Two Chicago Car Accidents Cause 11 Serious Injuries
Personal Injury - November 11, 2014
For a large city, Chicago has a relatively small number of fatal car crashes on its roads each year. Statistics released by City Data reveal that there were 109 fatal accidents in the city during 2011. These crashes involved 161 vehicles and resulted in 119 fatalities. Drunk drivers caused almost half of all the fatal accidents.
Despite the low number of fatalities, there are many thousand more car accidents that cause serious injuries. Several of these are difficult to analyze as victims often do not come forward to link their injuries to specific accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates. We are specialist Chicago personal injury lawyers, and we have a reputation for fighting for the rights of those injured in auto accidents. If you are suffering from car accident injuries, give us a call at (800) 985-1819 to schedule an appointment.
Six People in Hospital After Multi-Car Accident on Lake Shore Drive
The Chicago Tribune reports that a Lake Shore Drive accident has injured six people. The SUV they were driving crashed into a cab and a Jeep, causing both to cross over the concrete center median. The SUV sped away from the scene.
Police say that the SUV was driving erratically in the northbound lanes shortly before midnight when it crashed into the back of the cab at high speed. The cab flipped onto its hood. The SUV continued and drove into the back of the Jeep, which also spun out on the road.
Two people went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and one to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with serious injuries. Three others went to Presence St. Joseph Hospital with minor injuries.
Traffic backed up for miles as officials worked to clear the cars. Police are still looking for the driver of the SUV.
West Side Crash Injures Five
The Chicago Tribune reports that a West Side crash has injured five people. Four of the injured people were in critical condition. Police say that a Dodge Caravan crashed into a Mercury Sable in the early hours of the morning.
Both cars were driving were travelling eastbound when the Dodge rear-ended the Mercury. The Mercury then hit a wall on the north side of West Chicago Avenue, and the Dodge collided with a streetlight pole on the south side of the street.
Police officers blocked off the street as they investigated the accident. They later removed the mangled wrecks of the cars, but a full investigation into the cause of the accident is still ongoing.
Car accidents can cause serious injuries and have a lasting impact on victims’ health and finances. An experienced Chicago accident lawyer, at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, can work with you to recover the cost of medical bills and lost wages. If you are looking for an expert personal-injury lawyer, give us a call at (800) 985-1819. We will schedule a free appointment to discuss your accident and your rights.