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Chicago, IL – One Seriously Hurt in Two-Vehicle Wreck on I-57 at I-80 Near Oak Forest

Chicago, IL - One Seriously Hurt in Two-Vehicle Wreck on I-57 at I-80 Near Oak Forest

Chicago, IL (July 21, 2022) – On the afternoon of Thursday, July 21, an accident on I-57 near I-80 in the Oak Forest area resulted in at least one major injury.

The area of northbound I-57 where the accident happened, between Sauk Trail and Route 30, is already often backed up due to road construction, according to Oak Forest officials and Chicago Police Department officers.

The roadwork was slowed down by a two-vehicle accident. One of the vehicles, a van, swerved and ended up in the center median, and medics took one person to the hospital with serious injuries.

Following the accident, traffic was backed up on I-57 northbound from Vollmer Road and southbound from Route 480. While the inquiry is still underway, the area was cleared by the early evening hours.

We’re thinking about the injured accident victims and wishing them a swift recovery.

Accidents Causing Fatalities & Serious Injuries in Chicagoland

According to the state’s statistical data, more than 96,000 people were injured or killed in Illinois vehicle accidents last year. As a consequence of more than 900 terrible events, around 970 individuals perished. Automobiles colliding with immovable objects, intoxicated or drugged drivers, and excessive speed are all blamed for the bulk of deadly accidents, according to authorities.

Many traffic accidents occur in and around Cook County, with the majority happening at junctions where traffic is heavy. According to the most recent state data, more than a quarter of all Illinois vehicle accidents occur in the greater Chicago region.

As a result of others’ recklessness, those who are injured in avoidable road accidents must bear the consequences. Regardless of the outcome of the contact, this is true. Patients must deal with the stress and pain of mental anguish in addition to mounting medical expenditures, horrific physical injuries, and other financial difficulties.

Some legal options may be available to you if one of these illnesses has caused harm or death to you or a member of your family. If you were not at fault for an accident, you should speak with a Chicago car accident attorney as soon as you can.

If you’ve been wounded in an Illinois vehicle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence or inattention, you have the right to seek justice and full and fair compensation. Victims of Illinois car accidents should seek legal representation as soon as possible following their crash, since obtaining large compensation from the drivers or insurance companies involved may be exceedingly difficult without the aid of an attorney.

Because our attorneys at D&W Law Group are well-versed in the intricacies of our state’s legal system, we know how to submit a strong accident claim. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers urge you to contact us right away. You may get more information on how to set up a free consultation targeted to your unique needs and accident claim criteria by calling 312-888-8888.

Your free, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our Chicago personal injury attorneys is only a phone call away. We will thoroughly investigate all of your legal options, help you arrange the facts of your case, and work fast to obtain the justice you deserve. We will do all in our power to protect your and your family’s legal rights at this painful time, and we will go to any extent to ensure that you have the best possible chance of collecting your rightful compensation.

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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