A fatal vehicle accident took place in Chicago on I-94 on Sunday around 9:30 in the morning. The accident occurred when a Chevrolet Trailblazer veered out of its lane of traffic, collided with a Cadillac, then crashed into a concrete barrier. This resulted in the SUV rolling and the ejection of the driver. The Illinois State Police reported that the woman driving the vehicle was traveling at a quick rate when the accident took place. Additionally, she was not wearing her seat belt. Tragically, she passed away at the hospital after the accident. The two people that were in the Cadillac at the time of the accident were both wearing their seatbelts and were injured minorly.
Seat belts are extremely important when practicing road safety because they reduce your chances of fatality when in a vehicle accident. Additionally, speeding is also a factor that is often seen in fatal accidents. It is involved in one out of every three accidents in which there is a fatality. By driving according to the speed limit and wearing your seatbelt, your chances of getting into a fatal accident are greatly reduced.
The Saint Louis auto accident lawyers of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth can assist you in the event of a car accident. Our years of legal experience, combined with the legal knowledge needed to swiftly settle your case and recover compensation for losses that resulted from the accident. To talk to an attorney about your case for free, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today.