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Chicago, IL – UPDATE: Lataya Lyons Identified in Fatal Crash on Dan Ryan Expy at 95th St

Chicago, IL - UPDATE: Lataya Lyons Identified in Fatal Crash on Dan Ryan Expy at 95th St

Chicago, IL (May 12, 2023) – A deadly accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway resulted in the fatality of one woman who has now been identified as of Friday morning.

At around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 10th, two cars collided on the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway, just south of 95th Street.

The other car allegedly rear-ended the victim’s vehicle, as reported by the Illinois State Police. The driver of the rear-ended vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died of her injuries shortly thereafter. According to the medical examiner, the victim has now been identified as a 20-year-old woman named Lataya Lyons.

The second motorist was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his or her injuries.

Authorities spent several hours investigating the site, during which time all southbound lanes were blocked. At around 5:30 a.m., the on-scene portion of the ISP’s investigation was completed, though it’s unclear if any citations or charges are pending.

We want to extend our deepest condolences to Lataya Lyons’ family. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of their full recovery.

Chicago’s Rate of Fatal Accidents

In Illinois, car accidents have one of the widest ripple effects. There were 319,146 car accidents in Illinois last year, so needless to say, the frequency of accidents is staggering. Even if you yourself have never been involved in an accident, someone you know—be it a relative, close friend, neighbor, or coworker—has probably been.

Fortunately, some incidents cause only modest damage to property. However, many people are hurt in these accidents every year. Even if they were not at fault, victims of these accidents may nonetheless incur expenses as a result of the incident.

Learning about automobile crashes is important because any motorist or passenger could be a casualty. The same applies regardless of whether the mishap occurs in Chicago, elsewhere in Illinois, or anywhere in the United States.

You may have the right to file a claim for financial damages in Illinois if you were hurt in an automobile accident caused by the carelessness or distraction of another motorist. Because it may be challenging to obtain complete and just monetary compensation from drivers or their insurance companies, it is essential for people who have been injured in accidents to have experienced legal representation in the state of Illinois.

The lawyers at D&W Law Group have extensive knowledge of the complex legal system that governs our state, and our staff is familiar with the steps that must be taken to construct a compelling accident claim.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our personal injury attorneys if you or a member of your family has been hurt in the Chicago metropolitan area.

In the event that you find yourself in need of legal representation, you may get a free initial consultation by calling the D&W Law Group at the number 312-888-8888. Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are prepared to research the legal options available to you, assist you in organizing the specifics of your case, and assist you in securing justice as quickly as possible. Whether in or out of court, we will do everything in our power to protect your legal rights and interests.

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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