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Chicago, IL – Seven Hospitalized After Car Accident at 47th & Ashland Aves

Chicago, IL - Seven Hospitalized After Car Accident at 47th & Ashland Aves

Chicago, IL (October 8, 2022) – On Friday morning, an accident in the Back of the Yards area left one person gravely wounded and six others with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the police.

The incident occurred at 47th Avenue and Ashland Avenue intersection at around 6:00 a.m.

A passenger van driven by a 56-year-old man was reportedly southbound when it collided with a Toyota Camry driven by a 71-year-old man who was headed north.

A 58-year-old woman who was riding in the van was rushed in severe condition to Stroger Hospital. Minor injuries were sustained by five more van occupants, who were also sent to local hospitals for treatment. According to the fire department, 8 to 10 passengers were in the vehicle.

The Camry’s driver was transferred to Mt. Sinai in good condition, though there were no other passengers in that vehicle. In addition, there have been no citations issued at this time since the inquiry is still underway.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.

Chicago-area Injury Car Accidents

Every year, automobile accidents in Illinois cause the deaths of more than 90,000. Roughly 950 people perished as a result of a wide range of terrible events. According to official data, speeding, drunk driving, and collisions with immovable objects are the three major causes of fatal car accidents.

It’s no surprise that most car accidents in and around Cook County take place on or near major thoroughfares. Statistics from the most recent year show that the Chicago region accounts for more than a quarter of all auto accidents in Illinois.

The recklessness of others must be paid for, and the victims of road accidents who suffer as a result must do so in silence. After the dust settles, it still holds true. Patients have to deal with the stress and pain of mental suffering on top of the stress and agony of increasing medical expenses, severe injuries, and other financial difficulties.

There may be legal recourse for you or your loved one if you’ve been harmed by one of these conditions. You should talk to a lawyer right away if you were involved in a car accident in Chicago that you did not cause.

In Illinois, if you are wounded in an automobile accident that was someone else’s responsibility, you have the right to seek justice and full and fair compensation. If you’re a victim of a car accident in Illinois and you’re trying to settle your claim with the insurance company or the negligent driver on your own, you may find it challenging to do so.

D&W Law Group has extensive knowledge of the nuances of the law in our state, giving us confidence in our ability to provide a strong case for your accident claim. You should contact our law firm immediately if you’ve been injured in Chicago. Dial 312-888-8888 to speak with an attorney about setting up a free, no-obligation consultation that is designed just for your needs and the details of your accident claim.

Furthermore, our Chicago personal injury attorneys provide free first consultations 24/7. To get you the justice you deserve, we will investigate all of your legal alternatives, help you organize the details of your case, and move swiftly. We will fight for your legal rights and the legal rights of your loved ones to ensure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled and help you get through this terrible period.

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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