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Chicago, IL – One Killed, Six Hospitalized in Head-on Crash on Southeastern Ave

Chicago, IL - One Killed, Six Hospitalized in Head-on Crash on Southeastern Ave

Chicago, IL (September 6, 2022) – One person was killed, and six others were hurt in an incident outside Chicago on Monday night near Hammond.

Among the wounded were four children, per Hammond officials.

The collision was reported in the 7000 block of Southeastern Avenue in Hammond at around 6:45 p.m. Police say that eyewitnesses told officers that a black car was traveling at high speeds north on Southeastern Avenue and attempting to pass another car when it veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a gray Jeep.

According to the police report, one of the drivers, a 47-year-old male, was declared deceased at the site of the incident. The four children, who were among the six passengers in the Jeep, were rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital, where their conditions were reportedly stabilized. Both the Jeep’s driver and another passenger were hurt, but they didn’t need medical attention.

As of Tuesday morning, toxicology results were still pending. No street racing activity was suspected by the police, however, who are presently working to investigate the collision.

Our hearts go out to the deceased victim’s loved ones. We hope that the people injured will make a full and speedy recovery.

Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Chicagoland Traffic

More than 1,025 persons lost their lives in 910 separate incidents in Illinois in 2013. Excessive speeding, collisions with immovable objects, and driver distraction were identified as three of the major causes of fatal automobile accidents in the state.

The majority of Cook County’s deaths and severe injuries occur on the county’s four- and six-lane roadways. Also, 26% of all accidents in Illinois occur in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The victims of careless drivers usually wind up footing the bill. Furthermore, psychological and financial trauma may be just as severe as physical impairment after seeing such tragedies. If you’re a Chicago resident and you’ve been hurt in an automobile accident that you think was caused by another driver’s recklessness, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible.

If you suffer injuries in a vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois against the negligent party and seek reimbursement for your damages. Talking to an attorney who focuses on catastrophic auto accident cases might be helpful if you were recently involved in an accident in Illinois. Attempting to negotiate with the insurance company of the irresponsible motorist on your own might be challenging.

D&W Law Group‘s team boasts a deep understanding of state and local regulations, so you can trust that we will thoroughly examine your accident claim. If you or a loved one has been wounded in an accident in Chicago, Illinois, please contact our legal office right away. If you are interested in setting up a no-cost first consultation for you and your loved ones, you may reach a representative at 312-888-8888.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident in Chicago, the personal injury lawyers with whom we work can advise you on how to proceed and assist you collect evidence. We will vigorously represent you in court if we determine that litigation is required to protect your rights and interests after your vehicle accident. For the time being, you may depend on us to spare no effort in seeking justice on your behalf.

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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