Chicago, IL (August 4, 2020) – Two people were injured following a collision in Chicago. The crash reportedly took place in the Hyde Park area on the South Side of the city. Initial reports revealed that the site of the accident was located at the 5700 block of S. Lake Shore Drive.
At around 8:23 p.m. that evening, the driver of a sport-utility vehicle reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The 30-year-old man driving the Nissan SUV collided with a tree, according to reports from the Chicago Police Department. At this time, the cause of the accident is still unknown.
The driver and his passenger, a 28-year-old woman, were both transported to the University of Chicago Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, no updates on their conditions have been provided. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
No citations have been filed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more details on the accident 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.
Reckless Driving Crashes in Chicago
Driving can be incredibly dangerous, especially in a large metropolitan area like Chicago. Many serious car accidents could be prevented if all drivers would just follow the rules of the road and practice safe driving. However, it is a reality that reckless drivers are a constant presence on the road. Recent studies have found that nearly 90% of reported vehicle collisions are caused by human error. Throughout the country, an estimated three out of every ten crashes involve reckless driving. An estimated 13,000 deadly crashes each year are attributable to reckless drivers, accounting for nearly one-third of traffic fatalities reported each year. The most prevalent forms of reckless driving in Illinois include speeding, intoxication, and driver distraction.
Car crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With a combined experience of more than a century in personal injury law, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Illinois car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at (312) 425-0401. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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