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Chicago, IL – Woman Dead, Driver Hospitalized in Two-Car Wreck at 51st & State Sts

Chicago, IL - Woman Dead, Driver Hospitalized in Two-Car Wreck at 51st & State Sts

Chicago, IL (September 16, 2022) – According to Chicago police, a passenger in a white SUV was killed in a two-vehicle incident early Saturday morning on the South Side’s Grand Boulevard area.

A 45-year-old woman was driving a white SUV west on 51st Street just before 2:00 a.m. when a pick-up vehicle struck the SUV at a stop signal at State Street after running a red light.

A passenger in the SUV, 46, was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center and declared deceased. According to authorities, the driver was transferred to the same hospital and is in severe condition. The pick-up truck’s 18-year-old driver was unharmed, however.

The victim has not been identified as of Saturday morning. The Major Accidents Unit is responsible for the investigation.

In any event, the police have not disclosed any further information and are still investigating.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the deceased victim’s family. Our sympathies are with the wounded victim, who we hope will recover completely.

Car Accidents & Serious Injuries in Chicagoland

In 2013, 910 distinct accidents killed around 1,025 persons in Illinois. Excessive speed, collisions with stationary objects, and driver distraction have all been identified as major causes of fatal automobile accidents in the state.

On Cook County’s four- and six-lane roads, there is a high incidence of major collisions and deaths. In addition, the Chicago metropolitan area is responsible for 26% of all accidents in Illinois.

Accident victims are often the victims of other drivers’ irresponsible actions on the road. Witnessing such incidents may also result in bodily, psychological, and financial damage. Accident victims in Chicago who feel their injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

In Illinois, a victim of an accident that was not their fault may bring a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party to recover compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, and other damages. If you have just been involved in a vehicle accident in Illinois, you should seek the advice of an attorney who specializes in such cases. Negotiating a settlement with the at-fault motorist’s insurance carrier on your own may be tough.

Because the lawyers at D&W Law Group are well-versed in state and local regulations, you can be certain that we will thoroughly examine your accident claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Chicago, Illinois, please contact our legal company as soon as possible. Contact a representative at 312-888-8888 to arrange for a free first consultation for you and your family.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, our Chicago personal injury attorneys can advise you on what steps to take next and even assist you in obtaining the necessary proof if necessary. If we believe that legal action is necessary to safeguard your rights and interests as a result of the car accident, we will forcefully defend you in court. You may be guaranteed that we will not hold back in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. During this tough, unpleasant, and stressful period, we will work tirelessly on your and your family’s behalf.

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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