Chicago, IL (December 25, 2019) – A wrong-way collision on Christmas Eve involving five vehicles left two people injured in Chicago on Tuesday evening. The accident occurred near the intersection of I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) and 79th Street at around 10:37 p.m. Authorities at the scene reported that the crash was caused by a vehicle traveling southbound on I-94 NB.
Witnesses at the scene claimed that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed. Two involved parties were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment of sustained injuries. No other injuries were reported.
This story is still developing. An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Wrong-Way Collisions in Chicago
Of all the crashes that can happen in Chicago, one of the most devastating is a wrong-way collision. These crashes happen at high speeds and with little warning. Victims often have little time to protect themselves and prevent serious injuries.
Wrong-way crashes are some of the most deadly. There are, on average, 261 fatal wrong-way accidents each year. Injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation by calling a Chicago car crash attorney.
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