Articles Posted in Car Accidents

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There are many potential causes of vehicle accidents in the Chicago area.  One potential cause is when vehicles “run a red light” and then collide with another vehicle.

The NBC Chicago article (with video) of August 5, 2015, titled “Study Shows Chicago is Fifth Deadliest City for Accidents Caused by Running Red Lights,” discusses a recent study by the National Coalition of Safer Roads (NCSR) titled “Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Red-Light Running Fatalities?

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There was a fatal car rollover accident early Friday morning (July 31, 2015) on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), a preliminary investigation shows that the accident happened as a Chevrolet Venture van was traveling at a high speed in the left lane, when the van lost control, swerved to the right, and rolled over muliple times.  The van landed on its roof. Continue reading →

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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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