It was recently reported that a serious accident took place in Illinois and that two individuals were killed. Specific details on what how the car accident took place were not expressly given in the report, but it was noted that the incident was a head-on collision involving two vehicles. It was also mentioned that the crash took place around 7:30 p.m.
After the initial collision, one of the vehicles apparently struck a guardrail. The other overturned and landed in a ditch. One individual in the flipped car was stuck, and a person who witnessed the accident went to assist him. The car was apparently in water as the witness stated that he and other individuals were able to help the driver onto a sled and pull him out of the water.
It was reported that a 69-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man died as an outcome of the crash. It was unclear whether these two individuals were the drivers of the vehicles, but no other parties were listed as having been involved. Authorities are likely continuing to investigate the incident to determine exactly what occurred.
If the deceased individuals were both the driver's involved, it is possible that a wrongful death claim could be filed against the estate of the driver considered at fault by the surviving family of the other deceased victim. They will likely struggle with substantial emotional and financial difficulties in the aftermath of the car accident, and they may wish to file a civil claim to pursue compensation. A wrongful death claim could potentially help in such an endeavor and allow them to work toward restitution for damages permitted under Illinois law.
Source: wqad.com, "Two people succumb to injuries from Moline crash", Katrina Lamansky and Jonathan Ketz, Jan. 21, 2016