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Chicago, IL – Major Car Accident Shuts Down I-80 at Rte 47 & Seneca Int, Causes Injuries

Chicago, IL - Major Car Accident Shuts Down I-80 at Rte 47 & Seneca Int, Causes Injuries

Chicago, IL (August 12, 2022) – On Friday evening, August 12, two vehicles crashed on a major multi-lane motorway in the Chicago area, resulting in a number of police enforcement units being deployed.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., the Chicago Police Department was sent to the vicinity of westbound Interstate 80 between Route 47 and the Seneca Interchange, and police arrived soon after receiving the report. A collision involving two vehicles in the left three lanes generated significant traffic congestion, causing the entire highway to be shut down. One patient was allegedly sent to the hospital by emergency medical personnel near the greater Chicago metropolitan region.

Despite this, authorities are still investigating the situation but have not yet uncovered any new information. Those with pertinent information were requested to contact the CPD, however.

We hope for the quick recovery of all injured victims affected by today’s multi-vehicle wreck.

Injuries and Accidents in the Greater Chicago Area

In 2013, there were around 97,000 car accidents in Illinois, according to the data. Over 1,025 individuals perished in over 910 distinct incidents. Drunk driving, head-on collisions with fixed objects, and excessive speed are the three leading causes of fatal automobile accidents.

In Cook County, the majority of fatal and injury-causing accidents occur at or near highly used junctions. The greater Chicago metropolitan area is responsible for more than one-fourth of all traffic accidents, according to newly disclosed statistics from the state of Illinois.

Automobile accident victims often endure the repercussions of someone else’s irresponsibility. After sustaining injuries in an accident, patients must deal with both the emotional and financial consequences.

Additionally, victims may be reimbursed for the unjustified death of a family member or the mental pain they underwent as a consequence of the disaster. Immediately contact a Chicago auto accident attorney if you were not at fault for the crash.

If another driver’s negligence or inattention caused your injuries in a vehicle accident in Illinois, you have the legal right to seek financial compensation and justice. After a car accident in Illinois, it is advised that you get legal representation immediately. Without legal assistance, it may be difficult to collect full and reasonable compensation from the at-fault driver or their insurance company.

Due to our extensive knowledge of the legal system in our state, D&W Law Group is capable of drafting a compelling accident claim. Contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers immediately if you have questions or want to file a claim. Consultations may be booked at no cost by dialing 312-888-8888.

Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago can help you research the accident and consider your legal options. If someone in your family has been injured, they may be eligible for fair and reasonable financial aid. During this painful moment, we will do all possible to safeguard your legal rights and the legal rights of your loved ones. We will spare no effort in our quest for justice on your behalf at this terrible time, and we will go above and above for you and your family.

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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