Kennedy Expressway Car Accident in Chicago Injures 14 People
Apr 15, 2020
Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – In what police are calling a major pile-up, close to 60 vehicles were involved in crashes on the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue in Chicago this morning. First responders started arriving at the scene about 5:45 a.m. with the first on scene the Chicago Fire Department.
Overnight weather conditions, which included snow and ice resulted in low traction on the Expressway that resulted in multiple vehicle collisions.
At least 14 have been taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and another 32 were evaluated and provided with treatment at the scene rather than go to a medical facility.
All inbound lanes were shut down to allow the emergency crews to do their job. Chicago and area drivers are cautioned to not use the Kennedy Expressway this morning. Additionally, police are warning motorists to be alert and aware of slippery roads around the city no matter what route they have chosen to take to get to their destinations.
Every year, nearly a thousand people are killed on Illinois Roads. Over the last five years there has also been over 80,000 injuries each year on Illinois roads. More than 10,000 of those resulted in catastrophic, debilitating injuries. Every hour, more than 9 people are hurt on Illinois roadways. Most of the injuries happen in the Chicago area due to the dense traffic.
Briskman Briskman & Greenberg has spent decades representing those injured in car accidents or who have lost loved ones because of the carelessness of others. They have successfully represented thousands of clients, recovering millions of dollars of damages, and do not lose sight of the fact that each client’s case is unique and important, regardless of its size.
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