Chicago, IL (October 12, 2020) – A vehicle filled with gunshot victims collided with an ambulance in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday night, October 10, resulting in one person being killed.
The crash victims were reportedly traveling south on Keeler Avenue when they were shot at around 7 p.m. The vehicle then drove to the 500 block of S. Pulaski Road where they collided with an ambulance. All four occupants of the vehicle were rushed to a nearby hospital following the accident.
A 21-year-old man in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead. A 34-year-old man who had been shot multiple times was reportedly in critical condition. Two other occupants in the vehicle were hospitalized in serious conditions.
No further information on the accident has been provided. 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.
Deadly Car Accidents in Chicago
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for Chicago residents, and people are killed and injured daily in vehicle collisions across the state. 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, there were 835 fatal Illinois car accidents contributing to the deaths of 918 people.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 to see what our Chicago wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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.