Chicago, IL (January 17, 2020) – A head-on collision left a man in Chicago injured early Thursday morning, January 16th. The accident happened near the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Diversey Parkway at around 4:00 a.m. According to initial reports, the crash was caused by a driver driving in the wrong direction on Lake Shore Drive.
A 31-year-old man driving a black Nissan Maxima was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive when he collided with a silver Ford Fusion. The 29-year-old man driving the Ford was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with complaints of neck and back pain. There are currently citations pending against the driver of the Nissan.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Chicago
Victims of a head-on collision often suffer from severe injuries. These crashes can be potentially fatal, even at low speeds. These crashes are often caused by confused or distracted drivers who are traveling the wrong direction on the road.
Head-on crashes are not incredibly common. Despite this fact, these accidents still account for nearly 10 percent of all fatal roadway crashes each year. Injured victims should consult with a Chicago car crash attorney to discuss their case.
You need an experienced attorney handling your case. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve been unfairly injured by another driver.
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