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Interstate auto accidents can prove fatal

Though many people utilize the interstate because it offers quicker ways to get to their destinations, it is not unusual for traffic on these roadways to cause issues. In some cases, vehicles can come to a standstill, and if drivers approaching the slowed or stopped traffic do not adjust their speed, it is common for auto accidents to take place. Unfortunately, some of these incidents can prove fatal.

It was recently reported that a crash on Interstate 70 in Illinois had a fatal outcome. According to reports, traffic had come to a stop in the right-hand lane of the roadway due to construction. The driver of an approaching vehicle did not adjust his speed as he came upon the stopped traffic, and as a result, his vehicle collided with the rear of another vehicle driven by a 68-year-old man.

The collision caused the man's vehicle to move forward and collide with another vehicle, and that third vehicle struck a tractor-trailer in front of it. The driver of the first vehicle that was hit suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. It was not reported whether any other injuries resulted. The driver of the vehicle that struck the first car was given a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

Though auto accidents happen on a daily basis, no one wants to learn that a crash has claimed the life of a loved one. The family of the man killed in this Illinois crash may find themselves feeling lost and confused in the aftermath as well as struggling with unexpected expenses and other difficulties. Because another driver was considered at fault for the incident, the surviving loved ones may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against that driver in efforts to seek compensation for resulting damages.

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