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Oak Lawn, IL – Anita Chacon Killed in Major Car Crash at 110th St & S Cicero Ave

Oak Lawn, IL - Anita Chacon Killed in Major Car Crash at 110th St & S Cicero Ave

Oak Lawn, IL (August 22, 2022) – Officials have confirmed that a 66-year-old woman from Calumet Park was the one died in an automobile accident on Sunday in Oak Lawn.

According to reports, three people were hurt and one person was taken into custody after a crash in Chicago’s Southwest Side.

According to Oak Lawn police, the accident occurred about 1:50 a.m. near West 110th Street and South Cicero Avenue. A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Dodge Charger was going south on Cicero at high speed when it rear-ended a Lincoln four-door, sending it careening into the northbound lanes around 110th Street.

One female passenger in the Lincoln was killed after it collided head-on with a Dodge Ram pickup truck, according to the authorities. The Cook County Medical Examiner has confirmed that the victim was 66-year-old Ma. Anita Chacon.

A police report further states that the Lincoln’s driver is in severe condition at Advocate Christ Hospital. Both of the women in the Ram pick-passenger up’s seats were unharmed, but the driver was also hospitalized at Advocate Christ. Police stated the driver of the Honda Accord was rushed to Christ Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the driver of the Dodge Charger was arrested at the site. Both are being investigated for suspected drunk driving.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Ma. Anita Chacon. Those involved in today’s multiple-vehicle accident are in our thoughts.

Statistics on Crashes and Injuries in the Chicago Metro Area

Research on traffic accidents shows that there were about 97,000 car accidents in Illinois in 2013. More than 1,025 persons have lost their lives as a result of these more than 910 incidents. Driving under the influence of alcohol, hitting a stationary object, and going too fast are the three leading causes of fatal car accidents.

High-traffic intersections and four- and six-lane highways in Cook County account for the lion’s share of countywide fatalities and catastrophic injuries. New statistics show that the greater Chicago area accounts for more than a quarter of all traffic accidents in the state of Illinois.

Victims of car accidents are typically expected to cover the costs associated with another driver’s negligence. The immediate physical impacts of an accident are often overlooked in favor of the less tangible but far more costly psychological and financial repercussions. Victims of a disaster can sue for financial damages, but they can also seek recompense for their mental anguish. If you were not at fault in the car crash, you should immediately talk to a lawyer in Chicago.

If another motorist caused an accident that left you injured, you have the ability to hold them financially responsible under Illinois law. If you’ve been in a car crash in Illinois, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. In the absence of legal representation, you may have difficulty negotiating a satisfactory settlement with the insurance company representing the at-fault driver.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can rest assured that D&W Law Group has a thorough understanding of both state and local laws and will build and assess your claim accordingly. Please do not hesitate to contact our Chicago accident lawyers. You can call us at 312-888-8888 to arrange a free initial consultation.

Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago could help you gather evidence and figure out what to do next if you were hurt in the Windy City. Perhaps a loved one of yours can get financial help for their injury. We pledge to advocate fiercely for you and your loved ones in court. We want you to know that we will use every resource available to us to pursue justice on your behalf at this difficult time.

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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