NBC Chicago News reported on a multiple car crash last week in Chicago involving four vehicles. It occurred early in morning last Saturday in the Logan Square neighborhood.
A driver of an Infiniti was headed west on Fullerton Avenue near Sacramento Boulevard when he hit another car. After that first impact, the driver panicked and made a U-turn. He then headed at a high speed back east. In the ensuing dash back down Fullerton, the Infiniti then crashed into two other cars-a taxi and a Toyota Land Cruiser.
The second impact caused three people to be ejected from their cars, as well as injuring the taxi driver, the Toyota driver, and a taxi passenger. All told, seven people were taken to the hospital in serious condition and two others were brought in for less serious conditions. One passerby administered CPR to one of the victims.
Car accidents like this one that involve nine different people are unfortunately all too common in our city. With millions of people using the roadways at all times of the day and night, serious traffic accidents happen at an alarming rate. Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti have worked with many victims of these crashes and their families in the aftermath of the incident. With so many emotions involved in these events-especially when they are caused by the reckless behavior of a fellow driver-it is important to have experienced experts helping you handle the legal side of the matter. We encourage all those who have suffered because of the driving mistakes of others to contact a car accident lawyer and learn about your legal options.