All car accidents that leave people dead or injured are tough to read about, but there's something even more heartbreaking when children are involved. In a recent accident in Carrollton, one woman is dead and a 6-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl wound up in the hospital.
It happened a little after 8 p.m. on a day in early February. A woman was driving her car north on U.S. 67 when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle crossed the center line, veering into the southbound lane. That's when her car slammed head-on into an SUV. In the SUV was a 29-year-old woman and the two little girls.
The woman who was headed northbound died before she could be taken to the hospital. All three of the passengers in the SUV were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment but their conditions were not reported.
The Illinois State Police crash reconstruction unit is conducting an investigation into the accident. They have not indicated whether drugs, alcohol or distraction played a role in the collision.
In a case like this one, the victims may end up saddled with medical expenses and lost wages that they can't handle. Insurance companies are supposed to help, but they often try to get by with as little as possible and have been known to deny claims for compensation.
When that happens, it may be time to call an experienced attorney. A personal injury lawyer might be able to help the victims get the money they need to recover.
Source: sj-r.com, "Carrollton woman killed in head-on crash," February 3, 2017