Auto accident claims 2 lives in Illinois

On behalf of Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd posted in car accidents on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

Two people lost their lives in a recent Illinois motor vehicle accident. The auto accident occurred during the early morning hours on a Sunday. It took place along Illinois 127.

According to police, an 18-year-old woman was operating a car northbound on the highway shortly after 1:50 a.m. The car veered across the southbound highway lanes. It ended up hitting a tree.

The driver suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. She died at the hospital. A male passenger in the car with her was pronounced dead at the crash scene; he was 22. Authorities continue to investigate the crash, and no further details were immediately available.

The loved ones of the man who died in the crash may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of this tragic auto accident. They have the right to pursue the reimbursement of monetary damages stemming from the crash, which may include lost companionship and the loss of income for surviving dependents, for example. Financial restitution may also help to address pain and suffering as well as emotional distress caused by the car crash. Although the driver who reportedly caused the accident passed away in the crash, the driver’s legal estate may be held liable for the passenger’s death; in addition, a lawsuit may be field against any separate owner of the vehicle in which they two were riding. Liability must be established to the satisfaction of the civil court hearing the claim in Illinois before a judge will decide claims for damages.

Source:, “Two killed in Montgomery County crash”, Dec. 20, 2015