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Chicago, IL – Injury Accident Reported at N Wabash Ave & E Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL – Injury Accident Reported at N Wabash Ave & E Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL (December 31, 2022) – Officers with the Chicago Police Department were called to the site of a traffic wreck in the River North section of Chicago that left at least one victim with injuries.

The crash was reported on December 29 during the early evening hours.

According to CPD reports, just after 5:40 p.m., a traffic collision blocked North Wabash Avenue in the area of East Chicago Avenue. The police and firefighters responded to the scene of the accident to assist.

Emergency crews blocked off the intersection while tending to the victims. Medics rendered aid to at least one person on-site before transporting them to a local medical facility for further treatment.

Firefighters and the police remained at the scene extensively while clearing the roadway.

The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating the accident.

We hope the victims injured as a result of this accident are able to recover quickly.

Car Accidents in Illinois

Car crashes in Illinois leave more than 52,000 people with injuries annually. Unfortunately, we see a significant number of injured parties left with traumatic brain injuries, internal organ injuries, and severe compound fractures following their accidents.

There are many instances where people are left with debilitating and life-altering injuries as a result of drivers who engage in reckless actions while behind the wheel. When drivers continue to make careless decisions while behind the wheel, they continue to place the lives of innocent people at harm.

Driving too fast for the weather and road conditions is one of the most common causes of vehicle crashes here in Chicago. When the speeds of vehicles get too high, it becomes harder for drivers to react properly when they encounter obstacles in the road ahead, like stopped cars or pedestrians in the way. Many drivers feel rushed and end up making careless decisions that lead to accidents.

Passing traffic control devices at intersections, such as stop signs or red lights, is also a common cause of car accidents. Drivers who are unfamiliar with the area often try to take shortcuts through traffic circles or stop signs without fully comprehending the consequences.

These and other acts of negligence continue to cause harm to innocent drivers and passengers sharing the road. If you’ve been hurt as a result of another driver’s reckless actions, a Chicago car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your damages.

If you have been injured in a car crash, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contacting our Chicago personal injury lawyers at D&W Law Group can help protect your legal rights, help you get the compensation you deserve, and ensure that the driver who caused the accident is held accountable. We offer free consultations, so please call us today at 312-888-8888 to discuss your case.

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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