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Chicago, IL – Injuries Reported in Two-Driver Wreck on I-294 at Ogden Ave

Chicago, IL - Injuries Reported in Two-Driver Wreck on I-294 at Ogden Ave

Chicago, IL (December 9, 2022) – On Friday evening, December 9, the Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department received reports of a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 294.

At least two individuals were injured at the site of the collision. The northbound I-294/Tri-State Tollway at Ogden Avenue was closed for about a mile as emergency personnel worked in the vicinity. Particularly heavy traffic was seen in the left lanes leading back to Finley Road.

Initial reports indicate that one or two wounded persons were sent to a nearby hospital. Due to the investigation, authorities remained on the site for about an hour, during which time all traffic was halted. Currently, the investigation is underway.

Our thoughts are now with the wounded victims and their families.

Rate of Traffic Accidents in Chicago

Chicago, with a population of three million, is the third-largest city in the United States and a renowned tourist destination. Hundreds of automobile accidents occur annually on Chicago’s roadways owing to the large volume of traffic, leaving drivers and passengers exposed.

In spite of the coronavirus epidemic, stay-at-home orders, and increased social isolation, there was a rise in traffic-related fatalities. The Illinois Department of Transportation predicts that by the year 2020, speeding will have risen dramatically, placing more drivers at danger.

Many lives have been lost on city roads as a result of negligent drivers who were inebriated, driving too quickly, or otherwise irresponsible.

As a consequence, automotive accident victims who are not at fault are in a more dangerous situation. Typically, they must also pay for any required medical treatment. The physical and financial toll of a catastrophic injury may be daunting, but the emotional toll may be as devastating.

Before a lawsuit may be brought, one of the following requirements must be satisfied. Immediately contact a Chicago automobile accident attorney if you or a loved one were injured in an accident that was not your fault.

In Illinois, if an accident might have been prevented but for the carelessness or negligence of another motorist, the injured person is entitled for compensation. Hiring an Illinois accident attorney as soon as feasible is one of the greatest strategies to get a substantial compensation from the insurance companies of careless drivers.

With the assistance of D&W Law Group‘s attorneys, your accident claim has a far greater possibility of getting compensated. We have been practicing law for many years, therefore we are familiar with the nuances of the local legal system. Simply dial 312-888-8888 to talk for free with a Chicago personal injury attorney. During our first appointment, we will get acquainted and review the details of your accident claim.

Call today for a free, no-obligation examination of your case by our Chicago personal injury attorneys. In addition, we will assist you in gathering the necessary evidence and exploring your legal alternatives to expedite the administration of justice. This means we will do all possible to preserve 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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