In Kane County, Illinois a motor vehicle accident where a car hit a house has resulted in the death of a passenger, according to the Kane County Chronicle. The car accident occurred just before 1:30 am last Friday morning in the 600 block of East Chicago Street in Elgin.
Both the driver and passenger were taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin. The passenger, Marcelo Martinez-Ayala, 26, of Carpentersville, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver was not seriously injured.
The accident is being investigated by the Elgin Police Department. The cause of the accident has not been reported.
Car accidents involving collisions with houses are more common than you would think. This year one such accident was reported in the Rock Island area and another was reported in downstate Illinois.
Last year our law firm settled a case where a woman was injured while at home in the South Suburbs of Chicago when an elderly woman lost control of her car and crashed into her house. Our client was hit while she was laying in bed.