Chicago, IL (February 8, 2020) – Reports in Chicago revealed that a collision involving a wrong-way driver on the west side resulted in over a dozen injuries Friday night, February 7th. The crash occurred at the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue at around 7:40 p.m. Authorities reported that a Honda minivan traveling the wrong way on Lorel Avenue struck a Chicago Transit Authority bus head-on.
The driver of the minivan reportedly fled the scene of the accident. 15 passengers on the bus were taken to nearby medical facilities for the treatment of sustained injuries. At least one victim was listed to be in critical condition.
No arrests have been made at this time. Local law enforcement officials are currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Accidents in Chicago
The consequences of a head-on collision can be devastating. In most cases, these crashes are caused by negligent drivers who veer into oncoming traffic or unknowingly travel on the wrong side of the road. Whatever the case, head-on crashes are extremely dangerous for everyone involved.
An estimated 10 percent of fatal accidents involve head-on impacts. Injured parties often suffer from serious damages that can have long-lasting impacts on their way of life. In some cases, a qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured parties recover after a head-on crash.
You need an experienced firm handling your personal injury claim. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your legal options.
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