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Chicago, IL – Whitley McMiller Killed, Two Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL - Whitley McMiller Killed, Two Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL (September 24, 2022) – Overnight, a collision on DuSable Lake Shore Drive resulted in the death of a woman and the critical injury of three others.

At 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a collision involving a Toyota Corolla and a Kia Forte in the 5300 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to the police.

A female passenger in the Toyota, later identified as Whitley McMiller, 35, from South Holland, was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department. She was subsequently declared deceased.

A 64-year-old female patient was also transferred to the University of Chicago in critical condition. According to fire officials, a 69-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were transported to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.

The crash’s cause is still being investigated. There is currently no additional information available, though Chicago Police Department officers expect to release further details in the coming week.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Whitley McMiller. Our hearts go out to the injured victims, who we hope will make a full recovery.

Chicago-area Fatal Auto Accidents & Serious Injuries

In 2013, around 1,025 people were killed in 910 separate accidents in Illinois. Major causes of fatal automotive accidents in the state include excessive speed, collisions with stationary objects, and driver distraction.

On the four- and six-lane roadways of Cook County, there is a high rate of fatal crashes. Moreover, 26% of all accidents in Illinois are attributable to the Chicago metropolitan area.

Accident victims are sometimes the result of the careless behavior of other motorists. Witnessing such events may potentially result in physical, mental, and financial harm. Accident victims in Chicago who believe their injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence should contact an attorney immediately.

In Illinois, an accident victim who was not at fault may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in order to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. If you were recently engaged in a car accident in Illinois, you should consult with a lawyer who specializes in such matters. It may be difficult to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your own.

Because the attorneys at D&W Law Group are familiar with state and local laws, you can rest assured that we will properly investigate your accident claim. If you or a loved one was harmed in an accident in Chicago, Illinois, please contact our law firm immediately. Contact an agent at 312-888-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation for you and your family.

If you have been injured in a car accident, our Chicago personal injury lawyers can advise you on the next steps to take and, if required, help you gather the necessary evidence. If we consider that legal action is required to protect your rights and interests following the vehicle accident, we will vigorously defend you in court. You can rest assured that we will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. During this difficult, uncomfortable, and stressful time, we will work diligently on your behalf and that of your family.

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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