A motorist was killed Saturday afternoon in a Chicago car accident after his vehicle was broadsided by another car in a South Side traffic accident, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.
The victim was driving an Oldsmobile Alero when he was broadsided by a Chevy Malibu near State and 75th streets shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, according to police.
The driver of the Malibu was treated at Provident Hospital of Cook County and reported to be in good condition.
The Chicago car accident occurred as the Alero was northbound on State Street and was hit on the driver’s side by the Malibu, which was eastbound on 75th Street. The collission forced the two cars into two other vehicles that were waiting for the red light in the westbound lane of 75th Street.
A passenger in one of the other vehicles, as well as both drivers, refused treatment. Cause of the crash is under investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Unit.
The Chicago car accident lawyers blog reported last week that traffic fatalities in Illinois were down last year. Still, 1,043 people were killed and more than 94,000 people were injured in Chicago car accidents, according to a State of Illinois’ report.
One in every four Illinois traffic fatalities occurs at an intersection, according to the report.
Nationwide, 37,261 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.