Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Posted On: January 30, 2013

Two Killed, One Critically Injured in Head-On Crash in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood Neighborhood

1037452_night_speed_drive%20sxchu%20username%20mrzed3.jpgTwo Chicago men died and a woman was critically injured in a recent head-on collision in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood. According to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, the deadly accident occurred when one of the vehicles crossed the center line on West 115th Street around 2:30 in the morning. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office stated a 36-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were both killed in the tragic collision. A female passenger who was riding in one of the vehicles was reportedly transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after she was extricated from the wreckage.

Chicago police are reportedly still attempting to determine the exact cause of the fatal crash although weather may have played a role. At the time of the accident, the roads throughout Chicago were reportedly icy. It is currently unknown whether the occupants of either vehicle were wearing a safety restraint or if speed played a role in the tragic collision.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 918 people died in traffic accidents throughout our state in 2011. 107 of those killed lost their lives in an avoidable head-on collision. In addition, more than 2,000 injuries resulted from head-on accidents. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that fatal head-on and other collisions are three times more likely to occur at night than during the day. About half of motorist and passenger deaths across the country reportedly take place at night despite that only about one-fourth of all vehicle miles are driven after dark. In addition, accidents that involve speeding or driver impairment are also allegedly more likely to occur at night.

Someone who was hurt in a Chicago automobile wreck may be eligible to receive compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages and benefits, medical bills, any resulting temporary or permanent disability, and other damages. Certain relatives of an individual who was killed as a result of the negligent actions of a vehicle driver may also be entitled to recover for wrongful death. If you have questions related to your injury accident, you are advised to speak with a skilled car accident lawyer as soon as you are able.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a head-on or other automobile collision in Chicago, you should discuss your case with the dedicated attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. Our experienced Chicago car accident lawyers are available every day of the week to answer your questions and help you file your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our hardworking attorneys have years of experience advocating on behalf of injured clients throughout the Chicago Metro. To speak with a diligent personal injury lawyer today, do not hesitate to give Abels & Annes, P.C. a call at (312) 475-9596. You may also contact us through the law firm’s website.

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Additional Resources:

Two Killed In Head-On Crash In Mount Greenwood, Chicago.cbslocal.com

Mount Greenwood crash victim will be ‘dearly’ missed, by Steve Metsch, Southtown Star

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