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There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday (February 14, 2018) in Park Ridge.  The woman was hit by a car as she was attempting to walk south across Potter Road near Farrell Avenue.

According to Park Ridge Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Details on how the accident occurred appear limited at this time; however, Park Ridge Police say the woman was not walking in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

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There was a fatal crash early Tuesday (February 13, 2018) on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Midway Airport.  The crash led to one person being fatally injured and three other people being seriously injured.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the crash involved a single vehicle, a Toyota SUV.

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“Head-on collisions” are among the types of crashes that typically result in serious injuries, and in some cases the injuries are life-threatening in nature.  Some of these accidents lead to fatalities.

Many “head-on crashes” have occurred in the Chicago area, and some have happened recently.  While the reason for these loss of control accidents vary, some are caused by distracted driving, others are caused by weather conditions (such as icy conditions), while still others are caused by the driver experiencing a loss of consciousness due to a medical condition.  Other loss of control accidents can be caused by mechanical failures.

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“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a problematical aspect of traffic safety in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, accidents in which a driver flees the accident scene are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category.  While there are many reasons as to why a driver may want to leave an accident scene, one of the main reasons is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident.  In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident.

There was a fatal “hit & run” accident that happened on September 18, 2017 on Interstate 294 (I-294) near Alsip.  The accident involved an Illinois Tollway worker, David Schwarz, 48, of Monee, being fatally struck by a semi truck.  At the time of the accident, Schwarz was pickup up debris in the southbound lane of I-294 near Cicero Avenue.

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There was a fatal car accident Monday morning (January 29, 2018) on Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines.  The accident involved a car crossing the center line and colliding with an oncoming truck.

According to police, the accident happened just before 10:00 a.m., as a 2016 Kia was heading eastbound on Touhy Avenue.  For some reason, the car crossed the center line and went into the westbound lanes, thereby colliding with a 2000 Mack Truck.

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Among the types of crashes that typically cause serious accident injuries, as well as fatalities, is the “head-on collision.”  In most instances these crashes occur after one vehicle “crosses the center line” and collides with an oncoming vehicle.

Due to the strong physical forces involved in such a frontal collision, as well as vehicle occupants being subject to highly unnatural forces, a broad range of injuries can result.  As seen in many Chicago-area accidents involving “head-on crashes” it is common for such injuries to lead to fatalities.

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There was a fatal “chain-reaction” car crash Saturday afternoon (January 27, 2018) in Chicago’s South Loop.  The nine-vehicle accident occurred at Wells Street and Congress Parkway and led to one man being fatally injured and eleven other people being injured and hospitalized.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the crash happened at approximately 4:20 p.m.

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As discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page – as well as seen in many Chicago pedestrian accidents that are discussed on this site – many pedestrian accidents are the fault of the motorist.  Additionally, despite the protection that crosswalks are supposed to provide, many accidents – including those that lead to fatalities – happen as a person is walking in a crosswalk.

When a person is hit by a car or other vehicle, it often causes serious injuries.  There are a broad range of injuries that can occur, with many of them being potentially life-threatening in nature.

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There was a fatal collision early Friday morning (January 12, 2018) in South Holland.  The collision involved a car and IDOT snow plow.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

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There was a fatal car accident Saturday afternoon (January 13, 2018) on Lake Shore Drive.  The accident involved a car rollover.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened along Lake Shore Drive in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, which is in the Lake View neighborhood.

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