ABC Local News reported today on a late-night car crash that has left two dead and injured nine others. The deadly Chicago car accident struck at 3 a.m. on Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood. Authorities are still piecing together the facts.
Many witnesses explain that the scene remained chaotic for quite some time after the accident. Apparently an 2003 Mazda SUV jammed with eleven people, including the driver, was traveling northbound on South Kostner Ave. For reasons that authorities are trying to determine, the SUV swerved across the center line and began driving directly into oncoming traffic. The SUV eventually hit a Ford Probe head-on.
The filled truck flipped over in the accident, sending several of the passengers who were not buckled hurtling out of the vehicle. Two of the SUV passengers were killed, including a 19 year old man and a woman in her 40s. All of the other nine people in the SUV were rushed to local hospitals in serious to critical condition. The Ford Probe driver was not injured in the crash
One witnesses interviewed after the accident explained, “we just came running down and instantly we saw the baby right here on the ground. We’re just like ‘Oh my god.’ There were people in the car crying, trying to get out.”
Our Chicago car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti send sincere condolences to the many victims and their loved ones. These major car crashes that involve so many individuals are some of the most damaging and difficult to process. It is vital that authorities fully analyze what happened in this case. Only full and complete information about how deadly car accidents strike aid in ensuring that future accidents are prevented.
If you or someone you know is ever involved in one of these accidents please contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer to share your story.
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