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There was a fatal single-car crash early this morning (January 17, 2017) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) on the West Side.  Two people died in the crash, and a third person was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.  A fourth man was critically injured.

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There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday night (January 11, 2017) in Humboldt Park neighborhood, which is on Chicago’s West Side.

Details on the accident are limited at this time.  The cause and the fault of the accident do not appear to be be publicly disclosed at this time.

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A man was fatally struck by a delivery truck late Tuesday night (January 10, 2017) on the Eisenhower Expressway.

An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article of January 11, 2017, titled “Man Struck, Killed While Trying to Change Tire on Eisenhower Expressway“:

Around 11:10 p.m., the 24-year-old had stopped on the inbound expressway near Central Avenue and exited his vehicle to work change a tire when he apparently lost something in the road, police said. When he went to retrieve it, he was hit by a delivery van, according to Illinois State Police.

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In the January 2, 2017 post (“Two Chicago Hit & Run Pedestrian Accidents“) two pedestrian accidents that involved “hit & run” drivers were summarized.  One of these accidents (that in the South Austin neighborhood) led to the death of the female pedestrian.

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In the December 22, 2016 post (“Little Village Fatal Pedestrian Accident“) a fatal pedestrian accident that happened in Chicago was summarized.  The accident involved a woman (Telesfora Escamilla, 84, of Chicago) being fatally struck by a delivery truck with an Amazon logo.  One notable aspect of the accident was that it occurred as Telesfora Escamilla was walking in a crosswalk.

Recently, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the fatal accident.  Among the defendants listed is Amazon.com and the truck’s driver, Valdimar C. Gray, 29, of Chicago.

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Accidents which occur while drivers are driving in the wrong direction continue to cause serious – and in many cases – fatal injuries.  In most instances these “wrong-way driver” crashes happen when the driver is intoxicated.  On this site, such crashes are summarized in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.

There was a fatal accident early Monday morning (January 2, 2016) in Chicago’s Loop.  The accident involved a driver heading in the wrong direction in the 100 block of South Wells.

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There was a fatal Chicago pedestrian accident Thursday (December 22, 2016) in the Little Village neighborhood.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m., at 28th Street near Drake Avenue.  At that time, a truck with an Amazon logo, which was heading westbound on 28th Street, was attempting to make a turn and struck the woman .  According to witness accounts, at the time of the accident the woman was walking in a crosswalk.

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As frequently discussed on this site, many Chicago area vehicle accidents are caused by drivers who drive after drinking.  These DUI accidents include various devastating accidents after drunk drivers became “wrong-way” drivers.  Drunk drivers have been involved in many types of accidents, including collisions with motorcyclists and bicyclists.

In addition to drunk driving accidents, there are also accidents caused by drivers who drive after becoming intoxicated with drugs.  This drug use can include many forms, including injections, sniffing of chemicals, and “huffing.”

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