Chicago, IL (November 25, 2019) – Four firemen and one woman were injured following a collision in the Chatham area on Chicago’s south side. The accident occurred early Sunday morning, November 24th, at around 7 a.m. The brakes of the firetruck reportedly failed, causing the vehicle to crash at the corner of E. 75th St. and S. King Dr.
The firetruck was heading north on King Dr. at the time of the crash. That is when the truck collided with a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on 75th St. The female driver of the vehicle was critically injured and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she is reportedly in stable condition. Four firemen on board the truck were also injured.
Local authorities are managing the investigation into the crash at this time. No other details have yet been made public.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Brake Failure Accidents in Chicago
All drivers have an obligation to properly maintain their vehicles. Some may see this is an unnecessary burden. However, mechanical issues are the cause of around 2 percent of all reported car accidents each year.
Of all crashes caused by mechanical failure, 22 percent are due to brake failure. While modern vehicles don’t often have brake issues, failure is still a very real possibility. If you are injured in a crash caused by mechanical failure, you may be eligible to recover lost compensation.
Being injured in a crash is a frustrating and confusing time. The team of Chicago car crash lawyers at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover your deserved compensation. Call our law offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have been unfairly injured in a car accident.
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