Elderly woman dies in head-on crash

The winter is slowly arriving, which means that roads will be slippery and newspapers will be full of car crash stories. One of these stories is a head-on crash on Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates that took the life of an 86-year-old woman. This traffic accident, along with many others, was covered by a story in the Chicago Tribune.

The crash that took the elderly woman’s life happened around 4 in the morning on December 5. Helen Royce, 86, was pronounced dead at St. Alexius Medical Center, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The woman was declared dead about an hour after the crash.

Royce was in a sedan heading south when a collision took place between the sedan and a northbound SUV. The male driver of the SUV was not injured in the accident. The collision took place just south of West Higgins Road, according to Hoffman Estates Police Sergeant Darin Felgenhauer.

None of the vehicles in the collision had any passengers.

Alcohol, drugs, speed or weather are not suspected as the cause for the accident, according to police.

Throughout the year, numerous people are killed and injured in traffic. If you or a loved one fall victim to someone else’s reckless driving, you might be eligible for compensation. The best thing to do in these cases is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Our Illinois offices handle a variety of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death cases. If you are in one of the areas listed on our site, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.

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