Chicago, IL (August 2, 2020) – A man fleeing police was killed and others sustained injuries in Chicago. The crash took place near the Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side. At around 10:40 p.m., authorities from the Chicago Police Department attempted to pull a man over for a minor traffic violation at the 400 block of W. 76th Street.
According to local reports, the man drove away erratically following the traffic stop. The man struck two other vehicles, causing his car to overturn. The driver was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
At this time, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released any updates on the fatality. Four other injured parties were transported to nearby medical facilities for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further updates are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the CPD Major Accidents Unit. More information on the crash will be released as it continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Reckless Driving Crashes in Chicago
If drivers followed the rules of the road and safety laws, many serious car accidents could be prevented. However, there are many reckless drivers on the streets of Chicago, and even the safest driver is still at risk of being injured in a collision. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that nearly 90% of reported crashes are caused by human error. Each year, nearly three out of every ten reported crashes involve reckless drivers. An estimated 13,000 deadly crashes reported annually are attributable to reckless driving, accounting for 33% of roadway fatalities.
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. Pursuing an Illinois 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 in an Illinois car accident, call us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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