I-55 multi-vehicle crash kills one, injures two

Legal News for Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys. A motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving three cars left one dead, two injured.

One dead, two others injured after head on collision on the Stevenson Expressway.

Chicago, IL—A three-vehicle crash on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) tragically killed one and left two others injured on Sunday, December 20, 2009, according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times. The car wreck allegedly occurred around 9:35 p.m. near South Central Avenue in the northbound lanes of the interstate. A vehicle in the far left lane was reportedly facing oncoming traffic after spinning around for unknown reasons. Subsequently, a northbound driver traveling in the middle lane of the interstate struck the stopped vehicle head-on. This caused the first car to veer out on impact, slightly hitting another vehicle in the far right lane.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews were on the scene after the wreck to transport the injured to area hospitals to be treated by doctors and nurses. Man Wong, 29, the driver of the striking vehicle involved in the head-on collision, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition but was unfortunately pronounced deceased at 10:16 p.m., shortly after the crash, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The other driver involved in the head-on collision was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition after acquiring several gashes on his face and head, as well as an allegedly broken pelvis. It is reported that this driver, who remains in the hospital on Monday, may be an off-duty police officer. Another individual involved in the crash was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fatal car crash is reportedly unknown at this time. Charges are pending further investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers.