said. A man driving a Lexus southeast on Rand Road broadsided the passenger side of the family’s vehicle as it attempted to make the left turn during a green light, police said.

The collision caused the family’s vehicle to roll over once and hit a curb, moving about 25 yards, police said.

The mother, father, and sister in the Passat were identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office  as Amra Dilji, 20, and the parents, 48-year-old Edije Dilji and 57-year-old Serif Dilji.  They lived in unincorporated Maine Township.

The boy driving the car had to be extricated, and he was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries which were considered to be life-threatening in nature.  He was reported to be in critical condition.

The driver of the Lexus, identified as a 37-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for medical treatment of his injuries and released.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal car collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the March 26 article titled “Teen in critical condition after family killed in Des Plaines crash.”


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