On Sunday, an accident on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the South Side of Chicago caused two fatalities. In the accident, a passenger car and a semi-trailer collided in the early hours of the morning.
The accident occurred at 2:30 a.m. on the southbound side of the highway. According to Illinois State Police Officers, both of the individuals in the passenger car died.
Thus far, police have been able to piece together a harrowing story about the accident. It seems that the semi-trailer was reducing its speed in order to comply with the speed limit of the construction zone it was entering on Bishop Ford Freeway.
However, as the semi-trailer began to slow down it was somehow struck by the passenger car from behind. The passenger vehicle then slid underneath the semi-trailer and became stuck beneath the much larger vehicle.
Both men inside the vehicle died on the scene. Speeding was considered to be a factor in the accident. Lanes were shut down on the southbound lanes of the freeway until 8:00 a.m. on Monday.
GWC Injury Lawyers car accident lawyers are very familiar with the dangers caused by excessive speeds. One of the primary consequences of speeding is that drivers cannot quickly make the adjustments they need to make to prevent an accident.
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