Two “wrong-way driver” incidents occurred this morning on a Chicago-area expressway, the Bishop Ford Freeway, with one ending in a fatal accident.
Details are somewhat limited, but here are details being widely reported:
The “wrong-way driver” was heading south in the northbound lanes, between 111th and 115th streets, around 4:30 a.m. The car avoided some oncoming traffic, but then while traveling at “highway speeds” hit another vehicle.
One person was killed, and two people – perhaps including the person who later died – were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Coincidentally, another “wrong-way driver” was stopped by the Illinois State Police on the Bishop Ford half an hour later. This car was driving south in the northbound lanes at 130th Street. No collision occurred during this incident.
In an unrelated accident on the inbound Bishop Ford, near 152nd Street in Dolton, a man was killed when his car exited the expressway and struck a tree. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of sources including the April 30 CBS Chicago story titled “2 Dead In Crashes On Bishop Ford, 1 Caused By Wrong-Way Driver” as well as the April 30 Chicago Tribune story titled “State police: Wrong-way driver crashes, kills motorist.”
For previous blog posts concerning “wrong-way” driving incidents in the Chicago area, please see the April 26 post titled “Chicago-Area Incidents Involving Drivers Driving In The Wrong Direction.”
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