The Chicago Sun-Times reported this weekend on a terrifying vehicle crash involving a stolen car and several pedestrians. The vehicle was apparently stolen at least a week ago-it was taken from the 5800 block of South Cottage Grove Ave. Around 5p.m. on Saturday, the driver of the stolen 1999 Chrysler was on the south side of the city, in the 6200 block of South St. and Lawrence Avenue. Several passengers were in the car when the driver ran the car into several pedestrians who were walking in the area. The stolen vehicle then struck a parked car before hitting a brick wall. Following that, several people fled from the Chrysler
Four of the pedestrians were hospitalized followed the vicious accident. One of the victims, an 11-year old girl, remains in critical condition at a nearby hospital. Two other victims were also children, a 12 –year old girl and 15-year old boy; they are in stable condition.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti are committed to helping victims in our area who have suffered in vehicle crashes. Our team of experienced lawyers has spent decades mastering the legal system that provides protection and support to victims of negligent and reckless drivers. It is important to remember that there are statutes of limitations which limit the amount of time you have to file a claim following one of these accidents. For that reason, it is very important to contact a car accident attorney soon after the crash so that you can properly learn about your options.