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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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There was a two-car collision that happened Friday afternoon (October 27, 2017) near Hoffman Estates.  The crash was a “head-on collision” involving two cars.

According to information provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Two men were injured as a result of the collision, with one suffering serious injuries.

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Vehicle accidents involving “head-on collisions” typically lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities.  Such frontal collisions typically subject the vehicle occupants to strong and unnatural forces, which causes various accident injuries which range both in type and severity.

There was a fatal vehicle accident Monday evening (October 9, 2017) in Lyons.  While the cause of the crash and specifics of the two-vehicle collision are not currently publicly available, it does appear as if the crash involved some type of frontal collision between the vehicles.

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One cause of fatal car accidents in the Chicago area continues to be cars traveling at high rates of speed.  Sometimes this high-speed driving is done during street racing or drag racing.  Such speeding, which can involve speeds above 100 mph, can easily lead to a driver’s loss of control of the car.  Collisions due to these speeding incidents has led to many serious accidents, including those that are fatal accidents.

There was a fatal car accident Saturday morning (September 30, 2017) in Wheaton.  The accident involved one car, driving at a very high rate of speed, “rear-ending” another car.

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On August 15, 2017 the National Safety Council (NSC) issued a press release titled “Motor Vehicle Deaths Drop Slightly in First Half of 2017 But Remain 8% Higher Than Same Period Two Years Ago.”  This press release discusses trends in motor vehicle accident fatalities nationally, and an accompanying report provides detail on the state level.

The Chicago Tribune article of August 15, titled “Study:  Illinois traffic deaths continue to climb” discusses the findings of the study and highlights the statistics concerning Illinois.

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There was a car accident early Thursday morning (August 10, 2017) in Chicago near Millenium Park.  According to Chicago Police, the accident involved one vehicle “rear-ending” another vehicle.  Such collisions can cause a variety of accident injuries, as the vehicle occupants can be subject to unnatural (and possibly strong) forces.  Among those injuries that can occur is “whiplash,” which is further discussed on the “Whiplash” page.

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There was a fatal car accident Monday evening (July 24, 2017) on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

According to information provided by the Chicago Police Department, preliminary crash investigation findings indicate that the crash happened after a speeding car that was attempting to change lanes crossed the median and crashed into three vehicles.

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There was a “chain-reaction” car crash Thursday morning (July 20, 2017) on the Edens Expressway in Skokie.

While it is unclear what role – if any – heavy thunderstorms might have played in causing the crash, such storms had been present overnight and in the early morning hours.

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