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Chicago, IL – Two Killed, Five Critically Injured in Multi-Car Wreck on Dan Ryan at 51st St

Chicago, IL - Two Killed, Five Critically Injured in Multi-Car Wreck on Dan Ryan at 51st St

Chicago, IL (January 23, 2023) – A multi-car accident occurred early on Sunday morning on the Dan Ryan highway on the South Side of Chicago, resulting in the deaths of two individuals and the serious injuries of five more.

The incident happened at 1:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway, close to East 51st Street, according to the Illinois State Police.

According to fire department authorities, two victims were reportedly taken to Mercy Hospital in Chicago and declared deceased.

Five other persons, ages unknown, were reportedly rushed to hospitals and were in serious condition, said fire authorities. Two were sent to Stroger Hospital, and three were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

There have been no further developments in the investigation as of yet.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.

Chicago’s Rate of Fatal Accidents

Each year, left-turning and inattentive driving account for the vast majority of junction events reported to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). Data show that almost half of all automobile accidents happen at intersections. This kind of mishap occurs more often than rear-end collisions.

There are a lot of traffic accidents in Cook County, and they tend to cluster near busy intersections. More than a quarter of all traffic accidents in the state of Illinois take place in and around the Chicago metropolitan region, according to data compiled by the state.

No of what led to the accident, the victims and their families are responsible for covering the costs associated with the harm caused by the carelessness of others. Those who are directly impacted by these tragic occurrences may feel helpless in the face of severe psychological stress and expensive medical expenditures.

If you or a loved one were hurt or killed as a result of any of these, you might be able to take legal action. If you were involved in a car accident in Chicago that was not your fault, you should immediately consult with a lawyer.

Accident victims who sustain injuries due to another driver’s negligence or recklessness in Illinois are entitled to financial compensation under the state’s legislation. However, it is vital for accident victims to have competent legal counsel since getting complete and adequate monetary compensation from drivers or their insurance companies may be difficult.

Our attorneys at D&W Law Group have the experience with Illinois’s complex legal system necessary to file a successful accident claim. Furthermore, our knowledgeable and compassionate legal team will leave no stone unturned in pursuing the just compensation which you are due after a preventable accident.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a vehicle accident in the Chicago area, please get in touch with our personal injury lawyers immediately.

If you want a free consultation that’s personalized to your needs, call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888. When you’ve been hurt in Chicago, you need an attorney to help you get justice quickly. Our firm has a team of personal injury lawyers who can assess your situation, gather evidence, and represent you in court.

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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