On January 7, 2018, a 71-year old West Chicago woman was southbound on Route 59 near Meade Road in West Chicago when she crossed the center dividing line and crashed into two other vehicles. The woman died in the crash while her passenger, a 78 year-old man, was seriously injured and transported to Central DuPage Hospital. The drivers of the two other vehicles were also injured and treated at the scene.
According to the West Chicago Police, the crash happened around 4 p.m. and was not likely to be the result of drugs or alcohol. Instead, the police are investigating to see if the winter weather played a factor in the crash.
Illinois drivers need to slow down and drive safely during dangerous winter weather. Illinois law places that responsibility on each driver, even if it means that the safe, reasonable speed is below the actual speed limit. If you were injured in a winter car crash, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help with your claim. It’s possible that the at-fault driver was driving too fast for conditions, which would strengthen your claim against the driver’s insurance company.
For more information and help, please contact Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid for a free consultation about your case.