Chicago, IL (July 18, 2020) – A car accident in Chicago left two people injured in an accident. A multi-vehicle collision occurred on Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90) near the intersection with 87th Street. According to local sources, the collision occurred just past midnight at around 12:08 a.m. on Friday morning, July 17. A total of four vehicles were involved in the accident.
An infant reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries, and an adult victim is believed to have suffered critical injuries. Both injured parties were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment, and both were reportedly traveling in the same vehicle at the time of the crash.
The cause of the crash has not been disclosed at this time. Emergency responders and officials from the Illinois State Police (ISP) were present at the scene to render aid to the injured parties involved. All lanes on the highway were closed from 79th Street to I-57 and Halsted SB. No further updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided.
ISP is currently investigating the cause of the crash. More details will be made public as the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Crashes in Chicago
People all across Illinois suffer severe injuries in car accidents daily. The statistics regarding car crashes in the state show how devastating they can be. In 2011, there were 281,788 car accidents involving motor vehicles on Illinois roads and highways. This is an average of 772 collisions happening daily. A total of 84,172 people were injured in Illinois car crashes that year, with an average of nearly nine people being injured each hour across the state. In some cases, these injuries were particularly severe, leaving the victim unable to walk or go about their life as they once could. A reported 11,942 Illinois car crash victims suffered debilitating injuries in 2011 that prevented them from doing things that they were once able to do.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Illinois car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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