Beach Park, IL (August 17, 2020) – Two people suffered injuries, including a police officer, following a multi-vehicle collision in the Beach Park area on Saturday evening, August 15. Initial reports revealed that the collision took place near the intersection of N. Green Bay Road and W. Wadsworth Road at around 9:42 p.m.
Local sources revealed that a sheriff’s deputy was responding to a call regarding a break-in at the time of the accident. The patrol vehicle was traveling westbound on Wadsworth Road when it collided with a Nissan Rogue heading south on Green Bay. The impact caused the Nissan to crash into a nearby Honda Civic traveling east on Wadsworth Road.
Both the officer and the driver of the Nissan were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois for the treatment of serious injuries. Neither the passenger nor the driver of the Honda sustained injuries in the crash. No further updates on the conditions of the crash victims have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway. More information will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersection Crashes in Illinois
Traveling through an intersection can increase your risk of being involved in a serious car accident. Despite only making up a small fraction of roadways across the country, intersections are the location of a significant number of crashes reported each year. Data from the Federal Highway Administration reveals that there are more than 2.5 million intersection crashes reported annually, accounting for nearly 40% of reported car accidents. Intersections are also the site of nearly half of crashes resulting in injuries as well as one-quarter of fatal car crashes.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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