Chicago, IL (June 12, 2024) – A crash involving at least two bicycles and two vehicles sent five people, including three children, to the hospital in critical condition.

The accident happened Wednesday evening at Marshfield and Jonquil Terrace in the Rogers Park neighborhood. It’s unknown what led to the crash, but the Chicago Fire Department said two cars and numerous bicycles were involved. Two children are in critical condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital, one other child is in critical at Lutheran General, two adults are in critical at St. Francis in Evanston, and one other adult was injured but refused treatment, fire officials said. No further information about the crash was immediately available as police continued investigating.

We offer our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago

Although Chicago is one of the few truly walkable metropolises in our country, pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooter riders continue to encounter danger on its thoroughfares. Based on preliminary data, local authorities estimate that the number of pedestrian fatalities in traffic collisions over the past year may have peaked at its highest level in half a century.

Unfortunately, nearly 200 pedestrians died in recent vehicle collisions, representing an increase of more than 20% compared to the previous year. And notably, 40% of fatal pedestrian collisions were caused by hit-and-runs. In comparison, 80% of severe and fatal pedestrian incidents transpired in Chicago alone, near an intersection of 125 feet or less. Of course, victims must obtain immediate legal counsel from a qualified Chicago pedestrian accident attorney if they or a family member has been injured in a collision.

The Romaker Law Firm’s staff is prepared to advocate for justice for you and your family after a pedestrian collision. Insurance companies will attempt to minimize the amount of money you are owed by capitalizing on your crash. Fortunately, you can schedule a free consultation with our Chicago-area auto accident attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm today. For over two decades, we have assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago residents in obtaining the just compensation they require to cover their losses following a collision.

Contact our experienced car accident lawyers in Chicago at 312-377-7000 to learn more about your options and how to move forward with your life after a major accident has affected you and yours.

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