Chicago, IL (August 20, 2020) – Five people were injured following a collision involving an ambulance in the Englewood area of Chicago on Wednesday, August 19.
Local sources revealed that the crash took place just after 11 a.m. near the intersection of W. 71st Street and S. Loomis Boulevard. An ambulance and another vehicle reportedly collided at the intersection. Two paramedics in the ambulance were transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois for treatment. The patient traveling inside the ambulance was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries, and a passenger in the vehicle was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital. Due to the pin-in nature of the accident, all the resulting injuries were categorized as critical, according to Chicago fire officials. However, none of the injuries were reportedly life-threatening.
The cause of the accident is still unknown. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Emergency Vehicle Collisions in Chicago
Anyone traveling on the streets of Chicago can be involved in a crash. Each year, an estimated 6,500 ambulances are involved in collisions across the country. Nearly 35% of ambulance collisions result in at least one injury or fatality of an involved party. Crashes involving emergency vehicles cost an estimated $3.5 billion each year in the United States. On average, 600 people suffer injuries annually in more than 1,500 ambulance collisions each year. Nearly 60% of ambulance crashes occur during emergency use.
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 Chicago, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Chicago 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 by the actions of another driver. If you have been unfairly injured in a Chicago car accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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