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12 Children Suffer Injuries When SUV Flipped on Eisenhower Expressway (Chicago, Illinois)

By David M. Baum, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A motorist, driving a sports utility vehicle, lost control of the automobile sending 14 people to the hospital, 12 of whom were children. Nine children were reported seriously hurt, three were in fair condition and two adults were also hospitalized in serious condition. The driver of the SUV will be cited with child endangerment and several seat belt violations, as the 12 children passengers were not properly restrained in the Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition.

A witness reported the unidentified female driver of the Ford was not speeding but lost control for unknown reasons. After losing control of the SUV, the automobile rolled up the embankment and flipped multiple times, according to the witness.

Most of the passengers sustained serious personal injuries including broken bones and superficial wounds. However, none of the injuries were reported as life-threatening. If you would like to read more on this story please see Driver loses control of SUV, injures 12 children and 2 adults.

Passenger safety in automobiles is very important. Automobiles are only meant to carry a certain number of passengers and exceeding this limit exposes all passengers in a packed vehicle to possible injury and harm. The driver also subjects him or herself to liability for the personal injuries of the passengers, especially if the passengers are minors.