Chicago, IL (March 10, 2020) – Five people were reportedly injured following a collision in the Chatham area of Chicago on Monday morning, March 8th. The collision occurred at the 7600 block of South Lafayette Avenue at around 1:35 a.m. A 26-year-old man driving a white BMW ran a red light, colliding with a gray Chevy SUV traveling west on 76th Street.
Five people involved in the accident were transported to Stroger Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment. A handgun was reportedly found in the BMW. No other details on the collision are known at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Red Light Collisions
Intersections can be extremely dangerous for drivers in Illinois. Because of this fact, cities use traffic signals and stop signs to regulate traffic and make the roads safer for everyone. However, these traffic-control devices are ineffective when drivers fail to adhere to them.
Tens of thousands of people are injured by red-light runners each year in the United States. 846 people lost their lives in red-light collisions in 2018. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation by contacting a Chicago car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after a serious accident. Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your right to compensation. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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