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Elgin, IL – Five-Car Wreck on McLean Blvd Leads to Victim Injuries

Elgin, IL - Five-Car Wreck on McLean Blvd Leads to Victim Injuries

Elgin, IL (December 15, 2022) – At least five vehicles were damaged in Elgin Thursday evening following a collision on Route 20, which also resulted in a handful of victim injuries.

McLean Boulevard’s westbound lanes near the bridge deck were blocked until emergency personnel arrived.

There was no immediate information regarding how many people were hurt, but a local news video showed that emergency medical technicians were on the scene and transported several people.

According to some sources, there was black ice, and the weather may have had a factor in the accident. The police said that no charges are currently being pursued in relation to the occurrence. Nevertheless, the probe is still ongoing.

We are thinking about the injured victims and their families.

Rate of Traffic Accidents in Chicago

Annually, the Federal Highway Administration receives reports of almost 2.5 million collisions involving numerous drivers, major roadways, interstates, and other high-traffic zones (FHA). The majority of these collisions are caused by negligent drivers or individuals making left turns. According to official figures, more than 43 percent of all car accidents in the United States occur at these intersections.

Unfortunately, there are many traffic accidents in Cook County, with many occurring at the busiest intersections. According to authorities in the state of Illinois, one-fourth of all car accidents occur in and around the Chicago metropolitan area.

When someone else’s negligence results in damage, victims and their loved ones suffer the full weight of the repercussions. Regardless of the origin of the mistake, this stays true. The victims must endure a horrible struggle consisting of mental misery, costly medical costs, and financial strain.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of one of these incidents, you may have legal options open to you.

When a vehicle accident occurs that was not your fault, it is crucial to contact a Chicago car accident attorney as soon as possible.

You might bring a claim for damages if you were harmed in an automobile accident in Illinois owing to another driver’s negligence or distraction. It may be difficult for accident victims in Illinois to get full and reasonable monetary compensation from at-fault drivers or their insurance companies, making it imperative that they have experienced legal counsel.

The lawyers at D&W Law Group are well-versed in the complexities of our state’s legal system and understand what it takes to create a compelling accident claim.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in the Chicago area, please call one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.

Call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 to get a free first consultation when you have legal problems. Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are prepared to research your legal alternatives, assist you in organizing the specifics of your case, and assist you in securing justice quickly. We will do everything it takes to protect your rights and interests in or out of court.

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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