Chicago, IL (July 20, 2020) – There were multiple injuries following a vehicle collision in Chicago. Local news sources revealed that the accident took place early on Saturday morning, July 18, in the South Shore area. Emergency responders and officials from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) responded to the scene of the crash to render aid to the injured parties. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown.
Initial reports from law enforcement officials revealed that seven people suffered injuries in the crash. The site of the crash was located at the intersection of S. Yates Boulevard and E. 75th Street, and multiple vehicles were reportedly involved in the collision. CPD reported that a Lincoln sedan ran a red light at the intersection, crashing into four other vehicles.
Paramedics were present to evaluate the conditions of the injured parties. All seven injured victims were transported to nearby medical facilities for the treatment of sustained injuries. All the reported injuries are believed to have been non-life-threatening.
No further updates on the crash are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by CPD. As the investigation continues, more information on the crash will be made public.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Red-Light Collisions
Red-light running is extremely common and has the potential to cause fatal injuries. If a driver enters an intersection after the signal has turned red, they have committed a violation. A recent study found that drivers run red lights every 20 minutes on average, and during times of peak traffic, it happens with greater frequency. These negligent drivers are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. There were a reported 846 people killed in red-light accidents in 2018. Half of those killed were pedestrians, cyclists, and those riding in vehicles struck by the red-light runner. An estimated 139,000 people were injured in red-light accidents in 2018.
If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in an Illinois car accident, call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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