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Stevenson, IL – Two-Car Accident, Injuries Reported on I-55 at 1st Ave

Stevenson, IL - Two-Car Accident, Injuries Reported on I-55 at 1st Ave

Stevenson, IL (March 20, 2023) – Two drivers were involved in an accident on Interstate 55 in the late afternoon of Monday, March 20. Officers from both the Stevenson Police Department and the Chicago Police Department arrived.

At about 5:40 p.m., police began their investigation on the southbound side of the freeway. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the 1st Avenue and Interstate 55 intersection after reports of significant traffic backups and injuries. An automobile caught fire after the initial incident, which was immediately put out by Chicago Fire Rescue crews.

While the official death toll is unknown, footage from local news stations shows at least two people being taken to the hospital.

However, the police have not provided any new information. The Stevenson Police Department is seeking any witnesses or anybody else who may have information about the incident.

The injured and their loved ones are in our thoughts.

Chicago’s Rate of Highway Crashes

There were more than 1,025 fatalities over 910 auto incidents in Illinois in 2013. Analysts have shown that speeding, colliding with a stationary object, and driver distraction are the most common causes of fatal car accidents in the state.

Four- and six-lane roads account for the vast majority of fatalities and serious injuries in Cook County. In addition, the Chicago area accounts for 26 percent of all accidents in the state of Illinois.

Victims of accidents frequently have to pay for the carelessness of other drivers. Damage to one’s mind and wallet in the wake of such tragic occurrences may be just as devastating as physical harm. Accident victims in Chicago who were hurt due to another driver’s carelessness should get in touch with a lawyer right once.

You can file a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois against the negligent driver who caused your injuries if the collision was not your fault. If you were involved in an auto accident in Illinois, consulting an attorney who handles such cases could help you better understand your legal options. It could be difficult to negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent driver on your own.

However, the D&W Law Group has the resources and expertise in state and local law to thoroughly examine your accident claim. Please contact our law firm without delay if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in Chicago, Illinois. To schedule a no-cost initial consultation for you and your loved ones, please call 312-888-8888.

We collaborate with Chicago personal injury attorneys that can assist you in gathering evidence and making decisions following a car accident injury. To ensure you and your loved ones receive full justice and the substantial and fair compensation you need to recover from a car accident, we will go to court to fight for your rights if required. We will stop at nothing to see that you get the justice you need right now.

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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