Ford Heights, IL (December 1, 2019) – Two people were injured in a crash on Sunday, December 1st, after leading police on a chase from Indiana into Illinois. The chase began in Dyer, Indiana and ended when the injured parties crashed their vehicle. The crash site was located on the ramp from IL-394 NB to Lincoln Hwy in the area of Ford Heights, Illinois.
The male driver, 21, was hospitalized in critical condition after the crash. Another male passenger was also transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No statement has been provided on what caused the pursuit.
The identities of the involved parties have not yet been released. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Chicago
Certain actions behind the wheel can increase your chances to be involved in a serious collision. Speeding is often cited as a factor in fatal vehicle collisions throughout the United States. These crashes are caused by reckless drivers who endanger the safety of themselves and others.
In 2017, 26 percent of all fatal collisions were caused by speeding motorists. When you speed, you magnify the injuries sustained in a collision. If you are injured by a reckless driver, you should contact a qualified Illinois car crash lawyer to protect your legal rights.
Being injured in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those unfairly injured in a vehicle collision. Discuss your case today by giving us a call at 312-386-7683.
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