Chicago, IL (January 24, 2020) – On Wednesday morning, January 22nd, four people were injured on the southwest side of Chicago in a crash involving an ambulance. Authorities reported that the collision took place at the 7100 block of South Rockwell Street at around 8:14 a.m. Paramedics responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash.
There were a total of six people involved in the crash with four individuals sustaining injuries. The extent of the injuries the victims suffered it not known at this time.
Local law enforcement officials are currently conducting an investigation into the cause of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Ambulance Accidents in Chicago
Patients and those traveling in ambulances have an expectation to travel safely. Each day, there are millions of emergency vehicles speeding down roadways to provide aid to those who need immediate medical attention. Like any other vehicle on the road, ambulances and other emergency vehicles face risks, especially when traveling at high speeds.
Each year, an estimated 33 people are killed in ambulance collisions. There are, on average, 1,500 car accidents involving ambulances reported annually. Injured victims should consult with a qualified Illinois car accident lawyer.
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