A Park Ridge fatal bicycle accident occurred Thursday (October 7, 2021) night.  This Park Ridge bicycle accident occurred at the six corners intersection in the Uptown area.

Details regarding this bicycle accident appear to be limited.  The reason for the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.

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Drivers who drive in the wrong direction continue to present a serious traffic safety problem.  Numerous “wrong-way” crashes have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.

These “wrong-way driver” crashes are notable in many regards.  The crashes usually involve extremely strong physical forces.  These forces lead to tremendous physical trauma to all vehicle occupants.  It is common for one or more fatalities to result in such crashes.

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Drivers who drive while impaired continue to be a traffic safety problem.  Such impairment can be caused by either the consumption of alcohol or drug usage.  Sometimes the impairment involves both the consumption of alcohol as well as drug usage.

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A Stevenson Expressway (I-55) wrong-way driver accident occurred early Friday (August 20, 2021) morning.  This Stevenson Expressway wrong-way driver collision led to the deaths of three people.  All three people died at the accident scene.  The crash involved a car and a SUV in the outbound lanes of I-55 near Cicero Avenue.  Illinois State Police went to the accident scene at about 12:35 a.m.

Details regarding this fatal collision remain somewhat limited at this time.

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A Hickory Hills car accident resulted in four people being fatally injured.  This Hickory Hills accident also injured two others.  The crash involved a single vehicle.

This accident is being attributed to a loss of vehicle control.  Loss of vehicle control remains one of the leading causes of serious vehicle accidents.  Loss of vehicle control is further discussed on the “Cook County Loss Of Control Accidents” page.

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A fatal bicycle accident happened Wednesday (July 14, 2021) evening in West Rogers Park.  This bicycle accident involved a collision between a pickup truck and bicycle ridden by a 9-year-old boy.

The July 15, 2021 Chicago Tribune article titled “Child riding bicycle struck by vehicle, killed in West Rogers Park” discusses this fatal collision.

An excerpt:

Bicycling accidents are notable as they often lead to serious accident injuries.  Some of these injuries are life-threatening in nature.

There are many reasons for bicycle accidents.  Some crashes result because of the fault of the rider, such as errors in controlling the bike.  In other instances, the bicycle accident is the fault of another party, such as a motorist who fails to yield to a bicyclist, thereby hitting the bike.

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On this site many accidents involving “wrong-way drivers” have been summarized.  These crashes are notable in many regards.  They often lead to serious accident injuries that in many cases result in one or more fatalities.

These crashes involving drivers traveling in the wrong direction have occurred throughout the Chicago area.  Often, these accidents occur early in the morning, and the driver who is driving in the wrong lane is driving while intoxicated, caused by excessive alcohol consumption.

Saturday (May 29, 2021) morning there was a fatal wrong-way crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway.  The crash involved three vehicles and led to two people being killed and two other people being injured.

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“Dangerous intersections” can pose a threat to various types of road users.  These road users include drivers of passenger vehicles, truck drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  “Dangerous intersections” have been discussed on this site due to the frequency of accidents and injuries that often occur at these intersections.  There can be many reasons why an intersection can be considered dangerous.  Among the reasons can be too much traffic for the roadway; poor visibility; a confusing layout; lack of adequate traffic control; and inappropriate speed limits.

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Wrong-way drivers continue to be a significant traffic safety problem.  On this site, various accidents that have involved wrong-way drivers have been summarized in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.  These crashes are notable in many regards, especially since they usually result in severe injuries and, in many cases, one of more fatalities.

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