In Chicago, Illinois 6 teens and an infant were hurt in a car accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway this past Friday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. It was a single vehicle car crash that took place in the northbound lanes at 87th Street just after 9 pm. Three people were ejected during the auto accident, according to the Illinois State Police.
The Chicago Fire Department transported 3 of the injured to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, one critical to Stroger Hospital, one person with serious injuries to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and 2 people with serious injuries to Little Company of Mary Hospital. All of the significant injuries were to teens and the infant was not badly hurt.
The Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. The cause of the single car accident has not yet been reported.
In this type of case, normally all of the passengers will have a claim against the driver’s insurance company. However, most drivers’ do not carry big enough insurance policies to adequately cover this type of loss. In that case, the Chicago injury lawyers representing the teens can set up under-insured motorist claims against their own auto policies. If the teens still live at home, they can make claims on their parents’ insurance policies.