Two individuals have sadly been killed in a motor vehicle collision in Geneva. In addition, two people were injured in the collision, which occurred early in the morning hours on a Saturday. Sometimes these types of wrecks occur as a result of a driver’s negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the accident occurred
The unfortunate car crash took place at a street intersection at around 12:45 a.m. According to police, a 25-year-old female driver was traveling west along Fabyan Parkway. All of a sudden, the driver reportedly blew through a red stoplight on Kirk Road. Police said she then crashed into a sport utility vehicle that was going south along Kirk Road. Authorities reported that the car then collided with a nearby tow truck.
The car’s driver passed away as a result of the crash. A female passenger in her car was also pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the sport utility vehicle’s 50-year-old male driver suffered injuries and was therefore taken to a medical center by helicopter. His condition at the hospital was deemed critical. The driver of the tow truck was also injured in the crash, although his injuries were not deemed life-threatening.
Where to turn for support as a victim
Police may determine that the car driver’s negligence, such as driving while distracted, caused the motor vehicle accident. In this case, the family members of the deceased female car passenger may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the deceased car driver and anyone else with an ownership interest in the car she was driving at the time of the accident. Likewise, the injured parties may decide to file personal injury claims, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Successfully fought claims in an Illinois civil court may lead to damages to cover burial costs, medical expenses and other losses stemming from the accident.