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Chicago, IL – Three Hospitalized After SUV Crashes into House at 116th St & Racine Ave

Chicago, IL - Three Hospitalized After SUV Crashes into House at 116th St & Racine Ave

Chicago, IL (March 15, 2023) – On Tuesday evening, an accident involving a stolen vehicle caused another driver to crash into a house in the West Pullman area and start a fire.

The collision occurred at around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of 116th Street and Racine Avenue.

According to police, a stolen Kia collided with a Dodge Durango, forcing the SUV to smash into a home. The vehicle and the home both caught fire.

The Kia, which was traveling west on Racine, wound up a few houses down on 116th, while the SUV is shown on camera lipping over as it collides with the home.

No one sustained life-threatening injuries, though a passenger in the Kia was transported to Roseland Community Hospital. Two victims who were traveling in the Durango were also transported in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Citations and charges may be pending at this time, local authorities report. In the interim, an investigation is still ongoing.

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

Injury Car Accidents in Illinois

Statistics from 2020 show that more than 1190 people died as a result of fatal crashes in the state of Illinois. Thousands more are left with serious injuries that require medical care. In fact, a total of 246,752 crashes were reported during that year alone. Nearly 21.1% of these accidents resulted in injuries.

Being injured as a result of an automobile accident can have a significant and overwhelming impact on your life. Many victims struggle to overcome painful physical and emotional injuries. Trying to deal with the overwhelming consequences can seem incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, accidents take place far too often due to negligence.

Some of the leading factors that we see in motor vehicle crashes here in Illinois include:

  • Speeding drivers: Drivers who exceed the speed limit are more likely to get into an accident. Not only is this illegal, but it’s also dangerous. Speeding increases your chances of being involved in a rear-end accident, hitting a pedestrian or animal, or suffering a collision with another vehicle.
  • Drivers who fail to yield: When approaching a stop sign or stop light, motorists must wait until it’s safe to proceed before proceeding. Failing to yield will result in a traffic citation and can lead to an accident.
  • Switching lanes recklessly: It is important that drivers properly signal in check their blind spots before switching lanes. Unfortunately, we see many drivers weaving between lanes of travel. These actions can lead to devastating collisions.
  • Running red lights: Running red lights can also lead to accidents taking place as vehicles are more likely to strike other vehicles that do have the right-of-way to travel through the intersection.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Illinois, taking action as soon as possible is essential. Contact our Chicago car accident lawyers at D&W Law Group, and we can start working to protect your legal rights. We will work to help get you the compensation you deserve and help you get justice for your injuries. Our free consultation will let us know what steps need to be taken on your behalf, and we can provide support throughout the process. Schedule a free consultation today with our team by calling 312-888-8888 to get started on your case as soon as possible.

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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