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“Head-on collisions” are among the types of crashes that typically result in serious injuries, and in some cases the injuries are life-threatening in nature.  Some of these accidents lead to fatalities.

Many “head-on crashes” have occurred in the Chicago area, and some have happened recently.  While the reason for these loss of control accidents vary, some are caused by distracted driving, others are caused by weather conditions (such as icy conditions), while still others are caused by the driver experiencing a loss of consciousness due to a medical condition.  Other loss of control accidents can be caused by mechanical failures.

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There was a fatal car accident Monday morning (January 29, 2018) on Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines.  The accident involved a car crossing the center line and colliding with an oncoming truck.

According to police, the accident happened just before 10:00 a.m., as a 2016 Kia was heading eastbound on Touhy Avenue.  For some reason, the car crossed the center line and went into the westbound lanes, thereby colliding with a 2000 Mack Truck.

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Among the types of crashes that typically cause serious accident injuries, as well as fatalities, is the “head-on collision.”  In most instances these crashes occur after one vehicle “crosses the center line” and collides with an oncoming vehicle.

Due to the strong physical forces involved in such a frontal collision, as well as vehicle occupants being subject to highly unnatural forces, a broad range of injuries can result.  As seen in many Chicago-area accidents involving “head-on crashes” it is common for such injuries to lead to fatalities.

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There was a fatal “chain-reaction” car crash Saturday afternoon (January 27, 2018) in Chicago’s South Loop.  The nine-vehicle accident occurred at Wells Street and Congress Parkway and led to one man being fatally injured and eleven other people being injured and hospitalized.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the crash happened at approximately 4:20 p.m.

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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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There was a double-fatal car accident involving a car and taxi on Chicago’s Near North Side.

According to information provided by the Chicago Police, the crash happened in the 1000 block of North Clark (near Clark and Oak) and happened after one driver ran a red light.  The accident happened just after 3:00 a.m. and involved a car “rear-ending” the taxi.

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There was a fatal Interstate 57 (I-57) car accident early Saturday morning (October 28, 2017) on Chicago’s Far South Side.  The accident involved a car crashing into (rear-ending) a semi truck.  Three men in the car died and another man was critically injured.

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“Head-On Collisions” result in many serious accidents, and these accidents often cause critical injuries.  In many cases these injuries lead to fatalities.

Various aspects of “head-on collisions” are further discussed on the “Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page, including “what to do” if you have been injured in a vehicle accident.

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