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Accidents in which one vehicle crosses the center line, and subsequently collides with an oncoming vehicle, continue to be among the most serious Illinois traffic accidents.  Often, these types of collisions are “head-on collisions” which for many reasons are highly physically traumatic and cause serious accident injuries.  Often, such injuries result in fatalities.

There was a fatal Beach Park traffic accident early Friday (August 10, 2018) evening.  The accident scene was in the vicinity of Green Bay Road and Nemesis Avenue and involved a vehicle crossing the center line before colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

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There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Thursday (August 9, 2018) in the West Loop.

According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m. as the bicyclist, a 39-year-old woman, was riding north on Halsted.  At Madison, she was struck by a dump truck that was making a right-hand turn.

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Street racing in the Chicago area has led to many accidents.  Some of these accidents have led to fatalities, either to the drivers and passengers in the racing cars or to others who are not involved in the racing.

There are various reasons why street racing is dangerous.  It often involves driving at high speeds, and traffic control devices are often ignored.  As well, another problem involving street racing is that it usually happens on public roads that aren’t necessarily suitable for high-speed driving.

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“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a traffic safety problem in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, accidents in which a driver flees the scene of an accident are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category.  While there are many reasons as to why a driver may chose to leave the accident scene, one of the main reasons is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident.  In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident.  The driver may be impaired by either alcohol and/or drug use.

A man was killed in a “hit & run” accident Friday (July 20, 2018) night in Des Plaines.  The accident involved a man being hit by a car.

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Wrong-Way Driver” incidents continue to happen on Chicago-area expressways, as well as throughout Illinois.  When a driver is traveling in the wrong direction accidents often occur, due in part because drivers who are traveling in the right direction are not expecting a car to be driving in the wrong direction.  Often, the crashes that result are “head-on collisions” which happen at highway speeds.  Such high-speed  “head-on collisions” of this nature subject vehicle occupants to tremendous forces.  The force of the collisions often cause serious injuries to those involved, and often fatalities result.

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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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