Illinois sees its fair share of annual car crashes. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are more than 1,000 fatal vehicle collisions across the state each year, and these cause more than 1,400 deaths.
These car crashes can impact victims and their families for a lifetime. Besides the immediate emotional and physical damage, auto accidents can lead to financial ruin due to expensive medical bills and lost income.
If you are struggling with accident injuries, contact an experienced Chicago personal-injury lawyer for advice. An attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates will assess your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim. You may be entitled to compensation to offset hospital bills and lost wages. Call us at (800)-985-1819 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal-injury attorneys.
Illinois Man in Serious Condition After Crash
WCVB reports that an Illinois man is in serious condition after a five-car crash. The man was driving a Jeep, which he crashed into a van. The van then went on to strike another three cars.
Officials believe the man may have had a medical problem that caused him to lose control of the SUV. Emergency workers responded to the scene and performed CPR to resuscitate him. The other people in the crash sustained only minor injuries, but emergency workers transported at least two of them to a nearby hospital for checkups due to back and neck pain.
The crash seriously damaged the Jeep and the van. Police closed the roadway for several hours to investigate the scene and to clear the wreckage.
Woman Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash
BND reports that an Illinois woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday night. The 27-year-old was driving on Illinois 15 when she drove off the roadway and struck a tree. The accident happened sometime around 6:30 p.m.
The woman, Alicia McClain, died on the scene. Police believe she was driving in the right lane on Illinois 15 when the vehicle left the road, somewhere close to the 3700 block. She was travelling alone, and the crash involved no other vehicles. It is not immediately clear why the car left the roadway.
Emergency workers arrived shortly after the crash and declared McClain dead on the scene. Police are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to come forward to assist.
Car crashes can be debilitating, but if you were the victim of an accident that resulted from another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. If the other driver was speeding, distracted, high, drunk or otherwise reckless, contact a personal-injury attorney immediately.
At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we believe strongly in defending the rights of the injured. We have experience handling a range of injury cases throughout Illinois, and we are ready to take on your case. If you would like to schedule a free consultation