Man Dies Due to I-57 and 99th St. Accident

Your Chicago personal injury lawyers, GWC Injury Lawyers, remind you to stay safe during this Spring Break. The roads can be a bit more dangerous these next couple of weeks, with more people out for fun. Always wear a seatbelt and never speed on the roads, as it could cause you to be a hazard to yourself and to others.

One such fatal accident occurred on Saturday, March 8, 2014, when a man died after being ejected from his SUV on I-57 near 99 th Street in Chicago.

Police said the 29-year-old man was driving his 2000 Ford Explorer on southbound I-57.  He was said to have veered to the right, causing his SUV to hit the side guardrail and roll over. Police believe that speeding played a large part in the man losing control of his vehicle.

The man was also not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, which caused him to be ejected from the vehicle.

He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m.

Parts of I-57 near 99 th Street were closed until 4:50 a.m.

As the years of driving pass for us all, sometimes we forget to go back to basics while on the road. Always follow the rules when it comes to speeding, stoplights, seatbelts, and general distraction. These simple steps could save a life – including your own.

And remember to call your Chicago attorney, GWC Injury Lawyers, at 1-312-464-1234 if you are ever injured in an accident, or go online at and fill out our FREE case evaluation today. We promise to work hard in order to get you everything that you deserve.