A woman was killed in a tragic car accident in Illinois. Three people also suffered injuries in the wreck. The crash occurred on a recent Tuesday night.
Events leading up to the accident
The unfortunate motor vehicle collision took place on Interstate 55. According to authorities, a 44-year-old man driving a pickup truck entered the highway’s southbound lanes. The pickup then struck a car that a 35-year-old woman was driving. Reportedly, the woman died instantly as a result of the crash.
Police said the pickup truck also hit a car that a 61-year-old man was driving. Before overturning and coming to rest, it also hit a semi-truck that a 37-year-old man was driving. The pickup truck driver was taken to the hospital with injuries not deemed life-threatening. The man driving the car and his passenger also suffered injuries in the wreck. Authorities continue to investigate the accident.
How an attorney can help
The family members of the woman who died in the tragic car crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the pickup driver who allegedly caused the accident. Likewise, the injured male driver and his injured passenger may decide to file personal injury claims against the pickup driver, seeking reimbursement of financial damages. Liability must be established in an Illinois civil court before any claims for damages will be determined. If the plaintiffs are victorious in court, they will likely be awarded monetary damages to cover their accident-related losses, ranging from medical expenses to burial costs.