Elmhurst, IL (August 3, 2020) – The Illinois State Police reported a crash resulting in serious injuries in the Elmhurst area. The accident took place early Monday morning, August 3, and was reported by authorities at 8:20 a.m. The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) and North Avenue.
Initial reports revealed that the accident involved two vehicles. There were confirmed injuries at the scene, and local sources revealed that the injuries were serious. At this time, the factors contributing to the accident have not been disclosed by local authorities.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident to render aid to the injured parties involved in the accident. All the westbound lanes on Interstate 290 were closed while investigators and emergency responders were present. At this time, no further details on the accident have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more information 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.
Car Accidents in Illinois
Car accidents are the leading contributors to death and serious injury across the country. Each day, people are injured and killed in vehicle collisions across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation tracks all the collisions that take place in the state each year. In 2017, there were 281,788 reported crashes in the state, an average of 772 collisions happening each day. A total of 84,172 people were injured in crashes that year, an estimated nine people being injured each hour. Nearly 12,000 people suffered debilitating injuries in Illinois car crashes that year, leaving them unable to walk or perform routine activities as they once could.
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 seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.