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There was a fatal vehicle collision early this morning (August 19, 2014) in an unincorporated part of Kendall County.

According to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 6:15 a.m., when a pickup truck traveling southbound on Fox River Drive, near Crimmin Road, for an unknown reason crossed into the northbound lanes. In doing so, it collided “head-on” with a Chevrolet Avalanche.

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There was a fatal car accident Wednesday (July 30, 2014) in Chicago’s Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

The accident happened at approximately 11:13 a.m., as a car, which allegedly was traveling at a high rate of speed, drove through a red light at Berwyn Avenue and Sheridan Road, and then swerved into a parking lane in order to pass a CTA bus that had stopped. The car then struck two people, as well as struck two parked cars, one of which then struck the CTA bus.

One of the two people struck died. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, a man identified as Frank Kiley, 71, of Chicago, died at the accident scene.

The driver of the car was identified as Vladimir Tsemakhman, 58, of Chicago. He was hospitalized with injuries. He has been charged with reckless homicide.

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There was a fatal car accident early Saturday morning (June 21, 2014) in a construction zone on Chicago’s South Side.

This fatal car accident happened at approximately 4:17 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Western Avenue, when a minivan driving north on Western Avenue disregarded a construction barrier and drove into a construction site. In doing so, the minivan hit a construction worker and then crashed into a piece of construction equipment.

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Both during and after police chases, accidents often happen. Many times, the car being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds (and perhaps in other reckless manners) in order to elude pursuit.

There was another instance of such a crash happening in the Chicago area on Friday evening, April 11, 2014.

A police pursuit began after Chicago Police saw shots being fired from someone in a vehicle in the 2300 block of West Division, at approximately 9:45 p.m. After the car failed to stop for police, a pursuit ensued, with the pursued car crashing into a large pole near Ashland and Grand Avenues.

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“Back-over accidents” are those that happen when a vehicle inadvertently hits, or runs over, an unseen person as the vehicle moves in reverse (i.e. “backs up”.)

The potential for “back-over” accidents (also referred to as “backover” crashes) have been an ongoing concern, particularly for various vehicles in which rear “blind spots” and other limited visibility occurs.

The January 10, 2012 post, titled “Preventing ‘Back-Over’ Deaths” discussed various issues regarding “back-over” deaths, as well as various statistics. As well, various statistics and issues are cited in the August 30, 2011 post titled “‘Back-Over’ Accidents – Statistics & Preventative Measures.”

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There was a fatal vehicle accident this morning (March 31, 2014) in Schaumburg, Illinois.

According to Schaumburg Police, the accident happened at approximately 10:40 a.m., and involved a SUV and a car at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Mitchell Road.

The fatal crash happened when a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV that was traveling westbound on Irving Park Road struck the passenger side of a Chevrolet Malibu. At the time of the accident, the Chevrolet Malibu was turning left onto northbound Mitchell Road.

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There was a fatal car crash on the Edens Expressway this morning, March 30, 2014.

Details concerning the accident and its causes are somewhat limited at this time.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened in the southbound lanes of the Edens near Touhy Avenue.

This crash involved two vehicles at approximately 1:45 a.m. According to the ISP, at least one of the two cars was traveling “at a high rate of speed.”

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Anthony R. Elman of Elman Law Group, LLC has successfully achieved a $621,000 jury verdict involving a wrist fracture stemming from a Chicago car accident. The case, John Calhoun vs. Peter Ochoa, was tried in Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois.

Elman Law Group took the case to trial after there was a Last Offer to Settle by Defendant (American Family Insurance In House Counsel) of $45,000.

The case involved a 36-year-old plaintiff who was involved in a Chicago car accident, which happened when the defendant, insured by American Family Insurance Company, allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way when his car made a left-hand turn in front of the plaintiff’s car. The plaintiff, who was the front-seat passenger in the car, suffered a wrist injury to his right arm when the deployed airbag hit his arm. The plaintiff had about 2-3 months of post-accident treatment for this wrist fracture. No invasive surgery was ever needed. The treatment consisted of pain medications, wearing a hand cast, physical therapy, and closed reduction non-invasive outpatient surgery. The defense was allowed to introduce into evidence that the plaintiff had a recent felony criminal conviction.

Plaintiff’s medical bills were about $21,000. Anthony Elman’s last settlement demand was $50,000.

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There was a fatal vehicle accident early Saturday morning (March 8, 2014) on Interstate 57 (I-57) near 99th Street.

This fatal rollover accident involved a year 2000 Ford Explorer, which – according to police – was driving above the speed limit at approximately 1:25 a.m.

The driver lost control of the SUV, and it veered right, hit the right guard rail, and rolled over. The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the accident.

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On Tuesday night (March 4, 2014) there was an accident involving a Chicago Fire Department ambulance and a pickup truck on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.

This traffic accident happened at approximately 10:40 p.m., near Lake Shore Drive and Marquette, in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

Media accounts vary whether three people or five people were taken to hospitals. However, it appears as if all injuries were “non-life-threatening” in nature.

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