Chicago, IL – Woman Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run Car Crash on Wells St
Chicago, IL (June 15, 2022) – Early on Wednesday morning, June 15, authorities in Chicago reported a hit-and-run accident that left a woman injured and hospitalized.
A white Honda was reportedly struck by a gray Dodge Durango that was traveling southbound on Wells Street just after 2:00 a.m., according to officers with the Chicago Police Department.
The driver of the Honda, a 29-year-old woman, was brought to Northwestern Hospital, where her condition was described as being fair.
The police are still looking for the person who was driving the Dodge. Witnesses and any other person with information are asked to contact the CPD.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the injured woman and her family. We hope for her complete recovery.
Injuries Reported in Chicagoland Hit-and-Run Accidents
According to traffic studies and analysis of the city’s statistical data on auto accidents, the frequency of hit-and-run collisions in Chicago has increased in the last year. In fact, officials recorded the largest number of accidents, fatalities, and incapacitating injuries in 2021 when compared to the previous four years.
During this four-year period, roughly 130,536 of the total 439,688 collisions recorded by Chicago Police Department officers were hit-and-run collisions. Moreover, per additional facts and figures from Chicagoland authorities, 36,305 hit-and-run collisions happened in 2021 alone, an average of roughly 100 per day and an 18% increase over the 30,695 that occurred the previous year. More than 32,130 hit-and-run accidents happened in the preceding 12 months, and 31,401 were documented the year prior.
And in June 2021, authorities recorded the largest number of hit-and-run collisions of any month in the previous four years: 3,565.
Regardless of the cause of an accident, victims and their families bear the cost when they are hurt due to the irresponsibility of others. Those who have been affected by these catastrophic events may feel powerless in the face of excruciating emotional pain and astronomical medical expenses.
Fortunately, if you or a loved one have been hurt in one of these circumstances, you may have a number of legal options available to you. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should immediately contact a Chicago car accident attorney.
Under Illinois law, victims of auto accidents caused by another driver’s negligence or inattention are eligible for compensation. Since obtaining a complete, acceptable financial compensation from drivers or their insurance companies may be difficult, it is crucial for accident victims to get competent legal counsel.
D&W Law Group’s attorneys are familiar with the complexities of the Illinois legal system, so we understand what it takes to file a successful accident claim. In addition, our competent and compassionate legal team will spare no effort to ensure that you get the full and appropriate compensation to which you are entitled after an avoidable accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, it is imperative that you get in touch with a personal injury attorney in the Chicagoland area as soon as possible.
Dial 312-888-8888 to reach the D&W Law Group for additional information on how to schedule a free consultation that is catered to your specific requirements. Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are ready to discuss your legal options with you, help you arrange the facts of your case, and provide assistance in seeking justice for you and yours as soon as possible.
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