A recent accident in Prairie Grove claimed the life of an expectant mother. She was driving south on Route 31 when a drunk driver heading north on Route 31 crossed over the center line.
The pregnant woman sustained fatal injuries, and her passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries.
This accident is a tragedy for all involved, but especially for the family of the woman who was killed, as they also lose the unborn child as well.
The Illinois Wrongful Death Act recognizes a right of recovery for the death of an unborn child. This right of recovery would extend to the surviving parent of the child and any siblings, including half-siblings. They would be entitled to recovery of damages for loss of society.