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As seen in many different accidents and accident statistics (including those found in the October 26, 2011 post titled “City Of Chicago Initiative To Highlight Pedestrian Accidents And Pedestrian Safety“) many pedestrian accidents happen while people are walking in crosswalks “with the light.”  Various Chicago-area and Illinois pedestrian accidents summarized on this site discuss both non-fatal and fatal accidents in which people were hit while in a crosswalk.

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There was a fatal “wrong-way driver” crash Saturday evening (December 3, 2016) on the Chicago Skyway.

According to information provided by Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:40 p.m., as a Jeep Patriot was driving east in the westbound lanes (i..e. driving in the wrong direction) of the Chicago Skyway.  At that time, the Jeep Patriot ran into a Dodge Caravan in a “head on” collision.  The collision occurred near 92nd Street.

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There was a fatal car accident early this morning (Sunday, December 4, 2016) on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side.  Two drivers died as a result of the collision.

According to crash investigation information provided by the Illinois State Police, the accident happened shortly after 3:00 a.m., in the outbound “express” lanes of I-90/94, near 47th Street.  At that time, one vehicle “rear-ended” another vehicle that was sitting on the shoulder.

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There was a “wrong-way driver” accident early Friday morning (December 2, 2016) on Interstate 88 (I-88) in Naperville.  The accident, which involved a “head-on collision” between two cars, led to the deaths of three people.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 12:55 a.m., in the westbound lanes of I-88 (Reagan Tollway) near Mill Street.  At that time, near mile marker 125.75, the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry was driving in the wrong direction (i.e. driving eastbound) in the westbound lanes, and crashed “head-on” into a 2007 Chrysler 300.

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There was a car crash on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) in Forest Park early Sunday morning (November 27, 2016).  The accident involved one car “rear-ending” another and resulted in serious injuries to an infant girl, as well as unspecified injuries to two adults.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 3:20 a.m., in the eastbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway.  At that time, a Hyundai Elantra was stopped in the right lane, with its lights off, and it was “rear-ended” by a 2001 Honda Odyssey.

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There was a collision between a SUV and semi truck Thursday morning (November 17, 2016) in Skokie.  Two people were injured in the crash.

Details regarding the crash appear to be somewhat limited at this time.  The cause of the crash, as well as what party was at fault for the crash, does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Skokie officials, the accident happened at 3:51 a.m. and involved a SUV that had a frontal impact with the side of a semi truck at Golf Road and Keeler Avenue.  As a result of the collision, the semi tipped onto its side.

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As previously discussed on this site – as well as seen in various posts regarding Chicago-area pedestrian accidents – many pedestrian accidents happen when pedestrians are crossing the street within a crosswalk.

Another fatal pedestrian accident happened Sunday afternoon (November 13, 2016) during which two people were crossing a street in Chicago within a crosswalk.

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There was a fatal pedestrian accident Friday (October 21, 2016) in Glenview.

According to Glenview Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:49 a.m., as a man was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue, south of Gregory Drive.  He was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the southbound lanes.

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There are many bicycle accidents that happen in Chicago on an ongoing basis.  In the last few months, several high-profile fatal Chicago bicycle accidents have occurred, which has heightened recognition of the issue of Chicago bicycling safety.

On this site, many Chicago and Chicago area bicycle accidents have been summarized.  As well, additional discussion concerning various facets of bicycle accidents is seen on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page and the “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” page.

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While riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago has always presented safety challenges, many new factors have likely caused the potential danger in riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago – and in Chicago in general – to increase.  Various bicycle accidents have been summarized throughout this site; additionally, various aspects of bicycle accidents and bicycle accident injuries have been discussed in the Chicago Bicycle Accidents and Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries pages.

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