Chicago, IL (October 30, 2020) – A man was killed and four others injured following a deadly collision in the Chatham area of Chicago on Tuesday morning, October 27.
Local reports revealed that the accident occurred at the 7900 block of S. King Drive at around 1:20 a.m. Authorities reported that a 35-year-old man reportedly ran a red light at the intersection and collided with another vehicle with four occupants. A 54-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Two women and the 35-year-old driver were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. The two women were reportedly in critical condition. A 51-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
The 35-year-old driver was cited by local authorities. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
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.
Red Light Crashes in Chicago
Red-light runners put everyone on the road at risk of suffering serious injuries in the event of a collision. Hundreds of people are killed and tens of thousands injured in red-light collisions across the country. In 2018, a total of 846 people were killed by red-light runners, and an estimated 139,000 people suffered serious injuries. When drivers fail to obey traffic control devices, they are more likely to cause catastrophic car accidents.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious Chicago car crash is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Chicago car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois car accident. At /, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record of helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in a Chicago auto accident, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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