Fatal Two-Car Collision In Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood

There was a fatal car collision Saturday (January 28, 2017) in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.  One driver died and three other people were injured during the crash.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 1:35 p.m., as a man driving west on Hubbard Street in a Jeep Cherokee “ran” a stop sign and struck a Toyota Camry that was traveling northbound on North Ashland.

The driver of the Camry, a 58-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee along with two passengers in the Jeep were taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article (with crash scene photo) of January 28, 2017 titled “Man charged with DUI after fatal West Town crash” with regard to the driver of the Jeep Cherokee:

Yonatan D. Monrroy-Madrid, 19, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI causing an accident resulting in a death, according to a statement from Chicago Police. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI and cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to reduce speed.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Chicago collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 28 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 3 injured in West Town traffic crash.”


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.

Posted in:
Published on:

Comments are closed.