A car accident in Oswego has left an Illinois man dead and two others injured. The circumstances of the crash continued to be investigated by law enforcement officials.
The incident occurred on Route 30 to the east of Fifth Street when two vehicles collided head-on. The victim, a 21-year-old man from Aurora, was the passenger in a car heading east. That car crossed the center line of Route 30 and hit a vehicle that was traveling west. The Oswego Police reported that it appeared neither driver was impaired at the time of the crash, so they continued to search for answers as to the cause of the accident.
Many local police responded, and emergency personnel were summoned. Police report that at least one vehicle's roof was removed during the rescue efforts. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car in which he was riding, a 24-year-old woman, suffered injuries that required her to be transported to Rush-Copley Hospital. The driver of the other car, a 61-year-old man, was treated for minor injuries and released from the same hospital.
Car accidents that result in fatalities can be devastating for the persons involved as well as their families. A wrongful death case is a common tool for families to seek financial compensation for the loss of their loved one. Appropriate counsel armed with resources and experience might be able to help families to recover damages that might pay for medical bills, funeral costs and a loss of income if the deceased was the family's primary provider.
Source: Oswego Patch, "UPDATE: 21-Year-Old Victim Identified in Fatal Friday Night Crash", Natalie Stevens, December 28, 2013