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There was a fatal “hit & run” crash Sunday (July 15, 2018) night in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood.  The crash led to the death of a man who was struck by a SUV as he was trying to cross the street.

Like many other “hit & run” accidents summarized on this site, the SUV was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.

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A person was killed in a car accident early Monday (July 9, 2018) morning in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

According to information provided by Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 600 block of West North Avenue.  At 3:33 a.m., a Nissan Altima driving east “rear-ended” an eastbound 2008 Acura that was stopped at a stop light.  The force of the collision pushed the Acura into the intersection.

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Both during and after police chases, the vehicle being pursued sometimes crashes.  There are many reasons why these crashes occur.  Often, the vehicle being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds and/or in a reckless manner.  As well, traffic control devices are often not heeded.  There have been many Chicago crashes which have occurred that have involved drivers who were attempting to elude police.

There was a fatal crash Wednesday (June 20, 2018) night which led to fatal injuries to one person as well as non-fatal injuries to three other people.  The collision involved a taxi and a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been reported as stolen.

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Pedestrian accidents are a particular concern as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatal injuries. A seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, a broad range of injuries can result when someone is hit by a vehicle.

There have been a number of recent Chicago-area pedestrian accidents which have resulted in serious injuries or fatal injuries.

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As bicycling continues to grow in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a method for commuting, there have been more miles traveled by bicycle.  As these miles increase, there is an increased possibility of bicycle accidents, especially given that many of these miles ridden are done so on roadways as well as busy paths.

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Chicago pedestrian accidents, as well as those that happen throughout the greater Chicago area, continue to be a major traffic safety concern.    As seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, when someone is hit by a vehicle a broad range of accident injuries can occur.  Many of these injuries are serious in nature, and it is common for such injuries to be life-threatening in nature.   Many pedestrian accidents have led to the death of the pedestrian, either at the time of the accident or after some time.

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Bicycling accidents have often been discussed on this site, as they often lead to a range of serious if not life-threatening accident injuries.  Some bicycle accidents lead to the death of the bicyclist, either at the accident scene or afterward.

During a bicycle accident, the bicyclist can be subject to very strong and unnatural forces during the collision.  Individual Chicago area bicycle accidents are summarized in posts found under the “Bicycling Accidents” category.  Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including types of bicycle accidents as well as medical and legal considerations – can be found on the “Chicago Bicycling Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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Pedestrian safety continues to be a substantial traffic safety concern.  As seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, when someone has been hit by a vehicle a range of serious accident injuries can result from the collision.  In many cases these injuries are life-threatening in nature and many have led to the death of the pedestrian.

After pedestrian accidents, lawsuits are often filed in instances where the motorist was at fault.  While there are many reasons why personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits may be filed, one of the primary reasons is that those injured seek to recover medical costs and other expenses that have been incurred due to the accident injuries.

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“Wrong-Way Driver” incidents continue to happen on Chicago-area expressways, as well as throughout Illinois.  As seen in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” posts on this site, in which many such accidents involving “wrong-way drivers” are summarized, when a driver is traveling in the wrong direction accidents often occur.  Often, such crashes are “head-on collisions” which happen at highway speeds.  “Head-on collisions” of this nature often cause serious, if not life-threatening, accident injuries to vehicle occupants.  Most “wrong-way driver” crashes involve drunk drivers or drivers who are impaired because of drug use.

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