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Because of its nature, street racing and other “high-speed driving” often leads to serious accidents and accompanying injuries.  In recent years, there have been many Chicago-area accidents that have involved street racing and drag racing.  There are many reasons why such high-speed driving is hazardous, including that the streets in which such racing occurs were not designed for safe driving at high speeds.

There has been a two-car accident in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood (South Side) on Sunday night (April 16, 2017) which may have involved street racing by one or both vehicles.

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Because of its nature, street racing and other “high-speed driving” often leads to “bad accidents” and accompanying serious injuries.  In recent years, many Chicago-area accidents that have involved such negligent and reckless high-speed driving have led to fatalities.

In the post titled “Fatal 3-Car Collision In Des Plaines” a February 16, 2017 car crash in Des Plaines that led to four deaths was summarized.  At that time, it was apparent that one of the cars involved in the collision was traveling at a high rate of speed immediately before the crash.

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There was a car crash early Thursday morning (April 6, 2017) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on the north side, near West Wilson Avenue.

First responders went to the accident scene at approximately 6:20 a.m.  Preliminary crash investigation findings indicate that a a 60-year-old man driving southbound lost control of his car, drove onto the median, and struck a tree.

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On this site there have been various accidents discussed which have happened after a person drove a car after taking drugs.  As discussed in the December 28, 2016 post titled “Increase In ‘Drugged Driving’,” these types of “drugged driving” accidents have been increasing in frequency.

These “drugged driving” accidents have happened throughout the Chicago area.  As seen in the CBS Chicago article of March 31, 2017, titled “Man Arrested For Drugged Driving,” Riverside had 136 DUI arrests last year, of which 20 percent were for “drugged driving.”  The article discusses a March 29, 2017 single-vehicle crash in Riverside that is being attributed to drug use before driving.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern, due to various reasons.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents that have been discussed on this site (in posts found under the “pedestrian accidents” category) such accidents in Chicago as well as in the greater Chicago area often involve serious accident injuries, and many of these pedestrian crashes have been fatal.  Due to the harm caused by these accidents, personal injury lawsuits (or, in the case of fatalities, wrongful death lawsuits) are often filed.

Various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including the types of accident injuries that typically occur as well as what you should do if you are hit by a vehicle – are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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On September 17, 2016 there was a fatal motorcycle accident in Springfield.  [The accident is summarized in the September 17, 2016 post titled “Springfield Collision Seriously Injures Motorcyclist And Passenger.”]  The collision involved a motorcycle with passenger and a SUV.  The motorcyclist and passenger (identified as Nathan M. Gulley, 17, of Moweaqua and Isaiah M. Tuppince, 16, of Assumption, respectively) were both seriously hurt, sustaining life-threatening injuries in the crash.  Both later died from their accident injuries.

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed with regard to the accident.  The plaintiff is Tuppince’s mother, Monica Brown.

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A 5-year-old boy and 24-year-old man were struck by a pickup truck in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood on Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017.  The man and boy were struck as they were walking across Ashland Avenue at 37th Street.

The pedestrian accident happened at 8:08 a.m.  The accident happened as a Chevy pickup truck was attempting to turn from 37th Street onto Ashland Avenue.

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There was a large “chain-reaction” crash Monday night (March 13, 2017) on the Kennedy Expressway.  At least 35 cars were involved, and seven people were injured in the crash.

The crash happened on the Kennedy Expressway between Division Street and North Avenue, in the inbound express lanes, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

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On November 5, 2016, there was a fatal two-vehicle crash in rural Kane County.  Two teenagers – Arthur Stenger, 16, of Montgomery, and Elijah Vajgert, 16, of Maple Park – died in the crash.  The accident – in which Stenger was the driver – is summarized in the November 6, 2016 post titled “Fatal Car Accident In Unincorporated Kane County.”

Recently, there has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed with regard to the crash.  That wrongful death lawsuit is summarized in the Daily Herald article of March 10, 2017, titled “Family of teen killed in crash sues family of classmate behind wheel.”

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