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Des Plaines, IL – Deadly Chain-Reaction Crash on I-294 at Golf Rd

Des Plaines, IL (June 7, 2024) – At least one person was killed in a multi-car crash that took place on June 7 on an expressway in the north suburbs, per local authorities. Illinois State Police stated that the crash happened around 3:55 p.m. on Interstate 294 near Golf Road in Des Plaines.

Four vehicles were involved in the apparent chain-reaction crash, police said. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene, though their identity was not immediately known. Three other drivers were taken to hospital with injuries, police added. Three left lanes on southbound I-294 were closed as police investigated, but no further information was immediately available about the cause of the crash. The Des Plaines Police Department’s crash team is investigating.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

The majority of the increase in fatal collisions in Illinois and nationwide over the past several years can be attributed to reckless driving, distracted driving, incidents involving intoxicated drivers, speeding, and more.  Furthermore, head-on crashes and multi-vehicle collisions frequently result in fatalities, and the consequences can quickly become problematic when several parties are involved. Major auto accidents and fatal collisions give rise to many challenges and obstacles, particularly when it comes to those that loved ones leave behind. A  bereaved family bears an immense emotional toll in the event of a fatal crash.

At the Romaker Law Firm, we recognize that financial concerns are likely the last thing on your mind after losing a family member. However, you should not have to handle a claim on your own or pay for anything out of pocket if your loved one was killed due to the negligent or careless actions of another party. Our law firm provides thoughtful and empathetic support to bereaved families whose lives have been profoundly disrupted by a tragic loss. Because of the intricacy of these cases, it is critical to have a skilled Des Plaines wrongful death attorney advocating for you in order to achieve a favorable outcome. In this way, we will do the complex legal work while you focus on your emotional and psychological recovery after this devastating calamity that took away a beloved family member of yours.

In the event of a fatal collision, our skilled team at Romaker Law Firm is ready to advocate for significant monetary restitution on your behalf and that of your family. We have been assisting citizens across the state of Illinois in receiving just compensation after a collision for more than two decades. Contact our Des Plaines-area wrongful death lawyers by calling 312-377-7000 to learn more about how to get the justice you deserve after your loved one’s death.




Note: Our team of writers relies on secondary sources such as local news reports, police reports, social media platform posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Chicago. It's important to note that our firm hasn't independently verified the details of this specific incident. Therefore, if you find anything inaccurate in our post, please contact The Romaker Law Firm so we can correct it right away. We will remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The content herein is not meant to serve as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post is unrelated to the described accident scene.

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