Chicago, IL – Six Hurt in Multi-Car Crash on S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL (March 4, 2023) – Authorities in Chicago’s West Side were dispatched to the scene of a multiple-vehicle accident on Friday, March 3rd. The collision took place in the 600 block of South Ashland Avenue near Flournoy.
According to a report from the Chicago Police Department, a man was driving a Dodge Charger in the northbound lanes of South Ashland when another car traveled into his path. The Charger driver swerved to avoid a crash but struck a rideshare vehicle, identified as a red Nissan. The Nissan then collided with a Ford Expedition in a chain-reaction crash.
The 44-year-old Charger driver and a 31-year-old passenger in the Nissan were rushed to Stroger Hospital with serious injuries. Four other occupants of the Charger were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No occupants of the Expedition were hurt. None of the victims involved have been identified at this time.
The accident remains under investigation by the CPD. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed.
No additional information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well wishes to the victims of this injury crash in Chicago.
Traffic Accidents in Chicago
It is no secret that driving in the Chicagoland area comes with great potential risks. A look at statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation tells us that there are approximately 320,000 car accidents reported statewide each year. Of those crashes, approximately half of them occurred in the Cook County area. With congested roadways, reckless drivers, and busy travel in and out of the city, Chicago certainly sees its fair share of collisions.
Every Chicago car accident will be investigated by authorities. The police will document the scene, take photographs, speak with any witnesses, and attempt to determine who was at fault for the crash. Upon a determination, authorities can issue a citation or charge the offending driver with a crime. In this case, the motorist can face potential criminal penalties for their actions. Additionally, the driver can face other consequences such as a personal injury lawsuit under Illinois law.
If you were hurt in a car accident with another driver in the Chicago area, you could have valuable legal rights. The injuries sustained in a Chicago car accident can be serious and long-lasting. You could be entitled to compensation to help pay for your medical bills and other associated costs. However, it is important to hire an attorney who can truly help you during this time of need.
At D&W Law Group, we have over 75 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of cases on behalf of Chicagoans who have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver. When you work with us, you are getting a tested and a trusted legal team who will fight for your rights and the maximum recovery that you deserve.
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