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There was a fatal car accident early Sunday morning (December 21, 2014) in Chicago’s South Loop.

Details on the crash – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

Chicago Police arrived at the accident scene at 2:45 a.m., according to the Chicago Police Department.  The single-vehicle accident happened in the 1200 block of South Clinton Street and involved a SUV that had struck a light post, after which the SUV caught fire.

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Chicago’s lakefront bike path is heavily traveled, especially during peak periods in good weather conditions.

As those familiar with the path know, the path has many users, including many runners, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers.  As well, in addition to being a recreational path, it is also used by those using the beaches.

Given the path’s popularity – yet relatively narrow width in many sections – there exists the possibility of accidents, especially given the mix and relative speeds of the different users, as well as people turning around on the path as well as crossing it.

Given these dynamics, it is not uncommon for collisions and other accidents to happen among the various path users.

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There was a fatal “head-on collision” Sunday morning (December 7, 2014) in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.  A 63-year-old woman died following the car crash.

Details regarding this “head-on collision” appear limited at this time.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 7:50 a.m., as the 63-year-old woman was driving her car eastbound in the 2700 block of West Division.  At that time, her car was hit “head-on” – for reasons currently unknown – by another car heading westbound.

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There was a “wrong-way driver” accident early this morning (November 24, 2014) on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway.

Details concerning this “wrong-way” driver crash appear somewhat limited at this time.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 2:05 a.m. on the West Ohio Street entrance ramp onto the southbound Kennedy.

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There was a bicycle accident early Saturday morning (November 22, 2014) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.  This accident involved a bicyclist who was riding a Divvy bike, and, according to Chicago Police, alcohol was a thought to be “major factor” impacting the bicyclist.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 2:50 a.m., as the bicyclist, a 24-year-old man, was riding northbound on Lake Shore Drive near Belmont (in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.)

According to an occupant in the Mitsubishi sedan who struck the bicyclist, the bicyclist was “swerving” before being struck by the car.  The bicyclist was thrown under this car during the course of the accident.  Subsequent to this accident, the Mitsubishi and cyclist were struck by another car, a Honda, that could not stop in time to avoid an accident.

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There was a fatal single-vehicle crash on Interstate 290 late Tuesday night near Hillside.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened as the vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-290 when it rolled over at approximately 11:30 p.m. near I-294.  The vehicle then caught fire.

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There was a Chicago “wrong-way driver” accident on the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday morning, November 16, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-90/94 at approximately 3:50 a.m., as a car was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near North Avenue.  At that point, the car struck another vehicle.

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A bicyclist has died from his injuries following a Chicago bicycle accident that happened on September 27, 2014.

The man, Joseph Korner, 78, of Chicago, died on November 6 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

According to Chicago Police, the bicycle accident that injured Korner happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. on September 27 as he was riding in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood, in the 3500 block of North Lincoln.  At that time, Korner’s bicycle was struck from behind by a 2013 Mazda sedan.

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There was another Chicago area “wrong-way driver” incident early this morning (November 9, 2014) which involved an accident on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Damen Avenue.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) say they received calls regarding a driver traveling in the wrong direction (driving northbound in the southbound lanes) of I-55 near Damen Avenue at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Shortly after this time, the “wrong-way driver” – identified as a 22-year-old woman from Chicago – collided “head on” with another vehicle.  That vehicle was driven by a 29-year-old woman from Willowbrook, Illinois.

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There was a fatal vehicle collision early this morning (November 4, 2014) on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the I-88 exit in Oak Brook, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the fatal crash happened at approximately 4:50 a.m., in the northbound lanes of I-294.  The crash involved a vehicle driven by a 55-year-old man crashing into the back of a semi tractor-trailer.

The man died from his injuries at the accident scene.

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