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Chicago-Area Incidents Involving Drivers Driving In The Wrong Direction

In the recent past there have been a variety of “wrong-way” driver incidents on Chicago area expressways. Some of these incidents involved accidents, including fatal accidents.

Here is a list, in reverse chronological order, of “wrong-way” driver incidents that have been widely reported, along with links to the relevant Elman Law Group blog posts concerning these incidents:


April 15, 2012: “Five-Car Accident On Route 41 In North Chicago, Illinois Attributed To Wrong-Way Driver
April 10, 2012: “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver Travels 10 Miles On Interstate 90 (I90) In Illinois
April 2, 2012: “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver On Edens Expressway In Wilmette, Illinois
February 22, 2012: “Another “Wrong-Way” Driver Incident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway
February 11, 2012: “”Wrong-Way” Driver Collides With Car On Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway
February 9, 2012: “Wrong-Way Driver Collides With Car And Van On Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive
February 6, 2012: “4 Dead In Wrong-Way Car Accident On I-80 In Hazel Crest, Illinois
February 3, 2012: “Wrong-Way Driver On Chicago’s Stevenson Expressway Drives 6 Miles, Then Crashes “Head-On” Into Another Car
January 16, 2012: “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver Incident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway
December 15, 2011: “Wrong-Way Driver Travels For Over 11 Miles On Illinois’ Edens Expressway
As well, there have been a variety of other “wrong-way” incidents in 2011, both on Chicago-area expressways as well as other roadways. These crashes included that of August 6, as seen in the Elman Law Group’s Lake County IL Car Accident Lawyer Blog post titled “2 Killed On I88 In Lisle During Wrong-Way Head-On Collision.”
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