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Chicago, IL – Woman in Critical Condition, Four Others Hurt After Car Crash on Arlington Heights Rd

Chicago, IL - Woman in Critical Condition, Four Others Hurt After Car Crash on Arlington Heights Rd

Chicago, IL (March 19, 2023) – Police in Arlington Heights reported that a vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon, March 18, resulted in five injuries, one of which was serious.

One driver apparently struck a credit union sign at around 1:15 p.m. between Arlington Heights Road and East Magnolia Street, the Arlington Heights Police Department said in a news release.

A 71-year-old Chicago woman was brought to Lutheran General Hospital in critical condition after sustaining a significant head injury.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old driver from Elmwood Park and three other women, ages 62, 73, and 72, who are all from Chicago, were all taken to Northwest Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As of right now, investigators don’t believe that drugs or alcohol played a part in the collision. In the meantime, the collision is currently under investigation by Arlington Heights police and the Large Case Support Team Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction team.

Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their full recovery.

Traffic Accidents in Chicago

The annual number of car accidents in Illinois was around 95,000, according to data. Over the course of 920 events, around 1,010 persons lost their lives. Drunk driving, collisions with fixed objects, and high speeds are the three most common causes of fatal car accidents.

Most fatal and serious injury accidents in Cook County have place on or near major thoroughfares. According to newly released data for the state of Illinois, more than a quarter of all traffic accidents take place in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

Victims of vehicle accidents often find themselves bearing the tab for another driver’s negligence. The excessive cost of therapy compounds the problem, on top of the patient’s physical and mental suffering as a consequence of the incident.

Victims may be entitled to compensate for the emotional anguish caused by the tragedy or the unjustified loss of a loved one. You shouldn’t wait to get in touch with a Chicago automobile accident attorney if you were hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault.

If you were hurt in a car accident that was the fault of another motorist, you have the right to seek justice and financial compensation. Illinois drivers who are involved in accidents shouldn’t hesitate to consult an attorney. Without legal representation, you may have problems convincing the negligent driver’s insurance company to cover all of your expenses.

Get in touch with D&W Law Group‘s Chicago personal injury lawyers right away if you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident in the Chicago area and have questions or want to submit a claim. To arrange your no-cost first consultation, please contact us at 312-888-8888.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in the Chicago area, our personal injury attorneys are here to help. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll pay the bills or feed your family after an accident.

We will do all in our power to safeguard your legal rights and the rights of your loved ones at this difficult period. We will exhaust all options in our pursuit of justice for you and 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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