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Chicago, IL – Two Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Stony Island Ave

Chicago, IL - Two Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Stony Island Ave

Chicago, IL (November 18, 2022) – According to Chicago police, two people were killed in a fatal car crash on the south side of Chicago early on Thursday, November 17.

Per officers with the Chicago PD, around 12:45 a.m., the male driver of a white Honda automobile traveling north in the 8100 block of Stony Island Avenue struck a tree in Avalon Park.

The driver, whose identity is still unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene. In addition, a female passenger was reported deceased at the scene. The CPD did not release her identity or the victims’ ages immediately. It’s also unclear if any other drivers or vehicles were involved.

The accident is nonetheless still being examined. The CPD expects to provide further information during the next week, as the Major Accidents Unit is conducting the inquiry.

Our sincere condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims.

Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes in Chicagoland

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, between 2010 and 2018, around 3,900 people perished in over 2,900 fatal wrong-way collisions. This translates to at least 420 deaths annually on average. In addition, more than half of these deaths were caused by wrong-way drivers (51%), and although a smaller fraction of the total deaths (around 6%) were reportedly passengers of these motorists, almost four out of ten (39%) were in other cars.

In the event that people are hurt, owing to the irresponsible behavior of others, they and their family members are all-too-often held responsible for the incident in terms of paying medical expenses out of pocket, dealing with insurance companies on their own, and beyond. Needless to say, those affected by these unfortunate occurrences may feel as though they have nowhere to turn when confronted with severe psychological stress and mounting medical bills or long-term injuries.

If you have been injured in one of these crashes or have lost a loved one as a consequence of one of these incidents, you may be eligible for a variety of legal remedies. Therefore, you should contact a Chicago vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible (after receiving proper medical care).

In the event that you were harmed in a vehicle accident in Illinois and you think the other driver was at fault because they were careless or distracted, you have the right to submit a claim for damages under Illinois law. While it is important for accident victims to seek the services of a qualified attorney, it may be difficult to secure a precise and fair financial judgment from drivers or their insurance companies.

If you want a free consultation that’s catered to your specific circumstances, call D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are prepared to look into all of the different legal avenues open to you, help you organize the details of your case, and work with you to get justice as quickly as possible.

D&W Law Group has the vast, seasoned experience with the Illinois legal system that is necessary to construct a strong accident claim. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that should have been avoided, our compassionate lawyers will fight for the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled.

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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