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Elman Law Group recently settled a Chicago pedestrian accident lawsuit on behalf of one of its clients for $775,000.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was hit by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Leland Avenue.

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A double-fatal I-55 crash occurred early Saturday (July 13, 2019) morning.  This double-fatal I-55 crash involved a “wrong-way driver.”

Details regarding this double-fatal Stevenson Expressway crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 13, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “2 killed in wrong-way crash on Stevenson identified, 2 critically injured” and the July 13 WBBM Newsradio article titled “2 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in I-55 Wrong-Way Crash.”

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A CTA bus accident occurred Tuesday (May 21, 2019) in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.  This CTA bus accident involved a CTA bus that collided with a SUV.  Eleven people were hurt during the crash.

According to Chicago Police, this CTA bus accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m.

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There was a fatal Northfield pedestrian accident Saturday (April 13, 2019) evening in Northfield.  This fatal Northfield pedestrian accident occurred in the 1700 block of Orchard Lane.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The circumstances of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

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Fatal pedestrian accidents have been occurring more frequently, both in Illinois as well as nationally.  Many Chicago-area fatal pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.  Additionally, various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including steps to take if you are hit by a vehicle – is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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When a vehicle runs a red light, there is the potential for a serious accident occurring due to this act of negligence or recklessness.  In Chicago, there have been many crashes that have occurred when a driver fails to stop at a red light.  One such accident occurred early Friday (April 5, 2019) morning in Roscoe Village.  In this crash, a car allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a Chicago Police SUV.  The crash is discussed in the CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Drunk Driver Smashes Into Chicago Police Cruiser In Roscoe Village.”  In this crash, three people (including two police officers) were injured and hospitalized.  As can be seen in the accident video, the collision, in which the car strikes (“T-bones”) the side of the SUV, is very forceful and partially lifts the SUV off of the ground.

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There has been a fatal Tri-State Tollway crash near Libertyville.  This fatal Tri-State Tollway crash involves a “wrong-way” driver. The person killed was an Illinois State Police (ISP) Trooper identified as Gerald Ellis, 36.

At the time of the crash Ellis was driving home as his shift had ended. The crash happened early this morning (March 30, 2019) at approximately 3:25 a.m. on eastbound I-94 near mile post 16.75 in Green Oaks.

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Drivers who travel in the wrong direction, commonly referred to as “wrong-way drivers,” continue to be a substantial traffic safety problem both locally as well as nationally.  On this site, many of the crashes that involve “wrong-way drivers” that have occurred in the Chicago area as well as throughout Illinois are discussed in posts in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.  As seen in those posts, this type of crash is problematical for many reasons.  Typically these crashes lead to serious accident injuries to vehicle occupants, and fatalities often occur either immediately or a short time after the collision.

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