In southwest suburban Burbank, Illinois a 29 year old man was killed on Monday when he crashed his car into a house, according to News Radio 780 WBBM. The driver, a Colorado resident, hit the house in the area of 78th & Nagle. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
There was a passenger in the car that was also taken to Christ Hospital. He is reportedly in stable condition.
What caused the car to hit the house, or if anyone was injured inside the home, has not been reported. It has also not been reported if drugs or alcohol were a factor.
While it seems like a bizarre and rare case, motor vehicles hitting houses or other buildings is more common than you would think. Recently our law firm settled a case for a client who was home in bed when a car crashed through a bedroom wall and hit her. Her elderly neighbor had hit the gas instead of the brake and lost control.
We also represent a Chicago resident who stopped for some fast food in a downtown restaurant. While he was eating a driver lost control and drove into the restaurant, striking several patrons.
In the Burbank case, the passenger will be able to make a claim for damages against the driver’s auto insurance policy. The fact that you are a passenger in the at fault party’s car does not bar a claim.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact Abels & Annes for a free, no obligation consultation.