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Head-on collision leaves Chicago area resident dead

Many of our readers have probably heard about a tragic accident that occurred on April 7, when a head-on collision resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl from the Chicago area. The young girl was reportedly a backseat passenger in a pickup truck. Two other people were in the front seat of the truck.

The reports indicate that it was the pickup truck that drifted out of its lane of traffic and into the path of an oncoming box truck driven by a man in his 30s. There were no initial indications of what caused the pickup truck to drift into the path of oncoming traffic, but an accident investigation was underway. Besides the death of the 17-year-old girl, the two other people in her vehicle were seriously injured, as was the driver of the box truck. All three were transported to the hospital for medical care in the immediate aftermath of the car accident.

There were no reports of any arrests being made in connection with this accident, and the early reports said that alcohol was not suspected to have played a factor in the collision. It does not appear that the young girl was related to the driver of the vehicle she was in. Her family will likely be especially interested to learn about the results of the accident investigation to see if negligence of any kind was involved.

If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation to cover your medical expenses and other damages. You may wish to consult an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Northwest Side girl dies in Bartlett crash," Grace Wong, April 8, 2017

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