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Manhattan, IL – Several Injured, Rescued After Three-Car Wreck on US 52 at Baker Rd

Manhattan, IL - Several Victims Injured, Rescued After Three-Vehicle Wreck on US 52 at Baker Rd

Manhattan, IL (May 21, 2023) – After a three-car accident took place in Manhattan at about 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon on Monday, authorities claimed three individuals needed to be extricated from their cars, and one sustained life-threatening injuries.

Following the accident near Baker Road on U.S. Highway 52 in Manhattan, Manhattan Fire Chief Steve Malone reported that three individuals were rushed to local hospitals, one with life-threatening injuries. Two others sought treatment on their own.

Based on preliminary information, Manhattan Police Chief Jeff Wold noted that three vehicles were involved in the collision: a sedan, a pickup truck, and a construction truck.

Specific details surrounding the victims, or the ultimate cause of the wreck have not yet been released. An investigation is still ongoing.

Our thoughts remain with the injured victims in hopes of their complete recovery.

Serious Vehicle Accidents in Illinois

In only one recent year, traffic analysts and related officials reported that 1,000 to 1,100 people lost their lives in Illinois due to over 900 incidents. The leading causes of fatal automobile accidents in the state have been shown to be high speeds, colliding with immobile objects, and driver distraction.

Many serious accidents and fatalities in Cook County take place on multi-lane highways. It’s also worth noting that the Chicago metropolitan region accounts for about a third of all accidents in the state of Illinois.

Those who are injured in automobile accidents often pay the price for the negligence of others on the road. Injuries to one’s mind and pocketbook following such sad events can often be just as devastating as physical injuries. Any Chicago resident who suffers injuries in a car crash that they believe was caused by another driver’s carelessness should contact an attorney without delay.

In Illinois, you may file a claim for damages if you were wounded in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. If you were in a car accident in Illinois, speaking with a lawyer specializing in cases like yours might be beneficial. Needless to say, negotiating with the negligent driver’s insurance company on your own might be difficult.

Thankfully, you may have faith in our team here at the D&W Law Group to investigate every detail of your accident claim because of our comprehensive understanding of state and municipal law. Contact our law firm immediately if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in Chicago. Call 312-888-8888 to talk to a representative about scheduling a no-cost first consultation for you and your loved ones.

You’ll collaborate with our personal injury attorneys in Chicago, who can help you gather evidence and figure out what to do next if you’ve been hurt in a car accident. If we determine that litigation is required to protect your interests after a vehicle accident, we will do all in our power to see that you and your loved ones are awarded the full measure of justice and the substantial and fair compensation to which you are entitled. We will spare no effort in our pursuit of justice on your 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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