Chicago, IL – Deadly Truck Accident on I-290 at Harlem Ave Under Investigation
Chicago, IL (June 13, 2022) – On Monday morning, June 13, a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 290 resulted in the death of one person and the closure of two lanes for an investigation, according to the Illinois State Police.
At around 8:50 a.m., ISP District Chicago troopers responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a commercial truck on westbound Interstate 290 near Harlem Avenue.
News footage from the site of the crash shows what looks to be a van carrying vegetables colliding with the rear of a tractor-trailer, with the vehicle’s boxes and other contents strewn over the field.
The Illinois State Police report that one individual was declared dead at the scene. It’s unclear if any other victims sustained injuries in the wreck.
Two westbound right lanes of Interstate 290 were stopped for investigation shortly after the collision. Additional information was not immediately available, however.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the deceased victim’s family. We hope that any injured individuals will make a full recovery.
Fatalities in Chicago Vehicle Wrecks
Authorities say that, throughout the state of Illinois, 67,453 collisions were responsible for 94,164 injuries sustained by accident victims. What’s more, 951 incidents claimed the lives of 1,035 persons, while 273 fatal incidents were caused by a vehicle colliding with a stationary object.
Unfortunately, Cook County has a high rate of traffic accidents, especially at busy junctions. According to state statistics, more than a quarter of all traffic accidents in Illinois occur in and around the Chicago metropolitan area.
Regardless of the reason for an accident, victims and their families bear the brunt of the consequences of others’ carelessness. Those who have been impacted by these sad situations may feel powerless in the face of significant psychological stress and costly medical bills.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of one of these incidents, you may be able to seek legal redress. When you are engaged in an accident that was not your fault, you should contact a Chicago automobile accident attorney right once.
Car accident victims in Illinois who experience injuries as a consequence of another driver’s carelessness or inattention are entitled to compensation under Illinois law. However, since getting a thorough and satisfactory monetary compensation from drivers or their insurance companies may be challenging, accident victims should hire an attorney.
Because we are experienced with the complicated Illinois legal system, our lawyers at D&W Law Group understand what it takes to submit a successful accident claim. Furthermore, after a preventable accident, our competent and sympathetic legal team will go to great lengths to secure the full and fair compensation that you are due.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, it is imperative that you get in touch with a personal injury attorney in the Chicagoland area as soon as possible.
For more information on arranging a free consultation tailored to your specific requirements, call 312-888-8888. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys at the D&W Law Group are ready to explore your legal options, gather the facts of your case, and assist you in seeking justice as soon as possible.
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