Chicago car crash that occurred on Sunday night has resulted in five people being injured, including three teenagers, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The accident took place when a northbound SUV on Interstate 55 was on a connecting ramp to Lake Shore Drive when it rolled over.
All five of the injured were hospitalized in serious to critical condition after the crash. Two of the injured were taken to Cook County Hospital and three were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
A total of seven people were riding an SUV. The 18-year-old driver of the SUV is likely to be issued multiple citations, as two of the teenage passengers were not wearing seatbelts.
The Illinois State Police investigated the accident. They believe speed was a major factor in the crash, but they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role. Their investigation is ongoing.
The accident temporarily shut down parts of Lake Shore Drive near downtown.
It is not been reported if Chicago car accident lawyers are involved in the case yet. In this type of accident, the hurt passengers all have a right to bring injury claims against the at fault driver. If the SUV driver does not have enough insurance to cover the accident, the injured passengers could have the right to make underinsured motorist claims against their own auto insurance policies.
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