Typically when hearing that someone who is in their 90s die, it's due to natural causes associated with their age. Unfortunately, that was not the case for a 91-year-old woman and a 93-year-old man on Christmas Day. The woman was the driver of a 2006 Chrysler 300 and the man was the passenger. Their vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook around 6:15 p.m. Both individuals were unresponsive at the scene and later pronounced dead at the hospital. The occupants of the other vehicle were also rushed to the hospital where one was listed in critical condition and the other in stable condition. Northbrook authorities are investigating the circumstances of the accident.
Traffic crashes claimed the lives of 32,719 individuals in 2013, according to The National Highway Traffic Administration. It is also reported that 2.4 people were injured in traffic accidents. Thousands of accidents occur daily at the hands of irresponsible drivers. A third of the number of fatalities in 2013 was due to crashes caused by drunk drivers. Driving distractions, speeding, and aggressive driving are also factors in drivers' negligence. Victims of traffic accidents should contact an auto accident attorney immediately to ensure their accident is fully investigated and that their rights are honored in recovering the maximum compensation for their claim.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 million in compensation for their clients, while being easily accessible. We are dedicated professionals that are prepared to vigorously represent you, or your family member who were injured or killed in auto accident. Furthermore, our experienced attorney's have over a century of combined experience, and will fight tirelessly for you while assisting in recovering the fair financial compensation you deserve. Please contact our St. Louis office today at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your auto accident case.
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