Because having numerous vehicles and drivers of various ages on the roadways can pose considerable hazards, there are traffic and safety measures put in place. These can be in the form of traffic signals, signs that indicate when a driver should move through an intersection and/or posted speed limits. If parties do not pay attention to these signals and signs, a car accident is often the unfortunate result.
A serious Illinois car accident involving two vehicles was recently reported. Reports stated that an SUV was traveling east at a high rate of speed when the driver failed to stop at a red light. As a result, the SUV collided with a car traveling north through the intersection. Some reports claimed that the SUV was racing with another vehicle, but authorities have not yet found supporting evidence for that claim.
The crash led to the driver of the car suffering injuries and being taken to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the SUV and two passengers in that vehicle also suffered serious injuries and were transported from the scene. At the time of the report, authorities did not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Due to the nature of the Illinois car accident, there may be reason for the injured parties to file personal injury claims. Serious injuries can result in medical bills, lost wages due to time away from work and pain and suffering. By filing personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault, injured parties may be able to seek reparations for allowable damages.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “Police: 4 hurt when SUV ran red light, hit car in Park Ridge“, Quinn Ford, June 4, 2015