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Car accident may have caused cardiac arrest that killed woman

An Illinois woman seems to have suffered a cardiac arrest during a crash in Joliet on a recent Sunday evening. This is still being debated because the coroner declared that the 63-year-old woman died from injuries suffered in the car accident, but the police reported that a medical condition caused her death. An autopsy is reportedly planned that will bring clarity about the cause of her death.

According to a report by the Joliet Deputy Police Chief, the SUV in which three women were traveling was T-boned by a passenger vehicle. That vehicle was operated by a 17-year-old teen who allegedly disregarded a stop sign. The SUV reportedly came to a halt after it hit a concrete block at a residence.

The woman who supposedly died of cardiac arrest was reportedly sitting in the back seat of the SUV. The other two occupants were also transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries. The teenage driver of the other car was uninjured, and he was cited for failure to obey a road sign and for speeding.

The surviving family members of the woman who lost her life in this car accident will likely be facing the high costs of end-of-life arrangements. They are entitled to pursue financial relief by filing a wrongful death claim in an Illinois civil court. In a case such as this one, the support of an experienced wrongful death attorney may help to prove that the other driver was negligent, and that his actions either caused fatal injuries or that the medical condition that claimed her life was brought about by his negligence.

Source: Channahon-Minooka, IL. Patch, "Joliet Woman Dies Following Two-Vehicle Crash", Scott Viau, May 9, 2016

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