Two motorists collided at the intersection of Michigan City Road and Torrence Avenue in the southeastern Chicago suburb of Calumet City just before 6:56 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 19. A young boy, who’d been riding as a passenger in one of the two cars that was struck was killed in the crash.
The car carrying the 9-year-old decedent had been proceeding southbound along Torrence Avenue immediately prior to deciding to make an eastbound turn to continue along Michigan City Road. The driver of that car was in the middle of the turn when the passenger side of the car was T-boned by another motorist. That second motorist had been traveling northbound along Torrence Avenue at the time.
Inside the car that was struck were four Hammond, Indiana, residents, two kids and a pair of adults. Although all of the car’s occupants suffered injuries, the young boy’s were perhaps the most severe. Both he and the others were transported to Oak Lawn’s Christ Medical Center.
By 7:38 p.m., the 9-year-old had expired. An autopsy performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that crainiocervical injuries ultimately claimed the boy’s life.
It appears that no one else but the driver was riding in northbound vehicle at the time. It doesn’t appear that the individual suffered any significant injuries in the crash.
Currently, officers with the Calumet City Police Department are being assisted by representatives from the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team in investigating the crash. It’s unclear if charges will be filed against the motorist responsible for causing this fatal crash.
If your loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, then a Chicago motor vehicle accident attorney may advise you of your right to file a wrongful death claim in your case.
Source: Chicago Sun Times, “9-year-old boy killed in Calumet City crash,” Nov. 21, 2017