On the South Side of Chicago, a car crash involving two vehicles on the Dan Ryan Expressway caused both sides of the interstate to shut down, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Six people were injured in the Illinois car accident, and four were critical, when a SUV collided with a van in the northbound lanes of Interstate 94 around 71st Street just after 3 a.m. on Sunday. The van rolled over in the accident.
Six ambulances were called to the scene of the accident where they addressed the injuries sustained to the people involved in the accident. Of the four people critically injured, two were transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in Cook County, and two were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The two other people injured in the accident went to St. Bernard Hospital.
The cause of the crash has yet to be determined and is still being investigated by the Illinois State Police.
According to Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia (FARS), there were 37,248 fatal motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States in 2007. Further, they reported that the deadliest time to be driving a car is between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
If you have been hurt in a car crash, contact Chicago auto accident lawyers at Abels & Annes for a free consultation.