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There was a fatal accident Tuesday morning (August 23, 2016) in which a car struck a jogger along Devon Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened as the woman was jogging east in the westbound lanes on Devon Avenue in the 6300 block of West Devon Avenue, near Milwaukee Avenue.  While one car swerved to avoid striking the woman, the next car was unable to avoid hitting the woman.

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There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Wednesday night (August 17, 2016) in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

Details on the cause of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  However, the accident is considered to be a hit & run accident involving a van striking the bicyclist.

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There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Tuesday morning (August 16, 2016) in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood (some might call this the Goose Island neighborhood) in which a semi truck fatally struck a bicyclist.

According to Chicago Police, the bicycle accident happened at 8:15 a.m., as a bicyclist and semi truck were both traveling south in the 800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

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There are many types of vehicle accidents.  While fatal accidents involving joggers seem infrequent, there was an August 7, 2016 accident in which a car struck two joggers in Hillsboro.  One of the joggers died at the accident scene.

According to Hillsboro Police, the accident happened on Sunday morning (August 7, 2016) in Hillsboro, near the south end of Glenn Shoals Lake at 6:18 a.m.

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There was a “wrong-way driver” collision on Route 83 near Addison in the early morning hours of August 3, 2016.   This Kingery Highway crash involved a United States Postal Service (USPS) semi tractor-trailer colliding with a SUV that had crossed into an opposing traffic lane.

According to information provided by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 1:00 a.m., on Route 83 near Interstate 290.

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On June 9, 2016, there was a bicycle accident in which a bicyclist was struck by a SUV while the bicyclist was in a crosswalk.  The accident happened at Central Road at Weller Lane in Mount Prospect.

The bicyclist was identified as Joni Beaudry, 55, of Mount Prospect.  She was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of her accident injuries, where she later died.

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The July 1, 2016 post (“Fatal Bicycle Accident In Chicago’s Avondale Neighborhood“) summarized a truck-bicycle accident that led to the death of Virginia Murray, 25, of Chicago.  At the time of the accident, she was riding a Divvy bike when she was struck by a truck as both Murray and the truck driver attempted to turn from Sacramento Avenue onto Belmont Avenue.

As discussed on the “Chicago Bicycling Accidents” page, there are many reasons that bicycle accidents occur in Chicago.  As well, common types of such accidents are discussed, as well as what one should do if one is in a bicycle accident.

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There was a five-vehicle accident Monday afternoon (August 1, 2016) on I-80 near Ottawa, which is in LaSalle County.   The accident involved four trucks and a car.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened in the westbound lanes near mile marker 93.  The crash happened at approximately 1:00 p.m.

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Rollover accidents are especially problematical as they typically lead to serious injuries, including those to the neck and spinal cord, as well as head trauma.  As well, many rollover accidents lead to fatalities.  One of the reasons that rollover accident injuries are serious, if not life-threatening, is the force with which rollovers occur.  This is because rollover accidents are more prone to happen when certain factors are present, including higher speeds.  Due to the physics involved, ejections (when a vehicle occupant is fully or partially thrown from the vehicle) often happen during rollover accidents, as those who aren’t wearing seat belts are especially vulnerable.

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