Any accident involving a motor vehicle can have fatal results. Car and truck collisions are a frequent cause of tragedy and death. Recently, a mass transit vehicle in Illinois claimed the life of its driver.
A taxi driver was pronounced dead by the Cook County medical examiner's office after his cab hit a center divider near the Bronzeville area, according to local investigators.
The 57-year-old driver was from Romeoville, Illinois. The accident occurred on South Wabash Avenue in the 2500 block.
Police officers on the scene claimed the driver was seriously hurt while heading northbound on Wabash. A spokesperson from the Police News Affairs claimed the man driving the cab reportedly lost control of his vehicle and hit a median in the center of the street.
Initially investigating officers thought the man had been struck down by cardiac arrest, but Northwestern Memorial Hospital's medical examiner performed an autopsy and confirmed he died from the injuries he suffered in the crash. The coroner called the time of death the day after the incident.
The incident is still under investigation.
Illinois has some of the busiest roadways in the country. While car accidents are a leading cause of death, there are many incidents involving buses, taxis, and trains in the state. If you, or someone you know or love, have been involved in a fatal or serious taxi accident in the state of Illinois, you may need assistance from a person who specializes in personal injury on a mass transit vehicle. There can be many layers to examine in determing the cause of the incident. The vehicle may have been improperly maintained or not serviced properly. It is in your best interest to consult with an objective person who can thoroughly review the details of the incident and determine if you or your family are entitled to compensation of damages.
Source: Chicago Tribune, "Driver killed when cab strikes barrier" No author given, May. 25, 2014