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Illinois car accident takes lives of elderly couple

On Behalf of | May 14, 2013 | Car Accidents

Illinois police are continuing to investigate a tragic incident that happened recently. A car accident occurred on Interstate 355 in Bolingbrook. The crash injured one driver and killed the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the incident.

Early reports suggest that a car occupied by an elderly couple was headed northbound on the roadway when the car accident occurred. For reasons that are as yet unclear, a pickup truck is said to have hit the couple’s car on the driver’s side. The violence of the impact led to the deaths of the folks who were 87 and 90 years of age.

As police conduct their investigation into this tragic car accident, they may seek to get information from a variety of sources, including eyewitnesses and physical evidence. The information gathered will assist them in determining why the truck smashed into the couple’s car. In addition, any mitigating circumstances that exist could come to light.

In car accident cases such as this one, victims or their survivors sometimes find that they are able to seek compensation for their losses using Illinois personal injury laws. In many cases claims can include the loss of wages, medical care and the emotional damage caused by a crash. These laws allow those who have been injured to make a claim for damages caused by the actions of another. To determine if a claim is available to a victim or their survivors, a complete review of the applicable laws and the details of an accident may be an important first step.

Source: Mokena, IL Patch, “Fatal Accident on I-355: Illinois State Police (UPDATE–2 Fatalities),” Ann C. Piasecki, April 27, 2013