Chicago, IL (April 13, 2020) – A Sunday night crash on April 12th left six people injured in Chicago, including four teenagers. Local sources indicated that the accident occurred at the 300 block of West Washington Street at around 10:05 p.m. The crash happened when a Mercedes SUV driven by a 41-year-old woman ran a red light.
The Mercedes collided with a Nissan SUV. Three girls and a boy riding in the Mercedes were transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital for treatment. Both the driver of the Mercedes and the 30-year-old man driving the Nissan were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Citations are currently pending. Local officials are conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Red-Light Collisions in Chicago
Intersections are a common site of serious crashes, with nearly 2.5 million accidents reported each year. Drivers who run stop lights are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths annually. In 2018, 846 people lose their lives in red-light collisions.
Reckless drivers can be potentially held responsible when they cause an accident. That means they can be held liable for your injuries. A qualified Chicago car crash lawyer can help injured parties pursue a personal injury claim for their damages.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you exercise your full rights under the law. We will make sure your case is treated fairly and that you obtain fair compensation. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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