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Chicago, IL – Teen Girl Dies, Five Hospitalized in Van Crash on 51st St

Chicago, IL - Teen Girl Dies, Five Hospitalized in Van Crash on 51st St

Chicago, IL (December 21, 2022) – Police in Chicago said that an accident on the city’s South Side early on Monday morning resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl and the injuries of at least five others.

The CPD reports that around 1:15 a.m., a car crashed into the median on West 51st Street in Fuller Park after a separate accident, per early reports. According to Chicago police, five people were hospitalized but are now in fair condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Provident Hospital of Cook County.

However, a teenage girl, aged 17, was pronounced deceased upon arrival at the University of Chicago, according to CPD officers.

Although investigators from Area One are looking into the crash, they were unable to share any additional information in the interim.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Car Accident-Related Deaths in Illinois

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) reports that left-turning vehicles and drivers who aren’t paying attention cause the most accidents at intersections each year. Almost half (44%) of all car accidents happen at or around junctions. Following rear-end accidents, the most common kind of car accident, intersection crashes are all too frequent.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of car accidents in Cook County, and they tend to happen near intersections. According to state statistics, more than a quarter of all Illinois traffic accidents occur in and around the Chicago metropolitan area.

Victims and their loved ones must bear the burden of losses due to the carelessness of others. Those who suffer from these misfortunes may feel powerless in the face of overwhelming emotional distress and high medical bills.

If you or a loved one were hurt or killed as a consequence of any of these, you might have many legal options open to you. Call a vehicle accident lawyer in Chicago right away if you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Auto accident victims who suffer injuries due to another driver’s carelessness or inattentiveness are entitled to financial compensation in Illinois. Unfortunately, it may be difficult for accident victims to get a fair financial settlement from drivers or their insurance companies. Therefore, it is crucial that they have access to skilled legal representation.

D&W Law Group has the experience in the complicated Illinois legal system necessary to submit a successful accident claim. In addition, our skilled and caring legal team will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the fair and just compensation you are entitled to after an accident that might have been avoided.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident, you should contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys immediately.

In order to set up a free consultation at the D&W Law Group, please call 312-888-8888. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are ready to investigate your rights, collect evidence, and assist you in getting the justice you deserve.

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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