Two-Vehicle Crash Injures Four at O’Hare International Airport
Personal Injury - January 28, 2015
The Chicago Tribune reports that four people are in the hospital after a serious two-car crash at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The crash was in the early hours of the morning, and police and firefighters responded at about 12:30 a.m.
Emergency workers transported two people to the nearby Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, another to Loyola University Medical Center, and the last to Presence Resurrection Medical Center. All victims were in serious to critical condition, but officials say none were facing life-threatening injuries. Another person injured on the scene refused medical assistance.
The victims were all badged employees who worked at the airport, but officials say they do not work for the city. Law enforcement is still investigating the cause of the crash. Police have not released any additional information.
What Should I Do If I am a Car Crash Victim?
If you are suffering from serious car crash injuries, it is important to contact an experienced Chicago personal-injury lawyer for assistance. An accident attorney can assess the specifics of the case to determine if you have a legitimate claim for compensation.
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Here is another Chicago accident story that is making headlines in Illinois:
Police Looking for Man Who Crashed Stolen Car
The Chicago Tribune reports that police are searching for a man who crashed a stolen vehicle in the early hours of the morning. Local police officers were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident at 2:30 a.m., but they could not find the driver of the vehicle, which had rolled and was on its roof when police arrived.
The car crashed into a utility pole and caused a major power outage in the area. Utility workers eventually restored power to the neighborhood.
Police checked the license plates of the car and established that it was a stolen vehicle. They believe the driver fled after the crash. The suspect is a black man in his 40s, and police believe he is wearing a white shirt and black pants.
Officials worked through the night to clear wreckage and track down the criminal. They are requesting that anyone who witnessed the accident come forward with more information.
Statistics on Serious Car Crashes in Chicago
Each year, there are approximately 100 fatal accidents in the city of Chicago, according to statistics by City Data. On average, these crashes involve at least 160 vehicles and kill 119 people. As is the case in many states, a significant portion of these accidents result from drunk drivers.
If you were in a crash and sustained serious injuries, you may be able to recover medical expenses and lost wages. Contact a Chicago personal injury attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates today at (800)-985-1819 to learn your rights.