Rollover accidents are especially problematical as they typically lead to serious injuries, including those to the neck and spinal cord, as well as head trauma. As well, many rollover accidents lead to fatalities. One of the reasons that rollover accident injuries are serious, if not life-threatening, is the force with which rollovers occur. This is because rollover accidents are more prone to happen when certain factors are present, including higher speeds. Due to the physics involved, ejections (when a vehicle occupant is fully or partially thrown from the vehicle) often happen during rollover accidents, as those who aren’t wearing seat belts are especially vulnerable.
A driver died following a crash on Friday (June 24, 2016) in Niles. The crash happened at Dempster Road at Harlem Avenue.
According to Niles Police, the accident happened at approximately 2:12 p.m. on Friday after which a man was driving at a high speed while suffering from “some type of medical distress.” The man’s SUV (a Chevrolet Tahoe) first jumped a curb in the 7200 block of Dempster Avenue, then it rear-ended a semi truck. A “chain-reaction crash” then occurred, with multiple vehicles being hit.
There was a fatal car accident sometime during early Monday morning (May 23) in Kankakee. Three men died in the crash and one man was injured.
According to authorities, the fatal rollover accident happened at U.S. Highway 45/52 and Interstate 57 (I-57) in Kankakee. The car, a 2007 Nissan Altima, was heading southbound on U.S. Route 45-52 near a ramp to southbound Interstate 57, when the driver lost control, and slammed into a large traffic signal pole.
There was a fatal vehicle accident on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Saturday morning in Des Plaines. The accident was a “chain-reaction” crash.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 10:00 a.m., when a Honda CRV “rear-ended” a Ford Winstar minivan that had stalled in traffic on southbound I-294 in Des Plaines.
There was a fatal collision on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) early Thursday (April 14, 2016).
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the collision happened at approximately 12:50 a.m. and happened between Roselle Road and Barrington Road.
The accident involved a collision between a van and a tow truck.
There was a chain-reaction car crash early Saturday morning (April 9, 2016) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). The accident involved 13 vehicles and led to one fatality and four people getting hurt.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on the outbound I-290 at Central at approximately 12:40 a.m. At that time the accident occurred, and, according to at least one driver, the Expressway was blocked with cars and the slick roadway prevented stopping. It is unclear if road salt had been applied to the expressway previous to the accident.
There was a fatal two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning (March 29, 2016) near North Aurora.
According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 10:15 a.m., as a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling northbound on Route 31 near Mooseheart Road crossed into the southbound lanes for a currently undisclosed reason. In doing so, a “head-on collision” occurred between the Trailblazer and a Ford pickup traveling southbound.
There was a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning (March 26, 2016) on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Various details regarding the crash appear to be limited at this time. The cause of the accident is currently undisclosed.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened at approximately 2:20 a.m., in the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) just south of 83rd Street. At that time, a car crashed into an embankment. Continue reading →
There was a fatal car accident early Saturday morning (March 5, 2016) near Willow Springs in which there was a vehicle loss of control.
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 3:40 a.m., as two teenagers were in a SUV traveling east in the 9400 block of South Archer Avenue. At that time – for reasons currently under investigation – the driver lost control of the SUV on a curve in the roadway. The SUV then struck a tree.
There was a four-car crash Wednesday evening (February 24, 2016) in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
According to a preliminary investigation by Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 10:25 p.m., at the intersection of Wells and Ohio. The crash happened after one vehicle “ran a red light.”