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Both during and after police chases, accidents often happen. Many times, the vehicle being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds and in a reckless manner as the driver attempts to flee from police.  There have been many Chicago accidents which have occurred that have involved drivers attempting to elude police.

There was another instance of such a crash happening in the Chicago area on Thursday (May 10, 2018) evening.  In this instance, one pedestrian was fatally struck by a speeding car and another pedestrian was injured by the same car.   At the time of the accidents, the car was attempting to flee from Chicago Police during a traffic stop.

According to Chicago Police, the fatal pedestrian accident happened on Chicago’s South Side, at 79th Street and Lafayette. The woman who was killed was identified as the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Julia Callaway, 55, of Chicago.

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As bicycling continues to grow in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a commuting method, there have been more miles traveled by bicycle.  Despite various efforts to increase bicycling safety – such as installing designated bicycle lanes – this increase in bicycle travel has led to an increase in bicycle accidents.  Many of these bicycle accidents involve injuries, which due to many factors are typically serious injuries.  Some riders who are hurt during bicycle accidents suffer life-threatening injuries, and as seen on Chicago area bicycle accidents discussed on this site some of these accidents result in fatalities.  Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including common reasons for bicycle accidents, accident types, and injuries – are further discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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There was a bicycle accident Saturday (April 28, 2018) afternoon in Aurora.  The accident involved a collision between a car and a bicyclist.  The bicyclist was injured during the collision, after which the driver of the car left the accident scene (i.e. a “hit & run.”)

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Bicycling accidents have been often discussed on this site, as they often lead to a range of serious if not life-threatening accident injuries.  There are many reasons as to why bicycling accidents typically result in serious injuries.  One of these reasons is that the person riding the bicycle often bears the majority of the impact force.  This force can cause very strong and unnatural forces to be transferred to the bicyclist during the collision.

There was a bicycle accident Thursday night (April 26, 2018) in Riverside in which a 16-year-old boy was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle across an intersection.

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“Wrong-Way Drivers” often occur after drivers are impaired by alcohol, and in some cases are impaired by drug use.

As seen in many “wrong-way driver” accidents – some of which are summarized on this site in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Driver Accidents” category – crashes that happen after drivers drive in the wrong direction often result in serious injuries and in some cases fatalities.

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Many Chicago-area accidents have occurred when a driver attempts to elude police, resulting in a police chase.  The driver who is being chased by police often is doing so after committing a crime, and thus attempts to get away from police.  These attempts to “get away from police” often includes driving at very fast speeds and in a reckless fashion.

There was a “hit & run” accident Saturday (April 21, 2018) in Lincoln Park in which a person was struck by a SUV that was attempting to elude police during a police chase.  The pedestrian was injured and in critical condition.

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There was a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday evening (April 19, 2018) in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood.  The accident led to the death of a young boy as well as injuries to his aunt that was walking with him at the time.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” accident Thursday (April 19, 2018) night in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.  The accident led to the death of a 56-year-old woman.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened as a woman was crossing the street in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street at approximately 9:00 p.m.  At that time, she was struck by a red Jeep SUV.

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