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Southwest Side crash leads to one death, multiple injuries

A car accident on the Southwest Side of Chicago on early Monday morning has resulted in the death of one person as well as injuries sustained by five others.

According to police, the four car accidents took place at roughly 12:45 a.m. in the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue when a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed crashed into a pedestrian as well as three other cars in the area.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, a 34-year-old male driving one of the other vehicles was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Five others were injured in the accident, with none of the injuries thought to be life threatening at this point. Those people were taken to multiple medical facilities in the area including Mount Sinai Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center.

The person driving the speeding vehicle is currently in police custody as he is treated for injuries at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

At this time, the accident is being reviewed by the police Major Accident Investigation Unit.

Anybody who has been injured in a car accident as the result of the negligence of another driver, such as somebody who was speeding, should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss the potential for filing a lawsuit. In these cases, the injured party is often entitled to receive compensation for everything from medical bills to pain and suffering to lost wages. Auto accident attorneys or investigators will visit the scene of an accident as quickly as possible. Quick action at the outset may preserve evidence (witness statements, photos) and can be instrumental to proving liability or negligence.


Source: 
CBS Chicago, "1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Southwest Side Crash" No author given, Jul. 16, 2013

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