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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 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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There has been a massive “chain-reaction crash” on the Kennedy Expressway this morning, in which dozens of vehicles are reported to have been involved.  The accident happened during periods of occasionally  heavy snowfall and near-zero temperatures that combined to make slippery road conditions.

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has issued a news release (“Heavy Snowfall, Strong Winds to Create Hazardous Conditions Tonight and Super Bowl Sunday”) on January 31, 2015 regarding expected hazardous road conditions caused by high anticipated snowfall, including blizzard conditions.  While heavy snowfall is expected throughout Illinois, the highest level of snow should fall in Chicago and the Chicago area.

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There was a three-car crash on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Saturday evening, January 24, 2015.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

The accident happened as a Jeep Liberty, heading northbound, “sideswiped” two other vehicles and then struck a traffic signal pole.

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There was a fatal car accident in unincorporated Northbrook, Illinois on Christmas Day.  One person died following the accident and four other people were hospitalized with accident injuries.

According to the Northbrook Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 7:00 p.m., near the intersection of Sanders Road and North Mission Hills Road.

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

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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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There has been a second lawsuit filed regarding a fatal December 1, 2012 “head-on” collision that happened in Campton Hills, Illinois.

The first lawsuit, as well as a description of the underlying fatal collision, was summarized in the December 6, 2013 post titled “Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Illinois Car Collision.”

This second lawsuit has been filed by Erin Pazin, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was struck during the collision.  The lawsuit is filed against the estate of Jennifer Liston, who drove the car that struck the vehicle Pazin was an occupant of, and Bruce Greenberg of Wheaton.  The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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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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