Chicago, IL (January 24, 2020) – A car accident left one dead and two others injured on Chicago’s south side late Tuesday evening, January 21st. The crash took place on 82nd Street when the tire of a 2020 Dodge Durango had a blowout. The rear tire blew, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The Durango left the roadway and collided with a tree. An adult passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 15-year-old passenger was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. The 22-year-old driver of the car suffered facial injuries.
No updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Tire Blow Out Accidents in Chicago
Unfortunately, when traveling on the road, there are often multiple factors that can contribute to a serious collision. Many people don’t consider the possibility of mechanical failure resulting in a crash. On average, more than 8,000 collisions each year are attributable to tire blowouts.
When a tire blows, it can result in serious injuries to the driver, other passengers, and others in the path of an out of control vehicle. Blown tires can deflate rapidly, causing a vehicle to overturn. Injured parties should consult with an experienced Chicago car crash attorney to discuss their legal options.
You need a law firm experienced handling personal injury claims. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped numerous victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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