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There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (June 28, 2015) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Westchester.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), shortly before 2 a.m. they responded to a crash involving multiple vehicles, including a motorcycle and three cars.

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There was an accident early Friday morning (June 19, 2015) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Summit in which a semi truck collided with 13 other vehicles.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 3:40 a.m., and occurred after a semi truck driver fell asleep, at which time his truck collided with 13 cars in a construction zone.  The accident happened on I-55 south of First Avenue.

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A 5-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car in Hoffman Estates yesterday, June 13, 2015.

Details regarding this accident, and especially its causes, appear limited at this time.

According to Hoffman Estates Police, the accident happened at 12:27 p.m. on West Thacker Street, east of Illinois Boulevard.

The girl was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Aleeza Haq, 5, of Glendale Heights.

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There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the fatal CTA bus crash that happened in downtown Chicago on June 2, 2015.  That accident was summarized in the June 2, 2015 post titled “CTA Bush Crash At Lake Street And Michigan Avenue.”

In that accident, Aimee Coath was the sole person who was fatally injured, and the wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the Coath’s children against the bus driver and the CTA.

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There was a fatal crash involving a CTA bus that drove onto a Chicago sidewalk this afternoon (June 2, 2015.)  The accident happened at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the 100 block of East Lake Street (at Michigan Avenue.)

The accident happened after the bus, for a currently unknown reason, jumped a curb and went onto the sidewalk.  One pedestrian was struck as were four vehicles.

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In Chicago, there are intersections that are considered “most dangerous,” as well as those that are considered “most dangerous to pedestrians.”  One intersection that has been the source of congestion, confusion, and various accidents is the “six-way” intersection at Damen, Elston and Fullerton Avenues.

The Chicago Tribune article of May 27, 2015 titled “Realignment of perilous Damon-Elston-Fullerton intersection set to start Thursday” discusses various aspects of this intersection, as well as plans to “realign” (or re-construct) the intersection to make it more efficient and safer.

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There was a fatal bicycle accident Monday (May 18, 2015) involving a collision between the bicyclist and SUV near Hampshire.

According to the Kane County Sherriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Allen and Walker Roads in unincorporated Hampshire Township.

The initial investigation indicates that a Honda CR-V stopped at a stop sign at the intersection, then collided with the bicycle after the CR-V had progressed into the intersection.

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In posts on this site, including the March 18, 2015 post titled “Safety Issues Regarding The Beginning Of The Chicago Bicycling Season” as well as June 13, 2014 post titled “Hazards To Chicago Bicyclists And Motorcyclists From Potholes,” the hazard of potholes and the danger they pose to bicyclists are discussed.

A similar danger is posed by sinkholes.  Sinkholes, although less common than potholes, can pose the same – if not greater – danger to motorcyclists than do potholes.  Many sinkholes are large and can be very deep.

On May 7, 2015, CBS Chicago published an article (with video) titled “Sink Holes Sprouting On North Side.”  The article discusses sinkholes, particularly those in Chicago’s North Center and Roscoe Village neighborhoods, and a woman that was injured after she accidentally stepped into one.

An excerpt from the article:

Sink holes are not to be confused with potholes. Potholes are holes in an otherwise intact street. The sink holes occur with cave-ins, and the city’s Water Department is responsible for fixing the infrastructure.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the CBS Chicago article mentioned above.

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There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday night (April 29, 2015) in Chicago Heights.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 7:49 p.m., as a man riding a bicycle on Illinois Route 394 near the East Sauk Trail attempted to ride across both the north and south lanes at the Sauk Trail intersection.

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There was a fatal three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning (April 29, 2015) on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Throop Street.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at approximately 5:45 a.m. in the inbound lanes.  At that time, two SUVs and a car collided.

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