A single vehicle crash that occurred recently in unicorporated Stickney has left a 24-year-old woman and the unborn child she was carrying dead, it is being reported.
According to a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff’s department, the accident occurred on the 4900 block of South Central Avenue at approximately 7:40 in the evening, on March 22. The woman was travelling northbound on Central Avenue in her Pontiac G6 when she hit a mailbox on the northeast side of the street, which caused her vehicle to spin around and hit a metal pole located on the same corner.
The woman and her unborn child were pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Officials said that an accident reconstruction team is investigating the crash, and that no one else was in the vehicle.
Tragically, fatal one car accidents such as this one occur much too frequently within the greater Chicago area. The causes of these single vehicle collisions can include anything from a malfunctioning motor vehicle, unexpected obstructions in the roadway, inclement weather conditions, and even over-correcting one’s vehicle in order to avoid another crash. Additionally, a distracted driver or otherwise impaired motorist can also be the cause of these types of accidents.
For example, in 2011 alone, across the State of Illinois, more than half of the 918 fatal traffic collisions involved only one motor vehicle. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that a large proportion of those one-car traffic accidents occur in larger urban areas like Chicago.
If you were injured in a car accident, you should contact a car accident lawyer in order to discuss your rights and remedies. You might be able to recover damages from the negligent motorist related to the cost of your medical care, which can include medical bills, physical therapy, and lost wages from work, as well as for any resulting disability. Additionally recoverable expenses can include things such as pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and more.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed as a result of a single car or other car accident in the Chicago area, you should contact the hardworking attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. Our dedicated Chicago area car accident lawyers are available at any time in order to answer any questions that you may have. We can also help you file your wrongful death or personal injury claim once you decide to proceed. Our diligent attorneys have many years of experience in zealously representing clients who have been injured by a negligent motorist. To speak with a committed car accident lawyer today, please contact us by calling (312) 924-7575 or through our website, in order to schedule your free initial consultation.
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Man Killed After His Car Rammed Off of the Road onto I-57 in Washington Heights Neighborhood, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published March 21, 2013
Unlicensed Driver Charged in Chicago DUI Accident that Killed Pedestrian, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published March 18, 2013