A Chicago driver who was involved in a minor accident was struck and killed by a truck as he attempted to take pictures of the initial collision on April 24, according to officials. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of West Division Street near the Kennedy Expressway.
The initial crash, which was stated to be minor, took place between a minivan and a truck that was hauling a dump trailer at approximately 6:30 a.m. The driver of the truck was reportedly taking pictures of the damage caused by the collision when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle that was described as a large truck. He reportedly died at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the large truck remained at the scene of the accident. They were reportedly not injured in the crash. The female driver of the minivan that was involved in the initial collision was transported to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, but it appeared that she ultimately did not suffer any injuries. At the time the report was released, the incident was still under investigation, and it was not known if the authorities planned to file charges against either the female driver involved in the initial crash or the driver of the large truck.
A fatal car accident can happen without warning. In many cases, these accidents are minor. However, as shown in this case, they can quickly become fatal. Family members who lose a loved one in a car crash may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the driver that ultimately caused their death. By filing this lawsuit, certain family members who sustained financial damages that were associated with the death may be able to be compensated for those losses, which may include lost income and funeral costs.
Source: WLS-TV, "Driver taking photos after Noble Square crash struck, killed", April 24, 2014