Recently, an accident involving fifteen vehicles occurred on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago. Allegedly, black ice on the outer lanes of the road caused the accident. A man was tragically killed when he was struck by a vehicle while standing outside of his car. Additionally, three women were injured in the accident. In addition to this fifteen vehicle accident, a few more occurred due to icy road conditions of Chicago.
It is important to be aware of the conditions of the roads in your area if you plan on driving in icy, snowy, or rainy weather. While dangers on the road are often visible to drivers, black ice is a danger to drivers who operate their vehicles during winter weather. Black ice is transparent and therefore hard for drivers to spot. When driven over, it causes the vehicle to lose friction with the road, therefore making the vehicle uncontrollable. To avoid getting into an ice-related accident, it is best to avoid driving over icy roads or to operate your vehicle at a slow and safe speed.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident, let the qualified Missouri personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth assist you. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience which they can use to get you the justice you deserve. Our attorneys can use their knowledge about how insurance companies work to acquire you compensation for your losses, both economic and non-economic. For a free no obligation consultation, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.