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Chicago, IL – Multiple-Driver Crash, Injuries on I-57 Outbound at 119th St

Chicago, IL - Multiple-Driver Crash, Injuries on I-57 Outbound at 119th St

Chicago, IL (June 17, 2022) – On Friday evening, June 17, a multiple-vehicle collision happened in the greater Chicago metro area, according to local police.

Per Chicago Police, a passenger vehicle collided with another car on Interstate 57/Outbound near 119th Street. When the accident happened at 11:40 p.m., both cars were moving between the right lanes and the exit ramp, forcing traffic to back up in those areas for almost a mile.

Two victims were said to have sustained minor injuries, but no information on their current medical condition has been revealed. Both are expected to make a quick recovery, however.

Authorities say no tickets or charges have been issued in connection with the event. Nonetheless, the inquiry into the circumstances behind the crash is still ongoing.

We are thinking about the wounded accident victims and wish them a swift recovery.

Injuries Caused By Chicago Automobile Accidents

According to Illinois officials, about 67,460 car accidents resulted in 94,170 injuries to individuals involved. Furthermore, there were around 955 deadly occurrences, killing well over 1,000 people. Authorities say that most fatal incidents were caused by a car colliding with a fixed object, intoxicated or drugged drivers, and excessive speed.

Unfortunately, these and other sorts of traffic accidents are all too prevalent in and around Cook County, with many happening at highly used intersections. In fact, the Chicago metropolitan area is responsible for approximately one-fourth of all car accidents in the Prairie State, in reference to the latest state statistics.

Those involved in an avoidable traffic collision who are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence suffer the brunt of the weight of the repercussions. This is true regardless of the manner in which the occurrence happened. Worse still, victims must cope with the stress and agony of mental suffering, as well as growing medical expenditures, terrible physical injuries, and other financial difficulties.

If you were hurt or lost a family member as a result of one of these incidents, you may be able to pursue a variety of legal alternatives. If you are involved in an accident that was not your fault, you should contact a Chicago automobile accident lawyer as soon as possible.

In the event that you were injured in an automobile accident in Illinois as a consequence of another driver’s negligence or inattention, you have the legal right to seek justice as well as full and fair compensation. However, recovering significant monetary compensation from the drivers or insurance companies responsible for these collisions can be extremely complex and difficult, particularly without the assistance of a skilled attorney, which is why accident victims in Illinois should seek legal counsel as soon as possible after their crash.

D&W Law Group’s lawyers are experienced with the nuances of our state’s legal system, so we understand what it takes to create a compelling accident claim. Please call one of our Chicago personal injury attorneys immediately. Call 312-888-8888 for more information on how to schedule a free consultation tailored to your specific needs and the criteria of your accident claim.

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are standing by to take your call and arrange your no-obligation case examination, all at no cost to you, now. We will thoroughly research all of your legal alternatives, help you in arranging the facts of your claim, and work with you to get the justice you deserve as quickly as possible. It goes without saying that we will go to great lengths to preserve your and your family’s legal rights at this trying 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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