A 25-year old woman was killed when she drove her car into a barrier of protective barrels. Her 24-year old passenger was hospitalized as a result.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the motorist was driving at a high rate of speed when the accident happened. She lost control of her Honda Accord at about 2:25 a.m. on the Kennedy Expressway near Harlem Avenue.
Her car plowed into the yellow and black crash barrels designed to lessen the impact if a car should head towards the cement walls. Though she was originally traveling in the left lane, her Accord ended up on the right shoulder.
The driver and her passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and the roads were clear. The passenger was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where his condition was unknown.
When you are traveling at a high rate of speed, a serious car accident can happen quickly. Life-changing injuries can happen in the fraction of a second. And if you are a passenger or if you are hit by a fast-moving vehicle, the frustration of being a victim can make your situation even more difficult.
Traffic fatalities are tragic, no matter who is at fault. This is because the vast majority of accidents are completely preventable. Accidents are both physically and mentally traumatic.
The Chicago car accident attorneys of Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard know how difficult car accidents can be. We know because we’ve represented numerous local people in pursuit of justice. We may be able to help you too. Call us today at 888-615-8934.