Traveling in a vehicle can provide a quick and enjoyable way to commute from one location to another. Unfortunately, failure to observe one’s surroundings and traffic signs could significantly increase the likelihood of being involved in an unexpected crash. In the aftermath of a traffic accident, an investigation by authorities can help determine if negligence was a factor. Sadly, a recent car accident in the state of Illinois has left one person dead.
The crash took place on a Sunday morning. The incident occurred on a highway when an Audi rear-ended an SUV. Due to the impact of the collision, both drivers lost control of their vehicles and ended up in a ditch. The person who was driving the SUV died at the scene due to brain injuries he sustained.
The 21-year-old driver of the Audi was taken to a local medical center. After arriving at the facility, he was treated for minor injuries. The police arrested the man and he now faces criminal charges. There hasn’t been any information reported regarding the man’s blood alcohol content. Illinois authorities are continuing to investigate the unfortunate accident.
This tragic event could create a difficult emotional time for the victim’s family. After the investigation of this fatal car accident concludes, the deceased victim’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death claim in an Illinois civil court. Any compensation awarded from a successful claim could help ease the family’s pain and suffering and could be applied to any burial and funeral costs.
Source: abclocal.go.com, “Bond set for driver in fatal Edens crash”, , April 2, 2014