Chicago, IL (February 9, 2020) – Five people were injured after two vehicles were involved in a crash with a car fleeing a police stop on the west side of Chicago on Saturday, February 8th. A Toyota Avalon hit a vehicle at the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and Jackson Boulevard after being stopped by police on Jackson Boulevard at around 9:47 p.m. Officers attempted to stop the Avalon, which entered the intersection and caused a crash.
The Avalon struck a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old woman, with a 28-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy inside, and all three occupants were taken to Stroger Hospital. The impact caused this vehicle to collide with a black Chevy sedan, injuring a 40-year-old man and woman. Both were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, with the woman in critical condition.
No updates have been provided at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersection Crashes in Chicago
Intersections can be a dangerous place for drivers. Even innocent victims can be seriously injured while waiting at a red light if they’re struck by a reckless or inattentive driver. These accidents are known to result in severe injuries.
There are nearly 2.5 million reported intersection collisions each year in the United States. These crashes are often very serious, accounting for 50 percent of all major accidents. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Chicago car crash attorney to discuss their options for legal compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is equipped to maximize your potential compensation. We can help you hold a reckless driver accountable for your injuries. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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