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Chicago, IL – Injuries Reported in Multiple-Driver Wreck on I-355 at Ogden Ave

Chicago, IL - Injuries Reported in Multiple-Driver Wreck on I-355 at Ogden Ave

Chicago, IL (July 16, 2022) – The Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department reported a multi-vehicle collision on I-355 in the Chicagoland area in the early evening of Saturday, July 16.

A number of persons were hurt at the site of the collision. Local authorities said that the police arrived at the scene of the crash at 5:35 p.m. and that the southbound I-355/Veterans Memorial Tollway at Ogden Avenue was closed for over a mile while emergency personnel worked in the area, and the lanes back to Finley Road were reportedly seeing heavy traffic.

Initial reports indicate that a person with severe injuries was sent to a nearby hospital. While the inquiry continued, authorities could not comment, and more than an hour’s worth of traffic was halted in the meantime. An investigation remains active at this time.

We hope that the victims of this car wreck recover quickly.

Victims of Accidents in Chicago

Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States, has a population of three million people and receives millions of visitors annually. Thus, hundreds of vehicle accidents occur annually on Chicago’s motorways due to the sheer volume of traffic.

Despite the coronavirus epidemic, stay-at-home orders, and social isolation, traffic-related fatalities increased. The Illinois Department of Transportation anticipates that speeding will substantially increase by 2020, placing even more motorists in danger.

Drunk driving, excessive speeding, and reckless driving contributed to a significant number of road fatalities in the city. Cook County is the most hazardous for motorists in Chicago.

Consequently, those wounded in motor vehicle collisions caused by someone else’s carelessness are more vulnerable. Additionally, they are typically required to pay for their own medical treatment. When a person has a severe injury, they may also experience the mental suffering that comes with growing medical expenses, excruciating long-term pain, and rehabilitation.

To file a lawsuit, you must satisfy at least one of the following requirements. If you were wounded in an accident that was not your fault, you should immediately contact a Chicago automobile accident attorney.

If a driver’s carelessness or negligence contributed to an avoidable Illinois vehicle accident, the victim is entitled to full and reasonable compensation for their losses and suffering. Hiring an Illinois accident attorney as soon as feasible is one of the greatest strategies to get a substantial settlement from careless drivers or their insurance companies.

The legal staff at D&W Law Group significantly improves your chances of a successful accident claim. Since we have been practicing law for many years, we are well-versed in the regional legal system’s complexities. Dial 312-888-8888 for a free consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury attorneys. As part of our first meeting, we will learn about you and your accident claim’s circumstances.

By contacting us, our Chicago personal injury attorneys will analyze your case for free and without commitment. We will also assist you in acquiring the required proof and researching your legal alternatives in order to accelerate the administration of justice. In other words, we will do all possible to defend your family’s legal rights at this difficult time.

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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