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Stevenson, IL – I-80 Site of Car Accident, Injuries at Richards St

Stevenson, IL - I-80 Site of Car Accident, Injuries at Richards St

Stevenson, IL (March 11, 2023) – On the evening of Saturday, March 11, two vehicles crashed at the Richards Street exit ramp from Interstate 80, prompting the Stevenson Police and the Chicago Police Department to respond.

On the westbound side of the roadway, police investigators started their investigation at around 5:00 p.m. Long delays were reported on I-80 near Richards Street when police and paramedics were sent to check for injuries and clear the roadway. As a result of the incident, a second vehicle caught fire, and Chicago Fire Rescue responded to extinguish it.

Local news video shows at least two people being transferred to the hospital, though no official number of casualties has been provided.

However, the officers who reported to the scene have not provided any updates. The Stevenson Police Department has asked that anybody with more information on the event contact them.

Our thoughts remain with the injured victims and their loved ones.

Injuries in Chicago Auto Accidents

In just one recent year, traffic experts and associated agencies stated that 1,000 to 1,100 persons perished in over 900 events in Illinois. It has been shown that the primary causes of fatal automotive accidents in the state include high speeds, collisions with stationary objects, and driver distraction.

Multiple-lane roads in Cook County are the scene of a large number of fatal collisions and severe incidents. It is also worth mentioning that around one-third of all accidents in Illinois occur in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Those wounded in automotive accidents often pay the price for the carelessness of others on the road. Following such tragic circumstances, injuries to one’s mind and wallet may be just as terrible as injuries to the bones. Any Chicago resident who sustains injuries in an automobile accident that they feel was caused by another driver’s negligence should immediately contact an attorney.

If you were injured in an automobile accident that was not your fault, you might submit a claim for damages in Illinois. If you were involved in an automobile accident in Illinois, it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer specializing in similar cases. It may be tough to negotiate with the insurance company of the irresponsible motorist on your own.

Nevertheless, due to our extensive knowledge of state and local law, you can trust the D&W Law Group to explore every aspect of your accident claim. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Chicago accident, please get in touch with our legal office immediately. Dial 312-888-8888 to speak with a representative about arranging a free first consultation for you and your family.

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, you will work with our Chicago personal injury lawyers, who will assist you in gathering evidence and determining what to do next. If we conclude that litigation is necessary to safeguard your interests after a car accident, we will do all in our power to ensure that you and your family get the full measure of justice and the significant and reasonable compensation to which you are due. On your behalf, we will spare no effort in our quest for justice.

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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