A fatal Lake Shore Drive crash occurred early Wednesday (June 2, 2021) morning. This Lake Shore Drive crash happened near Monroe Street. One man was killed and various other people were injured, with one being critically injured.
This Lake Shore Drive crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 2, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed, woman critically injured in high-speed crash on Lake Shore Drive downtown.” An excerpt:
A black Chrysler 300 was speeding north on Lake Shore Drive, approaching Monroe Street, when it lost control and hit a Toyota Four Runner at 12:20 a.m., Chicago police said.
The Chrysler slid sideways into the southbound lanes and struck a Nissan Altima and a GMC Yukon, police said.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this LSD crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Excessive speeding often leads to a vehicle accident. Not only does driving at high speeds increase the likelihood of a crash, but it also makes it more likely that any accident injuries will be of greater severity. Several factors can serve to increase the likelihood of severe injuries, such as if the vehicle occupants are not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Additional discussion of the risks of driving at high speeds is discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page. As seen on that page, various statistics indicate that a substantial amount of crashes and serious injuries involve driving at excessive speed.
Often, this driving at excessive speed involves crashes involving the speeding vehicle as well as other vehicles. As well, other road users such as bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians can also be adversely impacted. Often, if someone is hurt by a speeding driver the injured person will seek injury compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit.