Rosemont, IL – One Dead, 11 Injured in Multi-Car Collision on I-294 Near Willow Rd
Rosemont, IL (May 24, 2022) – One person is dead and 11 more are injured following a multi-vehicle collision that closed down the southbound lanes of Interstate 294 near Rosemont on Tuesday, May 24th.
The pile-up, which involved at least 7 vehicles, took place at about 6:00 a.m. in the area of the Willow Road exit.
One patient was taken to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead. Their name has not been released.
According to the Glenview Fire Department, two more victims, one critical and one non-critical, were transported to Lutheran General Hospital. Nine more people sustained unspecified injuries, all believed to be non-critical.
Police closed the southbound lanes of I-294 for investigation.
According to sources, an erratic driver was most likely the cause of the incident. Criminal charges are being considered.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Illinois
Officials with the Federal Highway Administration report over 2.5 million intersection collisions every year. The bulk of these incidents revolves around drivers who are distracted or attempting to make a lefthand turn. According to authorities, nearly 42% of all motor vehicle accidents that take place in the United States play out at these crossroads.
Sadly, Cook County is home to a large number of automobile collisions, most of which occur at heavily-traveled intersections. In addition, as reported by state authorities, about 25% of all vehicle crashes within the state of Illinois happen in and around the metropolitan area of Chicago.
When an accident victim sustains injuries due to the careless conduct of another, they could end up paying for it in every sense of the phrase. Irrespective of what incited the collision, victims are often compelled to walk a formidable path, fraught with exorbitant medical expenses and crippling psychological and economic stress.
If a victim of an Illinois automobile crash sustained injuries caused by another driver’s distracted or careless driving, they are entitled to pursue financial compensation via the state’s legal system. Since it is notoriously difficult to obtain fair economic recovery from negligent drivers or their dubious insurance companies, it is important for crash victims to hire qualified legal counsel.
The attorneys at D&W Law Group are proficient in the nuanced workings of Illinois’ legal system. Our personal injury lawyers understand what it takes to build a solid injury claim. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Chicagoland personal injury attorneys right away.
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