Chicago, IL – Woman Dead, Two Injured in Accident on Cottage Grove Ave

Chicago, IL (May 26, 2024) – A 44-year-old woman died in a vehicle crash in Woodlawn that happened shortly after a separate accident late on Saturday night. Three other people were taken to the hospital, one of whom was critically injured, according to Chicago police.

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The deadly collision, per officers, occurred on Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. on the South Side of Chicago, in the 6400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. The female driver of a Volkswagen car and the male driver of an SUV were both traveling to the Third District Police Station to file a complaint after an accident took place when a second collision involving both motorists and a third car, a Chevy SUV.

The 44-year-old woman who was operating that SUV was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was subsequently declared deceased. Authorities stated that her passenger, a 43-year-old woman, was also taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in critical condition, along with two other victims. In the interim, the CPD is still investigating the collision, but no further details are available as the inquiry proceeds.

Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased woman’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

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Fatal Vehicle Crashes in Chicago

Major, multi-vehicle accidents causing serious injuries and even deadly crashes are all too common across Chicagoland. While you can do nothing to stop others from driving negligently, you can seek compensation if you get injured. Your actions in the immediate aftermath of a car accident can significantly impact 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 can show the necessary documentation to establish liability and 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 you by handling your claim from start to finish, ensuring you get the maximum compensation available.

At Ankin Law, our 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.

We will build a solid case to get you the compensation you deserve so you can confidently move forward from this incident. 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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