Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Aug 05, 2015 in Auto Accidents
A woman and a six-year-old child were killed in a rear-end collision on southbound West Loop 820 at White Settlement Road on Monday, August 3, 2015.
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At about 5 p.m. a Ford Explorer Sport Trac slammed into the back of a Chevy Malibu stopped in the middle of the road because of a flat tire. Four people were inside the stopped vehicle. The speed at which the truck was traveling when it hit the car remains unknown.
An 81-year-old woman and a six-year-old child were sitting in the backseat of the Malibu at the time of the accident. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the child was transported to Cook Childrens Medical Center where she later died from injuries sustained during the accident.
The driver of the sedan and the driver of the truck were also transported to local hospitals with injuries. Another passenger in the car declined treatment.
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Although it remains unclear if the driver of the truck was or was not able to stop or avoid the disabled vehicle, the tragedy of this accident highlights the importance of staying focused on the road while driving. Distracted driving leads to thousands of accidents every year that could have been avoided.
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