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Fatal west suburban crash occurs in Chicago

A two-car crash occurred in Virgil Township, a west suburban area of Chicago, shortly after noon on Sunday, Oct. 27. A 23-year-old woman who had been driving a 2012 Ford Focus crossed over the center line and hit a 2007 BMW SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction.

The woman who was driving the Ford died in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the BMW had to be airlifted to a hospital, and the passenger of the BMW was transported to a local hospital via ground ambulance. Police officers say that their injuries were not life threatening, and they are expected to survive the car accident.

The area where the accident occurred was shut down for approximately four hours as officials investigated the scene. Police officers say that no citations have been issued in connection with the incident as the reconstruction team continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The family of the deceased woman might be able to seek compensation for their loved one's unexpected death. They might be able to be reimbursed for her burial expenses as well as for the damage done to her vehicle. Additionally, surviving family members can seek compensation for the emotional pain and suffering that they endured at the loss of a loved one.

Likewise, the people who sustained injuries in the accident might be able to seek compensation for their hospital bills and other medical expenses. Some judges might award compensation to all parties involved in the accident based upon what percentage of fault that each person is assigned in the events. Personal injury attorneys might be able to help their clients make their cases by hiring their own investigators to investigate the accident.

Source: CBS Chicago, "One Killed, Two Injured In West Suburban Crash", October 27, 2013

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