Tragedy struck a family recently following a catastrophic car accident that took one life and injured several other people. The accident occurred on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s north side when a careless driver speeding and changing lanes clipped another car, crossed the median and struck three other cars.
The crash occurred around 6pm on a Monday. Three victims were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition where one died from her injuries. One victim in serious-to-critical condition was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in fair-to-serious condition, two children were taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, one victim in fair-to-serious condition was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and one person who was injured refused to go to a hospital for treatment.
Debris was scattered throughout both sides of the road, including a car tire 75 yards beyond the scene of the crash. Multiple vehicles were mangled in the crash, and people at the scene who witnessed the crash immediately ran to help those involved. One victim remained trapped in a silver sedan. Video footage from one of the bystanders showed someone trying to perform chest compressions on someone trapped in the front seat of one of the vehicles. Police believe that speeding played a factor in the crash.
If someone you love has been killed in a car accident, your family may be entitled to compensation. This could include not only compensation for your family’s pain and suffering, but also medical costs, rehabilitation as well as future lost wages. If you find yourself in such a situation, you may want to get more information about wrongful death law to learn how to proceed.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “Woman killed, 7 hurt in Lake Shore Drive crash” ‘It almost looked as if one of the cars flew’,” Tony Briscoe and Liam Ford, July 25, 2017