Three people were killed and another was critically injured in a recent crash in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. According to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli, a 20-year-old woman was driving a Kia Optima northbound on State Street when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a number of cars parked along the roadway near 102nd Street. Mirabelli stated the Kia was traveling at a high rate of speed on a residential street when the accident occurred. The force of the impact reportedly forced one of the parked vehicles into a light pole and another into the street.
Mirabelli said employees from the Chicago Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extract all four passengers from the Kia. Sadly, the driver was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A 22-year-old man riding in the front passenger seat was purportedly transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died. Mirabelli stated that emergency responders took the man’s twin brother to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was also pronounced dead. A 15-year-old girl who was riding in the back seat of the Kia was reportedly transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. Fortunately, no one was inside of any of the vehicles that were struck by the Kia.
The cause of the deadly accident is currently under investigation by Chicago’s Major Accident Investigation Unit. Tragic single-vehicle accidents like this one happen all too often throughout the Chicago Metro. A malfunctioning car, poor weather conditions, unexpected road hazards, and even swerving in order to avoid another crash may cause a one-car collision. Additionally, an inexperienced, distracted, or impaired motorist may cause such a wreck. In 2011, more than half of the 918 fatal crashes that occurred in Illinois involved only one vehicle. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data claims that most of those single-car traffic accidents occurred in Illinois cities like Chicago.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a single-vehicle or other wreck, you may be entitled to damages related to the cost of your medical care, physical therapy, pain and suffering, any resulting disability, lost wages, funeral expenses, and more. In addition, you may be able to recover compensation for any harm you sustained in a car accident even if you were partially to blame. If you were hurt in an automobile crash in Illinois, you are advised to contact a skilled attorney to discuss your options for recovery.
If you were wounded or lost a family member in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by a negligent driver, do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. Our experienced Chicago car accident attorneys are available every day of the week to answer your questions and help you file your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our diligent lawyers have years of experience advocating on behalf of clients who were hurt by someone else’s careless act throughout the Chicago Metro. To speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney today, do not hesitate to give Abels & Annes, P.C. a call at (312) 475-9596.
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