Chicago, IL (April 4, 2024) – A major crash on the southbound Kennedy Expressway downtown Chicago closed a highway exit and critically injured four people Wednesday morning, Chicago fire and Illinois State Police officials said. One person later died, officials said.

Multiple ambulances were responding to the crash at Adams Street and Monroe Street just after 11:00 a.m., CFD said. Four people were critically injured in the incident that involved two vehicles, CFD and state police said. Per authorities, three were taken to Stroger Hospital, and one was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. State police later said one person died. Police said the Interstate 90 southbound exit to the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway was closed for investigation.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones.

Fatal Vehicle Wrecks in Chicago

Serious vehicle accidents involving multiple drivers, major injuries, and even fatalities are among the most common crash types in Illinois. In the last year alone, there were more than 300,000 accidents involving at least one to two vehicles in our state.

It is impossible to overstate the frequency of crashes. Even if you have never been in an accident, there’s a good probability that a friend, neighbor, family member, or colleague has at some time in their lives experienced the effects of a collision.

Fortunately, some incidents are small-scale and simply cause property damage. Nevertheless, a significant portion of these collisions result in injuries and even fatalities each year. Moreover, the victims of these crashes may be left with financial losses, on top of painful injuries or mourning their loved ones, adding insult to injury.

Here at the Romaker Law Firm, our compassionate team of accident attorneys in the Chicago region is here to answer any questions after an accident. If you’ve sustained injuries in a preventable car wreck or lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, don’t hesitate to secure the justice you deserve.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Chicago-area auto accident attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm today for a free consultation. For over two decades, we have represented Chicago residents and Illinois state citizens to get the fair compensation they need to cover their losses after a crash. Contact our car accident lawyer in Chicago at 312-377-7000 to learn how to move forward after an auto accident that’s left you with injuries or resulted in the loss of your loved one.

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