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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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There was a fatal single-car accident early Friday morning (January 12, 2018) on Chicago’s Far South Side.  Three people died as a result of the accident.

According to Chicago Police, police officers went to the accident scene, which was in the 3300 block of East 100th Street near the Chicago Skyway, at approximately 1:00 a.m.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety issue in the Chicago area.  These accidents involve both people who are struck by vehicles both when they are walking in crosswalks as well as when people are not walking in crosswalks at the time of the crash.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern in Chicago as well as the broader Chicago metropolitan area.  These accidents are of very notable as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in many cases fatalities.  On this site, various Chicago and Cook County pedestrian accidents and related issues are discussed in posts under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category; as well, the broader issue of pedestrian accidents, including those from a legal and medical perspective, is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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As frequently discussed on this site, it is common for accidents in which a vehicle hits a person to result in serious, if not life-threatening, injuries.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, in many instances when a person is hit by a vehicle it leads to a fatality.  Various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including both legal (lawsuits) and medical issues, is further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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As previously discussed on this site, pedestrian accidents involving people who are walking in crosswalks at the time of the collision happen on a regular basis in the Chicago area.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians.

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“Wrong-Way Driver” incidents continue to happen on Chicago-area roads, as well as throughout Illinois.  On this site, such incidents are discussed in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” posts.  As seen in the various incidents, when a driver drives in the wrong direction it often leads to crashes.  Accident injuries are usually serious, if not fatal in nature, for the vehicle occupants.  There are various reasons that such accidents cause substantial injuries.  Among these reasons is that such crashes are often “head-on collisions” which happen at higher speeds.  “Head-on collisions” of this nature often cause serious, if not life-threatening, accident injuries to those involved.  Most, but not all, of such “wrong-way” crashes happen on highways or expressways and are caused by drunk drivers or drivers who are otherwise impaired.  The majority happen in the early morning hours.

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