Chicago, IL – One Killed in Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) Crash near 95th St
Chicago, IL (February 6, 2023) – A fatal accident was reported on Saturday evening in Chicago that claimed one person’s life. On February 4, the Illinois State Police and fire responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 94, Dan Ryan Expressway.
At approximately 11:33 p.m., a traffic accident took place on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The incident blocked the southbound side of the roadway near 95th Street.
The police and firefighters responded to the scene of the accident to provide assistance.
One person suffered severe injuries due to the crash. The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where they were pronounced deceased from the injuries they suffered.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family of the victim that died in this fatal car crash.
Fatal Car Crashes in Illinois
Statistics from 2020 indicate that over 1190 people lost their lives as a result of fatal crashes in the state of Illinois. Thousands of other victims were left with serious injuries that require medical care.
Losing a loved one due to a fatal car crash can have an overwhelming impact on your family. Regrettably, countless people end up dying as a result of car crashes in our state that are caused by negligent motorists.
Some of the leading factors that we see in fatal motor vehicle collisions here in Illinois include:
Speeding drivers: Drivers who exceed the speed limit are more likely to get into an accident. Not only does speeding increase the risk of a person losing control of their vehicle and striking another, but it also increases the severity of injuries that victims involved in these crashes suffer.
Drivers who fail to yield: When approaching a stop sign or stop light, it is important that drivers stop and allow other people to travel through the area when they have the right of way. Regrettably, countless people lose their lives as a result of drivers who fail to yield to others.
Switching lanes recklessly: We see countless people lose their lives as a result of drivers who switch lanes in a reckless manner. Regrettably, this can result in vehicles striking others and causing them to spin out and lose control.
Running red lights: Running red lights can have severe consequences for others sharing the road. We see many people lose their lives as a result of fatal crashes caused by drivers who engage in this type of negligence.
If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident in Illinois, it is essential to take action as soon as possible. Contact our Chicago car accident lawyers at D&W Law Group and we can start working to protect your legal rights. Our lawyers will fight to ensure your family is able to get justice and that the person who claimed the life of your loved one is held accountable. Schedule a free consultation today with our team by calling 312-888-8888 to get started on your case as soon as possible.
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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.