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05/31/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Chicago, IL — A single-vehicle accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway killed a toddler and seriously injured three other children Monday evening, May 30, 2011. The automobile accident occurred near 75th Street, reported the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois state troopers reported that four women and four children were headed southbound on Interstate 90/94 in a 2993 two-door Oldsmobile Cutlass, when the driver lost control and slammed into a guard rail.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the wreck.
An 11-month-old child, identified as Everett Bramlett, was killed in the crash. The toddler was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m. at the scene, just one week from his first birthday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Three of the four children in the vehicle were ejected on impact. Police reported that none of the children were in a child restraint or wearing a seat belt.
Responding emergency crews rushed three children in serious to critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Hospitals. One adult was rushed to Stroger Hospital in serious to critical condition, while another adult was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition. Two more adults were in fair to serious condition at University of Chicago Hospitals.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to Stroger Hospital.
Police reported that as of 8 a.m., a 6-year-old boy was in critical condition and two other victims, both girls, ages 3 and 4, were in good condition at Comer.
Investigations into the wreck are underway. DUI charges are pending against the driver.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for Illinois automobile accident lawyers.
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