Chicago, IL – Vehicle Wreck with Injuries Reported on N Orleans St
Chicago, IL (January 1, 2023) – The Chicago Police Department responded to the scene of a crash in the Near North Side neighborhood that resulted in injuries. On December 30, the police and firefighters were notified that a traffic accident occurred on North Orleans Street.
According to reports, at around 6:15 a.m., a collision blocked the area of 815 North Orleans Street. The police and firefighters responded to the scene and secured the area to prevent further injuries or damage to the vehicles or people involved.
Authorities worked to clear the road as medics provided care to the injured victims. At least one of the people involved in the crash was then transported to a local hospital.
The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating the incident.
We hope those who have been harmed as a result of this accident are able to make a timely recovery.
Car Accidents in Illinois
Statistics from 2020 show that more than 1190 people died as a result of fatal crashes in the state of Illinois. Thousands more are left with serious injuries that require medical care. In fact, a total of 246,752 crashes were reported during that year alone. Nearly 21.1% of these accidents resulted in injuries.
Being injured as a result of an automobile accident can have a significant and overwhelming impact on your life. Many victims struggle to overcome painful physical and emotional injuries. Trying to deal with the overwhelming consequences can seem incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, accidents take place far too often due to negligence.
Some of the leading factors that we see in motor vehicle crashes here in Illinois include:
- Speeding drivers: Drivers who exceed the speed limit are more likely to get into an accident. Not only is this illegal but it’s also dangerous. Speeding increases your chances of being involved in a rear-end accident, hitting a pedestrian or animal, or suffering a collision with another vehicle.
- Drivers who fail to yield: When approaching a stop sign or stop light, motorists must wait until it’s safe to proceed before proceeding. Failing to yield will not only result in a traffic citation but also can lead to an accident.
- Switching lanes recklessly: It is important that drivers properly signal in check their blind spots before switching lanes. Unfortunately, we see many drivers weaving between lanes of travel. These actions can lead to devastating collisions.
- Running red lights: Running red lights can also lead to accidents taking place as vehicles are more likely to strike other vehicles that do have the right-of-way to travel through the intersection.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Illinois, it is essential to take action as soon as possible. Contact our Chicago car accident lawyers at D&W Law Group, and we can start working to protect your legal rights. We will work to help get you the compensation you deserve and help you get justice for your injuries. Our free consultation will let us know what steps need to be taken on your behalf, and we can provide support throughout the process. Schedule a free consultation today with our team by calling 312-888-8888 to get started on your case as soon as possible.
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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.