Chicago, IL – Hit-and-Run on I-90/94 Kennedy at Division St & North Ave Injures Victims
Chicago, IL (June 24, 2022) – Late on Friday evening, June 24, officials in Chicago responded to a hit-and-run collision that hospitalized at least one person.
According to Chicago Police Department investigators, a collision occurred between two automobiles driving westbound on I-90/94 Kennedy at Division Street and North Avenue just before 11:00 p.m. EMTs hurried to the site of the accident and seemed to transport one person to a nearby hospital; however, the victim’s present status is unknown.
The police continue to search for the accused at-fault driver. The CPD requests that witnesses and anybody else with information contact them.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the victim and their loved ones. We wish for their full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Car Wrecks Across Greater Chicago
The incidence of hit-and-run crashes in Chicago has grown over the last year, according to traffic studies and statistical analyses of motor accidents in the city. In fact, compared to the preceding four years, 2021 had the highest number of accidents, deaths, and incapacitating injuries.
Approximately 130,530 of the total 439,680 accidents documented by the Chicago Police Department over this four-year period included hit-and-run drivers. Moreover, according to new data from Chicagoland authorities, there were 36,300 hit-and-run incidents in 2021, an average of over 100 per day, and a near 20% increase over the roughly 30,690 incidents that occurred the year before. More than 32,100 hit-and-run incidents occurred in the previous year, and about 31,400 were recorded the year before.
And in June 2021, officials documented 3,560 hit-and-run accidents, the highest monthly total in the prior four years.
Victims and their families incur the expense when they are injured owing to the negligence of others, regardless of the source of the event. Those impacted by these disastrous occurrences may feel helpless in the face of agonizing emotional suffering and exorbitant medical costs.
There may be a number of legal options available to you if you or a loved one has been hurt in one of these scenarios. Call a Chicago car accident lawyer right away if you were involved in a vehicle accident that was the result of someone else’s carelessness.
According to Illinois law, anyone injured in a car accident that is the fault of another motorist is entitled to compensation. Accident victims must have legal counsel since it may be difficult to get proper compensation from drivers or their insurance providers.
Because the Illinois legal system can be complex and complicated, the attorneys at D&W Law Group are familiar with what is necessary to file an accident claim effectively. Additionally, following an avoidable accident, our knowledgeable and empathetic legal team will make every effort to ensure that you get the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
It is essential that you get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in the Chicagoland area right away if you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident. Dial 312-888-8888 to contact the D&W Law Group for more information on scheduling a free consultation tailored to your individual needs. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are prepared to explore your legal choices, help you organize the facts of your case, and aid you in obtaining justice as quickly as possible for you and your family.
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