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Crosswalks are supposed to provide a method of safe passage for pedestrians and other users such as joggers and bicyclists.  However, as seen in many serious accidents summarized on this site, even if a pedestrian or other user is lawfully using a crosswalk they can be hit by a vehicle.  As is often the case in pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, when a person is hit by a vehicle a range of serious injuries can occur, with many injuries resulting in life-threatening conditions.

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There was a fatal Des Plaines pedestrian accident early Saturday (December 15, 2018) morning.  The accident occurred along Touhy Avenue.

First responders went to the accident scene beginning at approximately 5:51 a.m.  The accident scene was in the 200 block of East Touhy Avenue.  This Des Plaines pedestrian accident occurred as a woman was attempting to walk across the street.

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“Wrong-Way Driver” accidents continue to happen in the Chicago area, as well as throughout Illinois and nationally.  Due to the severity of these accidents, there have been various actions taken to try to reduce or eliminate such crashes.  Among those actions taken is to post “Wrong Way” signs to alert potential drivers they are traveling in the wrong direction.

As seen in the crashes discussed in posts that are found in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category, this type of crash is problematical for many reasons.  Typically such crashes lead to serious accident injuries to vehicle occupants, and fatalities often occur at the accident scene or shortly after such a crash.

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Drug-impaired driving has been a growing problem both locally (in the Chicago area) as well as nationally.   Impaired drivers have been involved in many local accidents which have resulted in serious accident injuries as well as fatalities.

The subject of driving under the influence of drugs and its increasing frequency is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.  As discussed on that page, there are many reasons as to why drug use causes significant – if not substantial – driver impairment.  Drug-impaired driving is common in fatal traffic accidents.

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A driver fled the scene of an accident on Chicago’s South Side early Thursday (November 15, 2018) morning.  The accident led to the deaths of two men.

The fatal crash happened at approximately 1:04 a.m. in the 7100 block of South State Street as a Ford Fusion was exiting the Dan Ryan Expressway.

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There have been many car crashes in Chicago and throughout Cook County which have involved stolen vehicles.  Drivers of these stolen vehicles often drive at a fast speed, as they may be trying to elude police.  As well, they may also be involved in other illegal activities from which they are attempting to flee.

Due to the excessive speeds and other reckless driving that often occurs in these stolen vehicles, drivers often lose control.  This loss of vehicle control often leads to crashes, and innocent people are frequently injured or killed.

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Two buses collided Monday (November 12, 2018) night on Chicago’s Far South Side.  The collision involved a Pace bus and a CTA bus.  As a result of this bus crash, ten people were injured, including one person who was critically injured.

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On this site numerous Chicago area pedestrian accidents have been summarized.  As seen in these accidents, there can be a range of accident injuries that occur when a person is hit by a car or other vehicle.  These injuries can vary both in type and severity.  Due to many factors, pedestrian accidents are often highly physically traumatic, and the injuries sustained can be life-threatening in nature.  Further discussion of pedestrian accidents can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

There was a pedestrian accident early Saturday (November 10, 2018) morning in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.  The accident involved a vehicle driving onto a sidewalk and hitting three pedestrians, all of whom were injured and taken to hospitals.

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On this site, many Chicago area pedestrian accidents that have been summarized.  As seen in these accidents, a broad range of accident injuries can occur after a person has been hit by a vehicle.  Many of these injuries are serious in nature, and many lead to life-threatening conditions.  Additional discussion of various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including “what to do” if you have been hit by a vehicle, can be found on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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