Chicago, IL (September 4, 2020) – One person was killed and another critically injured following a high-speed collision in the Auburn Gresham area of Chicago on Wednesday, September 2.
According to local reports, Chicago police officers attempted to pull over a black sedan at the 8000 block of S. Halsted Street at around 3:40 p.m. The vehicle fled westbound on 80th Street.
The sedan collided with a gray car driven by a 57-year-old woman traveling north on Halsted Street and then struck a tan sedan that was pulled over to the side of the road. Three occupants were inside the tan sedan at the time of the impact.
One of the occupants was transported to Comer’s Hospital where they were later pronounced dead. Another occupant was taken to Comer’s Hospital where they are currently in critical condition. The 45-year-old driver was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital for treatment.
The driver responsible for the accident was taken into custody, and charges are currently pending. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the Chicago Police Department.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Chicago High-Speed Collisions
Deadly car crashes take place every day across Chicago. Certain behaviors behind the wheel are more likely to result in a catastrophic accident. Speeding can greatly increase the risk of a serious collision, and statistics show that it can also magnify the severity of resulting injuries. Speeding has been a factor in roughly one-third of reported traffic fatalities over the past twenty years. Thousands of people are killed annually in high-speed collisions. In 2018, around 26% of traffic fatalities involved speeding drivers.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At /, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Chicago car accident.
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