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Chicago, IL – Toddler, One Adult Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Wreck on Ashland Ave at 35th St

Chicago, IL - Toddler, One Adult Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Wreck on Ashland Ave at 35th St

Chicago, IL (May 20, 2023) – Two cars collided in the McKinley Park area on Friday, critically injuring a child and several other victims.

At around 4:30 p.m. on Ashland Avenue at 35th Street, a 16-year-old boy was driving southbound in an SUV while a 43-year-old woman was traveling north in a sedan at the same time. The teen then struck the other driver as she attempted to make a left turn onto 35th Street.

The teen was taken into custody. The other driver was unharmed, but a male passenger, aged 42, was transferred to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in fair condition after suffering minor injuries. However, a 3-year-old child in the vehicle was taken to the same hospital in serious condition after suffering a head injury.

The Major Accident Investigation Unit of the Chicago Police Department is looking into the accident and has not provided further details.

The injured victims and their families are in our thoughts, and we wish them a full recovery.

Injury-Causing Crashes in Chicagoland

More than 96,000 people were hurt or died in car accidents in Illinois last year, according to government statistics. Data analysts and traffic experts have linked most of these catastrophic events to causes like impaired driving, speeding, and accidents with stationary objects.

Moreover, the lion’s share of vehicle accidents in and around Cook County happen at busy intersections or along major routes. According to the most recent data available from the state, more than a quarter of all traffic accidents in Illinois take place in the greater Chicago area.

Injured victims of traffic accidents often have to pay for the mistakes of careless drivers. In addition to escalating medical bills, horrific physical injuries, and other financial issues, patients must cope with the stress and suffering of trauma and emotional distress.

If you or a loved one were injured in any of these situations, you may be able to take legal action. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you should schedule an appointment with a Chicago car accident attorney right once.

If you were wounded in an auto accident that was the fault of another motorist in Illinois, you have the legal right to seek redress and compensation for your suffering. Due to the difficulty of dealing with insurance companies and negligent drivers alone, victims of auto accidents in Illinois should contact an attorney as soon as possible after their accident.

Our team at D&W Law Group is familiar with the intricacies of the legislation in our region, allowing them to file a strong and compelling accident claim. Dial 312-888-8888 to speak with an attorney about setting up a free consultation that is tailored to your specific requirements and accident claim criteria.

Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in Chicago right away to set up a no-cost first consultation. To make sure you receive the justice you deserve, we’ll investigate your legal options thoroughly, assist you in organizing the specifics of your case, and go to work right immediately. Your legal and family members’ rights will be safeguarded during this difficult time. You may be certain that we will not hold back in our pursuit of the financial recompense you are due.

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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