Four car accident in Des Plaines results in fatality of one driver

December 2, 2009: Rajeshbhaiv Patel, 47, of 9238 Aspen Dr., died from injuries he sustained in the crash which occurred just after 6 a.m. Dec. 2 on Golf Road east of Oakton Community College.

According to police, Rajeshbhaiv Patel’s passenger and co-worker, Ashwin Patel, 51, of 9581 Dee Rd., unincorporated Maine Township, was also seriously injured in the crash.

Des Plaines Police Commander Dan Niemann said the driver’s side of Rajeshbhaiv Patel’s 1999 Toyota Corolla was broadsided in the crash.

“We’re attempting to figure out how the vehicle was ultimately broadsided and what factors contributed to the accident,” Niemann said.

At this time, there is limited information on the cause of the crash. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we have investigated thousands of car crashes utilizing the very best experts in the field. It will be critical to conduct a timely investigation to preserve evidence at the accident scene and to record witness recollections of the events. Often skid marks and debris left from the vehicles will indicate not only the speed of the vehicles prior to impact, but also the direction the vehicles were headed relative to each other.