Emergency crews found one man dead and two others injured after responding to the crash shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. The pin-in crash occurred at South Vincennes Avenue and West 73rd Street.
The 49-year-old Spaulding Avenue man was pronounced dead at 9:32 p.m. at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. The Cook County medical examiner’s office reported he was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the Chicago car accident.
The victim was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile at the time of the crash. His passenger, a 30-year-old man, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition. The 41-year-old man driving the other car, a 1993 Chevy Cavalier, was also transported to the hospital in critical condition.
No citations were issued as the police Major Accident Investigation Unit continues to investigate.
There have been 16 fatal car accidents in Illinois so far in 2010, compared to 22 during the same period last year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
As reported on our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers blog, many accidents are being blamed on the stormy wither weather in the Chicago area as well as elsewhere in Illinois and throughout the Midwest.