There was a fatal Eisenhower Expressway accident early Sunday (August 9, 2020) morning. This fatal Eisenhower Expressway accident led to the death of a 15-year-old boy.
The fatal accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the August 9, 2020 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “15-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Thrown From Vehicle In Crash On Eisenhower Expressway.”
As seen in the article, the boy was a passenger in a SUV. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the boy was ejected from the SUV after the driver of the SUV, a 17-year-old, lost control of the vehicle and the SUV rolled over. This rollover crash occurred near the Austin exit.
The 15-year-old boy died after being taken to the hospital. The driver of the SUV was injured, with those injuries were considered to be minor injuries.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Rollover accidents often occur if one or more factors are present. Rollover accidents often lead to serious accident injuries. These injuries occur because of the physically-traumatic nature of these crashes.
If one or more of the vehicle occupants are not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, these occupants are in danger of being ejected. This means that the vehicle occupant is partially or fully thrown from the vehicle.
As seen in many accidents involving ejections, the accident injuries are usually severe and can be life-threatening in nature.
Additional discussion of rollover accidents, including their causes, can be seen on the “Cook County Rollover Accidents” page.
As with any accident, if you were hurt due to the negligence of another person, you may be able to collect injury compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. In instances where a person dies and it was someone else’s fault, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit.