Wrong Way Drivers Continue to Wreak Havoc in Illinois

Wednesday morning around 4:20 a.m. two people were injured in a wrong-way crash on the outbound Kennedy Expressway. The crash was located in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway south of North Avenue, as stated by Illinois State Police District Chicago Trooper Mark Hall. A third vehicle had its side-mirror clipped however the driver of that vehicle was not injured. The driver of the car headed in the wrong direction and the driver of the vehicle he crashed with were taken to area hospitals in “very bad shape,” Mark Hall said. This accident occurs just weeks after 4 men were killed in another unrelated wrong-way crash on I-80 in south suburban Hazel Crest. Unfortunately police were not able to get to the drivers before the accidents unlike the video included above. The accident in Hazel Crest caused the I-80 to be closed as firefighters worked to control the fire and investigate the incident. If you or someone you know have been involved in a car accident contact experienced attorneys Zneimer & Zneimer p.c. for a free personal injury consultation.

The driver of the vehicle headed the wrong way was headed east on the westbound lanes and caused a fiery crashed. The crash killed the drivers in both vehicles involved as well as two passengers in the vehicle headed the wrong way. Incidents such as these are unfortunate but can be avoided if drivers take the necessary precautions while driving. Precautions that include following street signs and choosing a designated driver. The crash that occurred in Hazel Crest is believed to have been caused by alcohol as the 4 men in the vehicle travelling in the wrong direction were returning from a night of bar hopping, including the Skybox gentleman’s club in south suburban Harvey. The damages that resulted from the wrong-way driver’s negligence should not be paid for by the victims. Zneimer & Zneimer p.c. can help the victim know their legal rights.

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