Chicago, IL (August 1, 2020) – A woman was injured following a crash at an intersection in Chicago. Local sources revealed that the collision occurred in the Grand Crossing area in the city’s South Side. According to reports from local authorities, the crash took place early Friday morning, July 31.
The site of the crash was reportedly located at the 7400 block of S. Stony Island Avenue. According to reports from the Chicago Police Department, a driver ran a red light at the intersection with 74th Street at around 12:33 a.m. The driver collided with the 21-year-old woman’s car.
The injured party was transported to Jackson Park Hospital in a stable condition. She reportedly suffered neck pain and lacerations to her foot. The driver responsible for the crash was cited for multiple violations.
No further updates on the accident are available at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash. More details will be reported as the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Red-Light Crashes in Chicago
Intersections are a magnet for serious crashes, with more than 2.5 million intersection crashes taking place each year. Intersections are the site of nearly half of collisions resulting in injuries and around a quarter of fatal accidents reported annually. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by drivers who fail to yield the right of way or obey traffic signals. Each year, an estimated 165,000 collisions involve red-light runners. These accidents contribute to 700 to 800 traffic fatalities each year.
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 injured by a negligent driver. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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