Peoria, IL (May 1, 2024) – Following a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday, the Peoria Fire Department reported that two patients were transported to the hospital.

When personnel arrived at the site of the crash, they discovered that one person was stuck in one of the cars, according to Battalion Chief Rick Waldron. At approximately 8:00 a.m., at least two vehicles had collided at the junction of War Memorial Drive and University Street.

Additionally, firefighters and paramedics from Advanced Medical Transport assisted a patient in another car west of the junction on War Memorial. To free the entrapped individual, firefighters used the “jaws of life,” spreaders, and cutters to remove the driver-side door. Two passengers were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries. Meanwhile, the PPD is investigating the collision, but no further details are available.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones.

Car Accidents in Illinois

Serious, injury-causing car accidents are all too common across Chicagoland. While there is nothing you can do to stop others from driving negligently, you do have options for seeking compensation if you get injured. Your actions in the immediate aftermath of a car accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your claim, so it is best to seek legal representation as soon as possible. For instance, by preserving evidence and seeking medical attention promptly, you will be able to show the necessary documentation to establish liability as well as the extent of your injuries.

After a car accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with the negligent motorist or their insurance company. The good news is, you don’t have to. With the help of a Chicago injury attorney from Ankin Law, you can hold the negligent party liable for your losses while focusing on recovery. Our lawyers will take the burden off of you by handling your claim from start to finish, ensuring you get the maximum compensation available to you.

Ankin Law’s car accident attorneys are committed to providing compassionate and diligent legal service to personal injury victims and their families. We offer experienced legal representation to help you navigate the complex legal system following your accident.

Let us build a solid case to get you the compensation you deserve so you can move forward from this incident with confidence. Call our car accident lawyers in Chicago at 844-600-0000 to learn more about your options after a major vehicle crash. We offer free consultations, where you can tell us more about your case.

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