An accident between a taxi cab and a car in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago sent five people to the hospital in the early hours of September 11th.
It was approximately 12:30 a.m. when a taxi neared the intersection of Division and Ashland in Wicker Park. The taxi had the green light and proceeded to go through the intersection. The car was heading towards the intersection on the cross street when the driver ran the red light and broadsided the taxi. It was discovered that the car was missing a tire and driving on the rim of the missing tire.
The driver of the car and its four passengers went to John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. At this time it is unknown if any citations were issued.
A collision between two vehicles damages to more than the vehicles, people get injured as well. If you or a loved one knows someone suffering from injuries from a automobile crash, call Spiros Law for professional legal representation. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
A pedestrian was killed on a street corner in the River West neighborhood of Chicago when a taxi cab driver lost control of his vehicle.
Around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, Eric Kerestes was at the intersection of Chicago and Milwaukee Avenues when a cab drove through and hit the curb before hitting a light pole and a CVS drug store before rolling over. Kerestes was hit by the cab and thrown fifteen feet. Another driver in the area called 911 about the accident.
The passenger in the cab was able to get out of the vehicle without assistance. The driver received help from other drivers and pedestrians to get out of the car just as the cab caught on fire. He was reported as repeatedly saying “I tried to put the brakes on” as he was led to the sidewalk.
Kerestes was pronounced dead at the scene. The cab driver was taken to John Stroger Hospital in good condition and later released. The passenger was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Accidents effect not only the driver of a vehicle but passengers and surrounding bystanders. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 for professional legal representation. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
The family of a retired legal secretary who was hit by a Megabus in Chicago this past week has filed a suit against the busing company.
Donna Halstead, 76, was walking back to her West Loop apartment on August 7, 2012 around 2:00 p.m. She was in the crosswalk on Adams Street at Canal Street with the light when a Megabus turned left onto her street. Halstead was hit by a mirror on the bus and thrown to the pavement, suffering a head injury. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she died four hours later.
The lawsuit claims negligence and wrongful death on the part of the Megabus company as the driver did not ensure a clear entry into the lane. Megabus, Inc. had two other accidents this week in Southern Illinois and Georgia, one of which resulted in the death of one passenger.
A trip across the country should not pose a risk to passengers or others. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been hurt in an accident with a motor coach bus or other means of transportation, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 for professional legal representation. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
An early morning car chase ended up causing injury to a window washer on scaffolding upon collision with the scaffolding in downtown Chicago.
During the early morning hours of April 26th, the driver of an Infiniti was headed east on Ohio Street when a BMW began following the car and rear-end it once. The BMW hit the first car again, this time causing the Infiniti to lose control and hit a taxi cab. It then hit a Ford truck that is owned by a window cleaning company.
The truck or the Infiniti then hit the scaffolding. A worker was on top of the scaffolding, cleaning windows to a restaurant. The worker then fell 25 feet to the ground. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where the worker’s condition was stabilized. The taxi driver was taken to Northwestern as well but he was treated and released.
An accident between two cars does not affect only the people in the cars, bystanders can be injured as well. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been hurt as the result of a car accident, call Spiros Law at 815-9292-9292 for professional legal presentation. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.