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Schaumburg, IL – Carolyn Van Slyck Killed, Three Hospitalized in Four-Car Crash on I-90 at Meacham Rd

Schaumburg, IL - Carolyn Van Slyck Killed, Three Hospitalized in Four-Car Crash on I-90 at Meacham Rd

Schaumburg, IL (April 27, 2023) – The identity of a driver who died in Thursday’s I-90 accident in the city’s north suburbs has been released.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Illinois State Police confirmed that 40-year-old Palatine resident Carolyn Van Slyck died shortly after 3:30 p.m. Officers say that she was involved in a four-vehicle crash on westbound I-90 before Meacham Road in Schaumburg.

Authorities pronounced Van Slyck dead at the scene, and three other motorists were sent to the hospital.

Police did not immediately release additional details about the collision. An investigation remains ongoing in the interim.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Carolyn Van Slyck. Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their full recovery.

Deadly Traffic Accidents in Chicagoland

According to statistics, Illinois had roughly 95,000 vehicle accidents per year. Around 1,010 people died as a result of more than 920 different incidents. The three most frequent factors in deadly automobile accidents are drunk driving, collisions with immovable objects, and high speeds.

In Cook County, accidents that result in fatalities or severe injuries typically occur on or near highly trafficked thoroughfares. More than a quarter of all traffic accidents occur in the greater Chicago metropolitan region, according to recently published statistics for the state of Illinois.

Accident victims regularly end themselves footing the bill for the carelessness of another motorist. In addition to the patient’s physical and emotional suffering as a result of the occurrence, the exorbitant expense of treatment exacerbates the issue.

The mental suffering brought on by the catastrophe or the unjustifiable death of a loved one may also be made up for by the victims. If you were harmed in a collision that was not your fault, you should not wait to contact a Chicago car accident lawyer.

When another driver’s carelessness or unlawful behavior was the cause of your injuries in a vehicle accident, you have the right to pursue justice and financial recompense. Accident victims in Illinois shouldn’t be reluctant to see an attorney after a car accident. Without legal counsel, you could have trouble persuading the suspected at-fault driver or their insurance provider to fully reimburse you for your damages.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a Chicagoland car crash, contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys immediately at D&W Law Group if you have questions or want to file a claim. Please call our team at 312-888-8888 to schedule your first consultation, which is free of charge.

After a car accident injury, our personal injury lawyers in the Chicago area are available to answer any inquiries. After an accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about being able to support your family or yourself.

At this trying time, we will do all in our ability to protect your legal rights and the legal rights of your loved ones. We will investigate every possible avenue in order to bring you and your family justice.

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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