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CHICAGO: One Killed, Six Injured in Accident on Interstate 290 near Damen Avenue

“Deadly Collision ”

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (March 12, 2017) – At least one person was killed in an accident on Sunday evening on Interstate 290, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 9:45 pm on the eastbound side of Interstate 290, near Damen Avenue. A white Mercedes had been seen speeding away from an attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault in the west side, and was later seen getting onto Interstate 290. The Mercedes collided with a second car of unidentified make and model. One of the vehicles ended up flipped over as a result of the accident.

At least one person was pronounced dead at the scene, and was identified as Mario C. Shields, an 18 year old. Mario Shields was reportedly inside the Mercedes, but it is unknown if he was driving or a passenger. Another person was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, and two others in critical condition were rushed to Stroger Hospital. Three others were taken to Rush University Medical Center in unknown condition. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”

Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.

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