At least six people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Downtown Chicago, including two pedestrians. Five vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred on State Street.
Multi-Vehicle Crash in Downtown Chicago
On the afternoon of February 24, 2019, a mechanical problem reportedly left a driver unable to brake his vehicle in the 500-block of South State Street. That driver’s vehicle struck a second vehicle traveling in the same direction.
The second vehicle then crashed into a bus shelter and struck two pedestrians before crashing into a third vehicle. The third vehicle then struck two other vehicles.
A 19-year-old man in serious condition, a 19-year-old woman in serious condition, and an 80-year-old man in stable condition who sustained injuries in the multi-vehicle crash were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Two 55-year-old men and a 44-year-old man, all reportedly in serious condition, were taken to Stroger Hospital. Three additional victims of the multi-vehicle crash refused transportation to a hospital.
Police ticketed the driver of the first vehicle for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
Who Is to Blame in a Multi-Vehicle Crash?
Assigning blame in a two-vehicle crash can sometimes be difficult, but determining fault in a multi-vehicle crash can be especially challenging.
Generally speaking, when two vehicles are involved in a collision, the vehicle that struck the other vehicle is responsible for any property damage or personal injuries that may result. But with multi-vehicle crashes, many different drivers may have acted negligently to varying degrees – and may share different levels of blame. All of this can complicate the process of pursuing a successful personal injury claim following a multi-vehicle crash.
Illinois Car Accident Attorneys
As you might imagine, even if you were not at fault in a multi-vehicle crash, you might face heavy opposition from the other drivers’ insurance companies if you attempt to be properly compensated for your bodily injuries. Given the complex nature of gathering the relevant evidence and using it to pursue a successful personal injury claim in the case of a multi-vehicle crash, consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable attorney, such as the Illinois car accident attorneys at GWC Law.
With over $2 billion recovered for our clients and offices throughout Illinois, GWC has the experience, the determination, the resources, and the reputation of success that you need to help make sure that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve.
If you have been wrongfully injured because of somebody else’s negligence, in a multi-vehicle crash or in some other way, please contact GWC today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys. Call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.