Chicago, IL (August 5, 2020) – One person was injured after a fiery car accident in the Chicago area on Monday afternoon, August 3. Reports from the Illinois State Police indicated that the crash occurred on the northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 94) near W. 79th Street at around 3:30 p.m. Emergency responders were called to the site of the accident to render to those at the scene.
For unknown reasons, two vehicles were stopped in the left lane of the highway when another vehicle failed to stop and rear-ended one of the stopped vehicles. The stopped car caught on fire following the crash. The driver that struck the vehicle fled the scene after the impact.
The driver of the struck vehicle suffered injuries in the crash. At this time, the identity of the driver at fault for the crash has not been released. No further updates on the collision have been disclosed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being conducted by local law enforcement officials, and more information will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in Chicago
Hit-and-run crashes in the United States have reached all-time highs in recent years. Since 2006, an average of 682,000 hit-and-run collisions is reported across the country each year. The majority of hit-and-run fatalities involve pedestrians and cyclists, and fatal hit-and-runs have increased by an average of 7.2% each year since 2009. Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be extremely traumatic, and injured victims are often left unable to obtain the necessary medical treatment they need to make a full recovery.
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 an Illinois car crash. 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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