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Chicago, IL – Hit-and-Run Accident at 53rd St & Lake Park Ave Injures Victim

Chicago, IL - Hit-and-Run Accident at 53rd St & Lake Park Ave Injures Victim

Chicago, IL (May 23, 2023) – Two drivers collided at the intersection of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue in the Hyde Park area around dawn on Tuesday morning, sending debris into the building and injuring one person.

On Tuesday, May 23, at about 5:30 a.m., the accident was reported to the University of Chicago Police Department.

The University of Chicago’s Associate Director of Public Affairs, Gerald McSwiggan, said that a motorist speeding down 53rd Street from South Hyde Park Boulevard collided with a car heading south on Lake Park Avenue after making a right left onto Lake Park. After the incident, both cars smashed into the Starbucks at 1530 East 53rd St, and the speeding driver fled the scene on foot.

McSwiggan said the second vehicle’s driver suffered injuries and required transport to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Officers are still investigating the wreck and have not provided further details. In the meantime, any witnesses to the incident were asked to step forward.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families at this time.

Car Accident Injuries in Chicagoland

On average, the state of Illinois sees approximately 90,000 car crashes. Sadly, approximately 1,000 people lose their lives in these accidents annually. Intoxicated driving, crashes with fixed/stationary objects, and speeding comprise three common reasons for injury and fatal car crashes in Illinois. 

In Chicago, a large percentage of deadly and injury-causing collisions happen at busy intersections. According to information provided by national statistics, over a fourth of all car crashes in Illinois happen in the metropolitan region of Chicago. 

Those victimized in car crashes often suffer due to other people’s actions. As if dealing with painful injuries and emotional trauma isn’t enough. Injured victims often face detrimental financial issues that stem from their accidents. 

If you know that your injuries happened due to the actions of a negligent driver, don’t hesitate to contact a car crash lawyer in Chicago who can help you recover financially.  You have the legal right to demand justice and financial compensation for your losses and damages.

Without the help of a lawyer, you may not be able to get the compensation you need and deserve. But a qualified, well-versed attorney will know the best steps to take toward your financial recovery. 

At D&W Law Group, our legal team has seasoned experience with a far-reaching understanding of personal injury law, permitting us to build you a solid and compelling case for your financial compensation. As soon as you can, call 312-888-8888 to book your free consultation with a car crash lawyer from our office.

Our Chicagoland car accident lawyers can help you analyze the facts around your accident and successfully assess your options so you can recover as quickly and seamlessly as possible.  If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, you should not have to suffer financially. We will go above and beyond during this difficult time to protect your legal rights. 

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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