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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 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 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 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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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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