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Not stopping at a stop sign could lead to a serious car accident. When such an incident takes place, the driver who did not stop will likely be considered at fault for the crash. If serious injuries or fatalities result, there may be civil claims filed against the driver considered at fault. Personal injury and/or wrongful death claims may be appropriate, given the circumstances.

It was recently reported that an accident in Illinois took place due to a vehicle not stopping at a stop sign. The car was traveling west, and as a result of not stopping, the car collided with a pickup truck that was traveling south. There were at least three individuals in the car at the time of the crash and one individual in the pickup truck. 

The accident led to a 17-year-old girl, who was in the car, suffering fatal injuries. She was declared dead after being transported to the hospital. It was not clear whether she was the driver of the car or a passenger. Two other occupants of the car were considered to be in critical condition. The driver of the pickup truck was also killed in the crash. 

The outcomes of this accident may lead to legal claims being filed. Because serious injuries and fatalities occurred, personal injury and wrongful death claims filed against any party or parties considered at fault for the crash may be pursued. These claims may help accident victims, including the surviving family of the deceased teenager, seek restitution for medical bills, emotional losses and other damages permitted under Illinois law.

Source: wkow.com, "Illinois high school grieves for cheerleader killed in car accident", Sept. 6, 2015

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