An auto accident in Chicago, Illinois has seriously injured four people early this morning, according to WBBM News. The crash involved two vehicles, one of which was a van that flipped over onto a crosswalk.
The Loop car crash occurred at Madison and Franklin at about 1:20 am. Five ambulances rushed to the accident that involved a Chevy Ventura and a Pontiac Sunfire. It is being reported that 4 people in the Pontiac were critically injured. Two were transported to Stroger Hospital of Cook County and two others went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A fifth person may have also been taken to an area hospital. Four occupants of the van refused medical treatment.
The cause of the crash and the nature of the injuries has not been reported. The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.
Luckily this accident occurred late at night, as the crosswalk at Madison and Franklin is extremely crowded with pedestrian traffic during daytime hours. Pedestrian fatalities could have occurred if this crash happened at the wrong time of the day.
If you have been injured in an Illinois auto accident, contact an injury lawyer at Abels & Annes to discuss your case.