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There was a fatal car crash early Sunday morning (May 28, 2017) in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood.

According to information provided by the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened as a car with two women occupants was traveling southbound at approximately 4:45 a.m. in the 10300 block of South Commercial Avenue.

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Because of its nature, street racing and other “high-speed driving” often leads to serious accidents and accompanying injuries.  In recent years, there have been many Chicago-area accidents that have involved street racing and drag racing.  There are many reasons why such high-speed driving is hazardous, including that the streets in which such racing occurs were not designed for safe driving at high speeds.

There has been a two-car accident in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood (South Side) on Sunday night (April 16, 2017) which may have involved street racing by one or both vehicles.

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Because of its nature, street racing and other “high-speed driving” often leads to “bad accidents” and accompanying serious injuries.  In recent years, many Chicago-area accidents that have involved such negligent and reckless high-speed driving have led to fatalities.

In the post titled “Fatal 3-Car Collision In Des Plaines” a February 16, 2017 car crash in Des Plaines that led to four deaths was summarized.  At that time, it was apparent that one of the cars involved in the collision was traveling at a high rate of speed immediately before the crash.

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There was a car crash early Thursday morning (April 6, 2017) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on the north side, near West Wilson Avenue.

First responders went to the accident scene at approximately 6:20 a.m.  Preliminary crash investigation findings indicate that a a 60-year-old man driving southbound lost control of his car, drove onto the median, and struck a tree.

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There was a large “chain-reaction” crash Monday night (March 13, 2017) on the Kennedy Expressway.  At least 35 cars were involved, and seven people were injured in the crash.

The crash happened on the Kennedy Expressway between Division Street and North Avenue, in the inbound express lanes, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

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There was a fatal rollover crash early Friday morning (March 10, 2017) on Lake Shore Drive.  The accident happened in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, at Lake Shore Drive and East Balbo Drive.

According to Chicago Police, the crash happened at approximately 1:15 a.m.  The crash involved a southbound minivan that collided with a northbound car as the car attempted to make a left-hand turn onto East Balbo Drive.

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A driver died following a 3-car “chain-reaction” crash near Frankfort Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2017.

According to preliminary crash investigation findings from the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the multi-vehicle crash happened at approximately 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Center Road and Pauling Road.

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One of the most valuable benefits of wearing seat belts is that they greatly reduce the possibility of a vehicle occupant being ejected (i.e. when a person is partially or fully thrown) from the vehicle during an accident.  Such vehicle occupant ejections often lead to serious injuries, and in some cases fatal injuries.

On Sunday afternoon (February 26, 2017) there was a fatal crash on the Edens Expressway near Tower Road in Glencoe.

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There was a fatal three-car accident Thursday night (February 16, 2017) in Des Plaines.  Four people died and three people were injured, one critically.

According to Des Plaines Police, first responders went to the accident scene at 8:53 p.m.  The crash occurred at 170 Northwest Highway.

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