Chicago, IL – Several Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Collision on I-57 Inbound at Sauk Trl
Chicago, IL (May 8, 2022) – Two people suffered injuries after a multi-vehicle accident that took place in Chicago on Sunday afternoon, May 8.
Around 3:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the scene on Interstate 57, just south of Sauk Trail. Though the events leading up to the collision are still unknown, officers say two vehicles collided in the area, leaving at least two or three people hurt.
Both victims were taken to a local medical center with minor to moderate injuries but are expected to make a full recovery. The identifying information of those involved has not been provided, however.
No citations have been written at this time, and Chicago Police Department officers say their investigation is ongoing. Witnesses and any other person with information are asked to contact the CPD.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Highway Traffic Accidents in Illinois
Each year, officials with the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) report more than 2.5 million intersection accidents, most involving left turns and distracted driving. Throughout the nation, 40% of all vehicle crashes involve intersections, per authorities. This is the second-largest category of auto accidents, topped only by rear-end collisions.
Unfortunately, a large number of car wrecks, particularly those at busy intersections, happen in Cook County. In fact, state officials say that nearly 25% of all Illinois auto accidents occur in and around the Chicago metro region.
Regardless of the cause of a collision, when victims suffer injuries caused by the reckless actions of others, they and their family members pay the price. Faced with devastating emotional trauma and expensive medical bills, those affected by these serious incidents may feel like they have nowhere to turn.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries in one of these accidents or even lost a loved one, you may have a number of legal options available to you in the aftermath. When you’ve been involved in a car crash that’s occurred through no fault of your own, you should reach out to a car accident attorney in Chicago as soon as possible.
Under Illinois law, victims who suffer injuries in an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligent or distracted driving can seek compensation. Because obtaining a full, fair monetary award from drivers or their insurance companies can be difficult, however, it’s essential for accident victims to retain experienced legal counsel.
Here at the D&W Law Group, we know what it takes to build a successful accident claim, as our attorneys are familiar with the ins and outs of the complicated Illinois legal system. Moreover, our skilled, compassionate legal team stops at nothing to fight for the fair, full compensation to which you’re entitled after a preventable accident.
In the case that you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident, please contact our Chicagoland injury lawyers at your earliest convenience.
Get in touch with the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888, and learn more about scheduling a no-cost consultation that’s personalized to your needs. Our dedicated Chicago personal injury lawyers are ready to review your legal options, organize the facts of your case, and help you seek justice today.
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