Chicago, IL – Three Hospitalized After Major Car Crash on DuSable Lake Shore Dr at Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL (August 19, 2022) – According to Chicago fire officials, a collision on DuSable Lake Shore Drive in the Edgewater area has reportedly injured at least three individuals.
Authorities with the Chicago Fire Department stated that the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on DuSable Lake Shore Drive near the Bryn Mawr exit. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered that the collision was blocking both the northbound and southbound lanes, and three drivers were involved.
Two of the injured victims were sent to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, while a third was transported to St. Francis Hospital, according to authorities. Their conditions are unknown at the time.
No information has been published regarding the cause of the crash or the number of people involved. Due to an investigation, two of the four southbound and northbound lanes of DuSable Lake Shore Drive were restricted; drivers were asked to seek alternate routes and be prepared for traffic delays.
We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of today’s multiple-vehicle accident and wish them a speedy recovery.
Accident & Injury Reports in the Greater Chicago Region
According to a recent analysis of traffic accidents by researchers and law enforcement officials, approximately 97,000 automotive incidents occurred in Illinois in 2013 alone. More than 910 incidents caused over 1,025 deaths. Drunk driving, crashing into a stationary object, and excessive speeding are the three leading causes of fatal automobile accidents.
Unfortunately, it has been determined that the most fatalities and severe injuries occur on multi-lane highways and hazardous intersections, particularly throughout the major metro regions of Cook County. In point of fact, the greater Chicago metropolitan area is responsible for more than a quarter of all traffic accidents in the state of Illinois, according to recently released data.
Those injured in auto accidents frequently suffer the costs and array of burdens associated with another driver’s negligence. Needless to say, the types of injuries to the body caused by car accidents can have major psychological and monetary consequences, both of which are frequently overlooked.
As a result of such a disaster, however, victims have legal options. What’s more, victims may also claim compensation for their emotional pain, not only their physical pain and injuries caused by a crash. For this reason, you should immediately contact a Chicago auto accident attorney if you were not at fault for a collision you’ve been forced to endure.
In Illinois, you have the legal right to seek justice and financial compensation if you were harmed in an automobile accident caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness. Anyone involved in a car accident in Illinois should call an attorney right away, as obtaining proper compensation from the irresponsible driver or their insurance company may be challenging without the assistance of a skilled lawyer.
The experience of D&W Law Group with both the municipal and state legal systems enables us to evaluate and build a successful accident claim thoroughly and methodically. Please contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys if you have been harmed, require assistance filing a claim, or simply want more information about how to best move forward after an accident. Call 312-888-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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