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Head-on collision kills two Chicago women

Many Chicago residents are able to connect with their co-workers. Making friends with the people that employees see each day can make the daily grind of going to a job much easier. Some co-workers even support each other and commute to and from work together to help each other out.

Three Chicago women and co-workers at a local Bakers Square restaurant were involved in a serious head-on collision on the Eisenhower Expressway. The three victims were heading east on the freeway when a minivan illegally entered the roadway going the wrong way and hit them. Two of the women were killed and the sole survivor of the three women stated that while the driver of the victims' car tried to maneuver out of the way of the minivan, the driver of the minivan swerved the same way and the accident occurred.

As police continue their accident investigation more facts into this tragic collision will emerge. It is suspected that the driver of the minivan was under the influence of alcohol and that this collision may have been a drunk driving accident.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances cause many of the auto accidents that occur in the metropolitan area each year and leave many families struggling to deal with the loss of loved ones who perish in such incidents. It is particularly heartbreaking when young people like these women are killed because they had so much life ahead of them when the collision occurred.

While the driver of the minivan may face criminal charges for operating under the influence and causing a fatal accident, the surviving victim and the families of the deceased victims may also consider filing civil lawsuits against the responsible party for their losses. By failing to operate his vehicle with responsibility and care the minivan's driver opened himself up to claims of recklessness and negligence that caused damages.

Source: NBC 5 Chicago, "2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Eisenhower Expressway," Sep. 7, 2013

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