Mother’s Day is supposed to be a time of joy and relaxation for all of the moms in Illinois and throughout the country. On this special day, families take time out to recognize just how unique and precious that their mothers are. But for four Chicago families, this Mother’s Day will be indelibly etched in their minds for a horrifying reason. Four young mothers lost their lives over the weekend in a deadly single-vehicle car accident in Chicago. It happened around midnight Sunday morning on Lake Street near Cicero Avenue on a stretch of road that runs directly underneath the Green Line elevated train tracks. In this area, the two-lane road is quite narrow, and tall train track support beams are placed very close to the roadway. Some of these concrete beams are in the middle of the road between the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic. The car reportedly struck one of these mid-road beams at a high rate of speed, and the impact was so great that it sheared the car in half. A 25-year old woman, a 22-year old woman, and a 21-year old woman were all pronounced dead at the scene – while another 21-year old woman was taken to a nearby hospital but died from her injuries less than an hour later. The four women were reportedly friends who were out celebrating Mother’s Day. They leave behind a total of six young children between them. Investigators are not certain which one of the women was driving the car, but relatives of the victims believe that the one behind the wheel was the 21-year old who was transported to the hospital. Whoever the driver turns out to be, she could be named as the defendant in wrongful death lawsuits filed by the surviving family members of the passengers. That’s because Illinois law states that drivers are ultimately responsible for the safety and well-being of their passengers.