NBC Chicago News reported today on a tragic Chicago taxi accident that occurred this morning that took the life of a pedestrian and critically injured two others. Police report that the driver of a Chicago Checkered Cab lost control of the taxi in Streeterville near the Illinois and Columbus Avenue intersection.
Investigations are still underway to determine the exact cause of the Chicago cab accident. However, witnesses report seeing that cab traveling erratically moments before the accident. One individual nearby explained that the taxi was speeding east on Illinois Avenue before cutting off another cab on the same street. Not long later the reckless cab driver lost control of the car. It apparently skidded sideways before hitting a pedestrian and then slamming into a wall near the Embassy Suites garage.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Both the cab driver and one passenger were in critical condition and rushed to Northwestern University Hospital. The passenger had to be cut out of the car.
This deadly Chicago cab accident is yet another reminder of the consequences of reckless driving. Our Illinois injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand the damage suffered by families following these high-profile area accidents. We work to hold negligent drivers accountable in order to send a message to the public that careless driving will not be tolerated.
For example, we are currently working on behalf of Stephen Dewart who was severely injured after being run-down by a Chicago city truck on Rush Street. The city employee in that case was under the influence of alcohol at the time. We previously secured at $10 million settlement for a 5-year old boy who was run over by a City of Chicago Fire Department truck. And last year we helped a family achieve a $6.5 million settlement after a 32-year old woman who was killed when their car was rear-ended by a reckless semi-truck driver. We have negotiated many other multi-million dollar settlements for pedestrians and others injured in road accidents.
Our Illinois car crash lawyers are proud to represent all those harmed in these accidents. We encourage victims of reckless conduct on the road to take legal action in order to hold wrongdoers accountable for their carelessness and misconduct.
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