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Lake Shore Drive Accident Claims Two Lives, Injures Two Others

 Posted on August 22, 2012 in Car Accidents

A mother and son from Rodgers Park spent their Saturday at the Air and Water Show on August 18th.  Unfortunately, the pair never made it back home to talk about their fun filled day. Marija Bala, 39, and her 6-year-old son Luka were travelling home to the 1700 block of W Estes Avenue on Lake Shore Drive nearby Montrose Avenue, when a horrific accident occurred.

The vehicle transporting the Balas lost control around 6 pm on that Saturday.  They travelled from the northbound lanes across the sizable median and into the southbound lane of traffic. Marija’s car smashed into a vehicle travelling the opposite direction and injured two people. Luka Bala was pronounced dead at 6:21 pm at Lurie Children’s Hospital from injuries suffered during the car accident. His mother, Marija died two hours later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

A driver that was rear-ended during the accident was released from a local hospital with minor injuries.  Another person in a third car endured more serious injuries that have not been reported by the authorities.  It was believed that this fourth person was in serious to critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The accident closed the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive for several hours on Saturday.

The cause of the accident is still unknown at this point of the police investigation. If a car accident occurs were people are seriously injured, they deserve to be compensated for their physical and mental losses. Personal injury claims can become very complex, which makes it absolutely necessary to have the best representation available. To discuss the intricacies of your possible case, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago today.

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