The Illinois State Police report that a three year old boy was killed in a three car crash on I-90 near Huntley. The accident occurred at 10:08 p.m. at westbound Milepost 47 in Gilberts.
The ISP stated that a 2001 Ford Taurus, driven by a female 26 year old Rockford resident, stopped or slowed in traffic, resulting in a 2013 Ford Fusion following her to rear-end her vehicle. A Ford 150 pickup truck behind the Fusion tried to stop in time but was unable to do so, hitting the Fusion as a result.
The three year old was a passenger in the Taurus and was pronounced dead at Centegra Hospital in Huntley. Another passenger in the Taurus, a resident of Dixon, was rushed to Lutheran General Hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Taurus was taken to Sherman Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Fusion has non-critical injuries. The driver of the pickup was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation.
All of us at Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by the loss of life to someone so young and by the injuries suffered by the other victims. Nothing can console the friends and family impacted by such a devastating loss. Our thoughts and condolences are with all those involved.
We at Illinois Accident Report write these blogs not only to raise safety awareness and provide the community with accident data but also to inform and educate friends and family of the victim that they might have have grounds to file a wrongful death claim.
When claiming compensation against the party at fault for the wrongful death of a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses of the deceased if they were hospitalized prior to succumbing to fatal injuries, lost earnings (which could include the prospective life span of the deceased), funeral and burial expenses, loss of support and consortium, emotional and psychological pain and suffering and other non-economic losses.
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