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Park Ridge, IL – Khochaba Malko Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck at Oakton & Greenwood Sts

Park Ridge, IL - Khochaba Malko Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck at Oakton & Greenwood Sts

Park Ridge, IL (August 1, 2022) – A Sunday early-morning collision in Park Ridge claimed the life of a 50-year-old man, whose identity has now been disclosed by authorities.

The deceased victim was identified by the Park Ridge police as Khochaba Malko.

The 21-year-old driver of a Jeep SUV reportedly collided with a Lexus sedan at the junction of Oakton Street and Greenwood Street just before 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. Malko, identified by authorities as the Lexus sedan’s front-seat passenger, was declared dead at the scene.

In addition, paramedics transported a backseat passenger, a 43-year-old woman, to an area hospital. On Monday, authorities revealed that the female passenger was Malko’s wife. Doctors treated the woman for minor injuries, according to the police. Since then, she has been discharged from the hospital.

The driver of the Lexus, a 51-year-old, was hurt and remains in serious condition, while the 21-year-old driver of the Jeep SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

An accident inquiry is in progress. However, no citations have been issued as of yet.

At this time, we extend our best wishes for the victims’ rapid recovery and our condolences to the families and loved ones of Khochaba Malko.

Fatal Automobile Crashes in Illinois

According to statistics collected by the state, there were over 95,000 car accidents in Illinois in 2013. More than 900 unique natural disasters caused the deaths of around 980 people. Driving under the influence of alcohol, colliding head-on with an immovable object, and driving at an unsafely high rate of speed are the three leading causes of fatal automobile accidents.

The vast majority of fatal and injury-causing automobile collisions in Cook County occur at or near highly used junctions. According to recently published statistics from the state of Illinois, the greater Chicago metropolitan region is responsible for almost a quarter of all traffic incidents.

The victims of motor vehicle accidents are often forced to bear the consequences of others’ irresponsibility. In addition to the stress and suffering associated with mental illness, patients must also struggle with rising medical care expenditures and other financial challenges.

In addition, the victims may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering they endured or for the loss of a loved one that resulted directly from these injuries. If the collision was not your fault, you must immediately contact a Chicago car accident attorney.

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s carelessness or inattention in Illinois, you have the right to seek compensation and justice. Plaintiffs injured in a car accident in Illinois are strongly encouraged to get legal counsel as quickly as possible after the incident since it may be difficult to obtain fair and complete compensation from the other driver or their insurance company in the absence of legal representation.

The in-depth knowledge of our state’s regulatory framework that D&W Law Group has helped us construct a sound accident claim for every client we’ve worked with. Please contact our Chicago wrongful death attorneys if you have any concerns or want to start the claim filing process immediately. Call 312-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation session.

If you were injured in an accident in the Chicago region, you might depend on our personal injury lawyers to investigate your legal options and assist you in assembling the facts of your case. Fortunately, if you or a family member have been injured, you may be eligible for financial aid. We will do all necessary to safeguard your legal rights and your family’s legal rights at this terrible time in your life.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes, eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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