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Chicago, IL – Two Dead, 16 Hurt in Wrong-Way Wreck at 87th St & Cottage Grove Ave

Chicago, IL - Two Dead, 16 Hurt in Wrong-Way Wreck at 87th St & Cottage Grove Ave

Chicago, IL (November 23, 2022) – According to authorities, a motorist in a stolen automobile traveling the wrong way caused a multi-vehicle crash on Chicago’s South Side Wednesday evening, claiming two lives and wounding sixteen other victims.

The incident was reported at around 5:00 p.m. in close proximity to the intersection of East 87th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue.

The Chicago Fire Department said in a tweet that at least ten persons were brought to nearby hospitals and several are still being assessed.

A 53-year-old woman and the driver of a silver car were sent to Christ Hospital with unknown injuries, according to police reports. A 54-year-old man standing on the sidewalk sustained a dislocated kneecap and was transferred to Trinity Hospital in fair condition.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old Volkswagen driver was brought to Saint Bernard Hospital with a back injury. Three children in another car were sent to Comer’s Children Hospital.

Police added that a 37-year-old woman, the driver of a Lexus, had undisclosed injuries but is in fair condition at the hospital, and a 10-year-old child, a passenger in the Lexus, broke his wrist. In addition, another passenger in the Lexus, an 18-year-old male passenger, sustained unknown injuries. They were all sent to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Firefighters say that, in total, four individuals have life-threatening injuries, one person is in severe but stable condition, and five people have non-life-threatening injuries. Two others were declared deceased at the scene.

The suspect vehicle was reported stolen from Markham early Wednesday morning, but more information has not yet been available. An active investigation continues in the meantime.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones at this time.

Car Accidents in Chicago

According to official records, there were roughly 95,000 car accidents in Illinois in 2016. Nearly 980 individuals perished as a direct result of more than 900 disastrous occurrences. In the majority of fatal automobile accidents, one or more individuals are killed due to variables such as driving under the influence, striking a stationary object, or going at an unsafely high speed.

The majority of traffic-related fatalities and injuries in Cook County occur on or near heavily used thoroughfares. Recent statistics supplied by the state of Illinois indicates that about a quarter of all traffic accidents in the state occur in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

Sadly, automobile accident victims often endure the repercussions of others’ recklessness. Patients with mental illness must not only cope with the stress and anguish associated with their sickness, but also the rising costs of therapy.

Those who have suffered from these injuries or lost a loved one as a result may be entitled for financial compensation. Immediately contact a Chicago auto accident attorney if you were not at fault for the occurrence.

In Illinois, if another driver’s negligence or inattention caused your injuries in a vehicle accident, they should pay for your medical fees and other expenditures and be punished. Plaintiffs involved in a car accident in Illinois should contact an attorney as soon as possible after the occurrence, since doing so on their own may make obtaining an acceptable settlement from the other driver or their insurance company more difficult.

Our staff at D&W Law Group has extensive knowledge of the legal system in our state, which enables us to create a convincing accident claim. If you have any concerns, please contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers. Call 312-888-8888 or use the contact form on this page to schedule a free first consultation. This meeting will be personalized in every manner possible to meet your requirements.

Accident victims in the Chicagoland area may rely on our personal injury attorneys to investigate all of their legal options and aid them in gathering the required evidence. If you or a member of your family has been wounded, you may be entitled for compensation. During this difficult moment, we will do all possible to protect your legal rights and those of your loved ones.

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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