On the Southwest Side of Chicago, an elderly man was killed in a car accident last Saturday, according to chicagobreakingnews.com. The driver, an 88 year old Chicago man, was driving east on South Archer Avenue in his 1997 Lincoln, when he was hit from behind by a 1991 Lincoln Continental. The force of impact from the collision ejected the driver from his vehicle.
The victim was rushed by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center for treatment. However, later that afternoon he was pronounced dead. A passenger in the car and the driver of the other car were both injured and transported to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment.
As a result of the accident, the at fault driver, a Chicago resident, received citations for following too closely and having no proof of insurance. The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.
This accident is another example of a growing trend of people operating motor vehicles without insurance. In this tough economy, more and more people have been going without it. Just last week, my office was contacting by Fox News in Chicago and they plan on running a story about this very topic.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an uninsured driver, contact Abels & Annes for a free consultation.