Chicago, IL (July 3, 2024) – State police in Chicago reported several crashes on Wednesday morning, with backups already clogging city streets.

As of 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, at least three crashes were already causing major delays, including on I-55, which was causing gridlock. The expressway was blocked at the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) and Cermak Road. According to ISP, one person was pronounced dead on the scene. It’s unclear if anybody else was injured, though EMTs reported to the site with police. Investigations into the accident are still ongoing, however, and no further details were released.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with any injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Deadly Auto Accidents in Chicago

The increase in fatal collisions over the last several years, both nationally and in the Chicago region, is mostly due to speeding, distracted driving, events involving drunk drivers, and irresponsible conduct on the road. For instance, hit-and-run incidents and multi-car pileups often end in fatalities, and when numerous parties are involved, the aftermath may rapidly get problematic. Numerous challenges and obstacles arise from serious auto accidents and deadly collisions. An accident that results in death has an enormous emotional cost to the family of the deceased. Each situation is unique and requires handling appropriately.

Our attorneys understand that once a loved one passes away, money is usually the last thing on your mind. But if your loved one died as a consequence of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you shouldn’t have to pay the price. After a devastating death has turned their lives upside-down, our Chicago law practice assists grieving families with compassion and care. Due to the complexity of these cases, having an accomplished lawyer on your side is crucial to a favorable result. If a collision claims the life of a loved one, the attorneys at Romaker Law Firm are prepared to fight for substantial compensation for you and your family.

We have been assisting citizens of Chicago and the state of Illinois in receiving just compensation after a collision for more than 20 years. Contact our Chicago wrongful death attorneys by calling 312-377-7000 and learn more about how to get the justice you deserve after your loved one’s death.

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