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Chicago, IL – Multi-Vehicle Wreck, Injuries on I-290 at Harlem Ave

Chicago, IL - Multi-Vehicle Wreck, Injuries on I-290 at Harlem Ave

Chicago, IL (December 19, 2022) – On Monday, December 19, two automobiles crashed on a major highway in the Chicago region, requiring the deployment of several law enforcement vehicles and local Chicagoland first responders.

At about 5:35 p.m., officers from the Chicago Police Department were sent to the westbound I-290. The right lanes of traffic between Harlem Avenue and Racine Avenue were restricted due to a collision involving two vehicles. Emergency services reportedly transported one patient to a hospital in the Chicago region.

Despite this, investigators are still looking into the case, but they have uncovered nothing new thus yet. In the interim, the CPD has issued a call for help from anybody who may know anything about the accident.

Our thoughts remain with the wounded victims and their families at this time.

Auto Accident Data in the Greater Chicago Area

According to studies of traffic accidents, there were over 97,000 automotive occurrences in Illinois in 2013. There were over 1,025 deaths from over 910 incidents. Most fatal automobile accidents include one or more of the following three factors: driving under the influence of alcohol, colliding with a stationary object, or traveling at an unsafely high speed.

Most accidents and severe injuries occur at the most dangerous intersections in Cook County. Over a quarter of all traffic accidents in the state of Illinois occur in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, according to newly published statistics.

Victims of automobile accidents sometimes end themselves footing the bill for someone else’s recklessness. Physical harm may have serious emotional and financial consequences that are frequently overlooked.

In addition to physical injuries, victims may seek recompense for the mental anguish they’ve experienced as a consequence of the catastrophe. If the car accident was not your fault, you should get in touch with a lawyer in Chicago right once.

If you were hurt in an automobile accident that was the fault of another driver in Illinois, you have the right to pursue justice and financial compensation. In the aftermath of a car crash in the state of Illinois, everybody involved should get in touch with a lawyer without delay. Needless to say, getting the at-fault driver or their insurance company to pay you what your claim is worth may be tough without a lawyer’s assistance.

Thankfully, D&W Law Group has extensive experience in state and municipal courts in Illinois, allowing us to prepare and evaluate your accident claim thoroughly. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Chicago personal injury lawyers if you’ve been hurt and are looking for assistance with a claim or further information. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free first consultation, please call us at 312-888-8888.

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are here to help you collect evidence and figure out what to do next if you were hurt and live in the Windy City. If your family member has been injured, they may be eligible for compensation. We promise to fight aggressively in court to protect your rights and those of your family. As distressing as this time may be, know that we will use every available resource to pursue justice for you and your loved ones.

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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