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Chicago, IL – Driver Killed, Seven Injured in Head-on Collision on Torrence Ave

Chicago, IL - Driver Killed, Seven Injured in Head-on Collision on Torrence Ave

Chicago, IL (May 13, 2023) – Chicago police reported one fatality and nine injuries after a multi-vehicle incident on the city’s far South Side on Saturday afternoon, May 13.

The accident occurred on South Torrence Avenue, specifically in the 12700 block.

CFD originally claimed that seven individuals were in very serious condition. According to Chicago police, three children, ages 9, 5, and 2, were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital but were later reported to be in good condition.

Chicago police said that four drivers were involved in the accident, caused by an initial head-on collision between a driver traveling northbound on Torrence Avenue and an SUV going southbound after the driver crossed into oncoming traffic. Two additional cars swerved to avoid hitting the wreck and wrecked as a result.

Investigators say one of the drivers later died at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

No citations have been issued as of yet, though officers with the Chicago Police Department are still investigating.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their loved ones at this time.

Major Vehicle Wrecks in Chicago

According to traffic records and recent studies provided by traffic analysts, there were around 97,000 vehicle accidents in Illinois in just one recent year. Over 910 auto accidents caused the serious injury or deaths of around 1,010 people. Drunk driving, head-on collisions with stationary objects, and excessive speed are the three most common causes of fatal automobile accidents.

The majority of fatal and injury-causing collisions in Cook County occur at or near busy intersections and multi-lane thoroughfares. According to newly released data from the state of Illinois, more than one-fourth of all traffic accidents occur in the greater Chicago metropolitan region.

Automobile accident victims often bear the consequences of others’ recklessness. In addition to the stress and agony caused by accident-related injuries, patients must struggle with escalating medical expenses and other financial challenges.

If you were injured in a car accident in Illinois due to another driver’s carelessness or inattention, you have the right to seek financial compensation and justice. It may be difficult to recover full and fair compensation from the at-fault motorist or their insurance company without legal representation; thus, getting legal counsel as soon as possible after a vehicle accident in Illinois is strongly advised.

If you were hurt in an accident in the Chicago region, our personal injury attorneys could help you collect evidence and analyze your legal options in-depth. In the event that you or a member of your family has been hurt, you and yours may be qualified to receive financial recompense that is fair and just. During this difficult, frustrating period in your life, our lawyers will work diligently, doing all in our power to protect both your legal rights and the legal rights of your loved ones.

Our attorneys can build a robust, convincing accident claim on your behalf because D&W Law Group has in-depth experience working within our state’s legal system. If you have any concerns or want to submit a claim, please get in touch with our Chicago personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation, call 312-888-8888.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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