A Lake County, Illinois single vehicle auto accident has left two men dead after they were ejected from the automobile. The accident happened on Illinois 145 near Edwards Road in North Suburban Antioch, Illinois. The driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line, and rolled over in a ditch on the east side of the road.
One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, only sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Victory Memorial Hospital in Lake County.
Lake County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Antioch Police and Fire Dept. were at the scene of the accident, and the Lake County Sheriff is investigating the cause of the crash. It has not been disclosed if the passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The driver has received a ticket for driving too fast for conditions.
David Abels & Associates has handled many single car accident injury cases, some involving very serious injury and/or death. From an injury lawyer’s perspective, a single car crash case can be easier to handle as compared to other auto accidents, as there is usually no issue as to who is at fault. Typically the accident is caused by a driver who is traveling too fast for conditions. The only real issue is damages. (Although there could be a comparative fault issue if the victims were not wearing seat belts). In this case we are talking about the worst type of damages, that being the death of two people.