WGN TV reported this weekend on a tragic string of Chicago car accidents that injured more than a dozen and killed one suburban teen. According to reports, a 17-year old girl from Orland Park was killed when her car slammed into a pole at the intersection of 135th Street and 88th Avenue. Another teenage girl in the car with her at the time was injured.
Separately, a car accident in the Little Village neighborhood injured seven area residents. That crash struck on the 3300 block of South Kedzie. A smaller car and a pick-up truck collided, sending several passengers who were not wearing seat-belts out of the car. Apparently five of the victims (including one child) were sent to the hospital n critical condition while two others were in good condition.
Around the same time an accident in the Austin neighborhood sent another seven victims to area hospitals. Two vehicles collided in that crash as well, which struck at the intersection of North Cicero Avenue and West End Avenue. Seven people were injured in that accident, including four who were listed in critical condition.
All told the three crashes have left fifteen people injured and one dead-a tragic single evening. As many readers may likely note, weekend crashes are all-too-common. With many community members traveling away from their homes for various activities, the possibility of becoming ensnared in a traffic accident increases. Of course the risk is exponentially compounded when substances like alcohol are in the mix, something that also happens much more frequently on weekend evenings.
Our Chicago car crash attorneys at Levin & Perconti send condolences to these victims and urge all drivers to remember safe traveling practices. Far too many lives continue to be turned upside down because of these crashes and the vast majority of them could have been prevented.
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