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Single-Vehicle Accident Kills Man and Woman in Calumet Park

A 24 year old man and 22 year old women are dead following a tragic single vehicle car accident which happened early Sunday morning in southern suburban Calumet Park.

The Illinois State Police released a statement indicating that both the driver and a passenger of a blue 1997 Oldsmobile died in the accident at 4:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate Highway 57 at 127th Street. Authorities further stated that the driver was traveling too fast for the road conditions. This caused the car to roll over, at some point hitting a guard rail and a concrete support.

overpass.jpgAccording to the statement, the two victims were believed to have been wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Authorities believe that the accident may have been alcohol-related.

The vehicle was absolutely decimated from the crash, as shown in the pictures and video preview provided by the Chicago Tribune. This tragedy serves as an important reminder for drivers to observe relevant traffic and safety laws, and to adjust speed based on relevant traffic conditions. Drivers should be especially vigilant at the times of day when sunlight can affect visibility, such as sunrise or sunset, and alternatively when there is little to no sunlight. Spring showers can also make roadways especially slippery.

Unfortunately, tragic one-car accidents such as this one are not uncommon in Chicago. Inclement weather conditions, malfunctioning vehicles, unexpected hazards on the road, and even swerving in order to avoid another collision may potentially cause a single-vehicle traffic accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured, or a loved one died as a result of a one car traffic accident, you might have a legal claim related to any damages you suffered as a result of the incident. In addition to any damage to your vehicle, other recoverable expenses may include medical bills or costs, physical or other therapy, pain and suffering, any resulting disability, loss of wages or benefits, and even funeral or other expenses. Even if you believe that you may have been partly to blame for any of your injuries, you may still be able to recover financial compensation. Whatever the nature of your injuries, or the circumstances surrounding your accident, you should contact an Illinois attorney with experience handling car accident cases in order to discuss your rights and any potential legal claims.

Our experienced Chicago car accident lawyers are available any time to answer the questions you may have. We can also help you determine how to best proceed with the filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, as the case may be. We have many years of experience in advocating on behalf of clients who have been injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois as a result of a one vehicle accident. Contact our experienced Chicago car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. today. You can reach us by calling (312) 924-7575 or contact us through our website.

More Blog Posts:

Carol Stream Woman Killed in Rear-End Crash Caused by Alleged Drunk Driver on I-290 in Chicago, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published March 11, 2013
School Bus Crashes into Multiple Vehicles in Suburban Niles, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published March 4, 2013