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Tragic car crash claims 2 lives and injures 1 other

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Two people’s lives have sadly been cut short in a tragic car collision in Illinois. A third person was also injured in the two-car crash, which occurred south of Route 127. The accident took place early in the morning on a recent Sunday.

Events leading up to the accident

The recent tragic wreck occurred at about 4:45 a.m. According to police, a truck was driving along Route 3 and suddenly entered the highway’s southbound lane. At that point, it reportedly struck another motor vehicle.

Police said the pickup truck’s passenger and driver were pronounced deceased at the accident scene. They were a 76-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man. A 47-year-old man was driving the automobile that was reportedly struck, and he was taken to a medical center for the treatment of his injuries. His injuries were considered not to be life-threatening.

Legal recourse may be possible following the crash

The surviving loved ones of the deceased truck passenger may choose to file a wrongful death claim following the unfortunate crash, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Likewise, the injured man from the second automobile might choose to file a personal injury claim. Although the truck driver who allegedly caused the accident died as a result of it, this person’s estate could still be sued. Anyone else with an ownership interest in the truck may also be named in the lawsuits. If the plaintiffs are successful in an Illinois civil court, they may receive damages to cover burial costs, hospital expenses and other losses related to the accident.