Chicago, IL (September 21, 2020) – A three-vehicle collision in the Chicago area left four people injured on Sunday morning, September 20.
The accident reportedly occurred on Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 94) near W. 79th Street at around 3:40 a.m. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, one vehicle was speeding down the roadway when it rear-ended a second vehicle and then hit the back of a third. The driver of the first vehicle fled the scene.
Four people were hospitalized for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The right three lanes of I-94 were closed while investigators and paramedics were present. No further updates on the accident have been reported at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Chicago
People are killed and injured daily in car crashes across Illinois. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, an average of 772 collisions per day. That year, around 84,172 people were injured in car crashes in the state, with nearly nine people being injured each hour. Of those injured, nearly 12,000 accident victims sustained serious injuries that left them unable to walk or perform routine tasks.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Chicago car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At https://www.kmlltdlaw.com/, we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Chicago car crash attorneys can do for you.
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