Excessive speed is one of the most common causes of fatal Illinois car accidents, as vehicles traveling substantially over the posted speed limit are more difficult to control, placing law-abiding drivers in serious jeopardy of injury or death. If excessive speed is the cause or a contributing factor in an Illinois car accident, the at-fault driver can be held accountable for the damages through an Illinois personal injury lawsuit. A local news report discusses a recent speed-related Chicago car accident involving four vehicles that left at least three people injured and one dead.
High-Speed Results in Dangerous Consequences
According to the news report, the early morning accident was triggered by the driver of a Chrysler 300 who was traveling at an excessive rate of speed in the northbound lanes and struck another vehicle. After the initial collision, the Chrysler spun into the southbound lanes and was hit by two additional vehicles. Paramedics were called to the scene, where the driver of the Chrysler was pronounced dead, and three other individuals were transported to local hospitals with minor to serious injuries.