A single-vehicle car accident in Illinois resulted in the death of a woman on Monday. According to authorities, 65-year-old Kathy J. Tankersley was operating her vehicle on Illinois Route 91 when she lost control in Dunlap, veered off the roadway, overcorrected and crashed her vehicle into a ditch at approximately 10:35 a.m. Tankersley was ejected in the crash and transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The roadway was closed for several hours while authorities were investigating the accident.
Thousands of preventable car accidents happen every year claiming the lives of individuals, and injuring many more. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, it is estimated that 37,000 individuals lose their lives in auto accidents every year. Victims of auto accidents sustain physical, financial, and emotional damages. A form of negligence if often to blame for auto accidents and those negligent should be held responsible for your damages. Common causes of auto accidents include dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, and negligent driving. To obtain the compensation you deserve for these damages, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.
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