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Dolton, IL – Child Dies, One Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash at 138th & Cottage Grove Aves

Dolton, IL - Child Dies, One Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash at 138th & Cottage Grove Aves

Dolton, IL (July 24, 2022) – A 4-year-old girl died and a 9-year-old girl was critically wounded after being thrown from their vehicle after a two-car collision in Dolton, Illinois, on July 23.

On Saturday evening about 6:00 p.m., according to Dolton Police, the first vehicle’s driver lost control and collided with the vehicle carrying the children near the junction of East 138th Avenue and Cottage Grove Avenue.

The two girls were thrown from the car. The 4-year-old child passed away, while the 9-year-old remained hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries on Sunday.

Inebriation on the part of the suspect driver played a factor in the crash, according to police. Police noted that charges are being contemplated at this time.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the deceased victim’s family and loved ones. The accident victim is in our thoughts, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Fatalities and Serious Injuries in Chicago Metropolitan Area Accidents

Last year, more than 97,000 individuals were wounded or died in car accidents in Illinois, according to state statistics. Approximately 950 persons were killed as a result of more than 890 tragic occurrences. Authorities cite automobile collisions with immovable objects, inebriated or drugged driving, and excessive speed as the leading causes of fatal accidents.

The bulk of traffic accidents that occur in and around Cook County occur at heavily used intersections. Recent state statistics indicate that more than a quarter of all car accidents in Illinois occurs in the greater Chicago area.

Due to the irresponsibility of others, people wounded in preventable traffic accidents must suffer the penalties. This is true regardless of the result of the communication. In addition to growing medical expenses, horrifying physical injuries, and other financial issues, patients must cope with the stress and misery of mental anguish.

If one of these diseases has caused suffering or death to you or a member of your family, you may have legal recourse. If you were not at blame for an accident, you should immediately see a Chicago automobile accident attorney.

If another driver’s carelessness or inattention caused your injuries in a vehicle accident in Illinois, you have the right to seek justice and full and fair compensation. Automobile accident victims in Illinois should get legal counsel as soon as possible after their collision, since securing hefty compensation from the drivers or insurance companies involved may be incredibly difficult without legal assistance.

Because our lawyers at D&W Law Group are familiar with the complexities of our state’s legal system, we are able to file a compelling accident claim. Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago advise you to call us immediately. Call 312-888-8888 for additional information on how to schedule a free consultation tailored to your specific requirements and accident claim criteria.

A consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury lawyers is only a phone call away. We will research all of your legal options extensively, assist you in organizing the facts of your case, and work quickly to get the justice you deserve. In this difficult time, we will do all in our ability to preserve your legal rights and those of your family, and we will go to any lengths to ensure that you have the best opportunity of obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled.

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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