Articles Posted in Car Accidents

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Drug-impaired driving has been a growing problem both locally (in the Chicago area) as well as nationally.   Impaired drivers have been involved in many local accidents which have resulted in serious accident injuries as well as fatalities.

The subject of driving under the influence of drugs and its increasing frequency is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.  As discussed on that page, there are many reasons as to why drug use causes significant – if not substantial – driver impairment.  Drug-impaired driving is common in fatal traffic accidents.

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There have been many car crashes in Chicago and throughout Cook County which have involved stolen vehicles.  Drivers of these stolen vehicles often drive at a fast speed, as they may be trying to elude police.  As well, they may also be involved in other illegal activities from which they are attempting to flee.

Due to the excessive speeds and other reckless driving that often occurs in these stolen vehicles, drivers often lose control.  This loss of vehicle control often leads to crashes, and innocent people are frequently injured or killed.

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Drivers who are being pursued by police during a police chase often drive at high speeds and in an otherwise reckless fashion.  Often, these drivers wind up crashing their vehicles, often resulting in injuries to themselves or others.  On this site there have been many such Chicago crashes summarized, with many resulting in accident injuries and fatalities.

According to Chicago Police, there was a carjacking Tuesday (October 9, 2018) night in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood that resulted in injuries to three people, including a pedestrian and a bicyclist, after the carjacked Mercedes-Benz crashed.

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There was a fatal Bridgeport car crash early Thursday (September 27, 2018) morning.  The crash led to the death of one person and injuries to two people.

According to Chicago Police, the crash involved a car traveling at high speed.  The driver then lost control of the car.

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Accidents in which one vehicle crosses the center line, and subsequently collides with an oncoming vehicle, continue to be among the most serious Illinois traffic accidents.  Often, these types of collisions are “head-on collisions” which for many reasons are highly physically traumatic and cause serious accident injuries.  Often, such injuries result in fatalities.

There was a fatal Beach Park traffic accident early Friday (August 10, 2018) evening.  The accident scene was in the vicinity of Green Bay Road and Nemesis Avenue and involved a vehicle crossing the center line before colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

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Street racing in the Chicago area has led to many accidents.  Some of these accidents have led to fatalities, either to the drivers and passengers in the racing cars or to others who are not involved in the racing.

There are various reasons why street racing is dangerous.  It often involves driving at high speeds, and traffic control devices are often ignored.  As well, another problem involving street racing is that it usually happens on public roads that aren’t necessarily suitable for high-speed driving.

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A person was killed in a car accident early Monday (July 9, 2018) morning in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

According to information provided by Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 600 block of West North Avenue.  At 3:33 a.m., a Nissan Altima driving east “rear-ended” an eastbound 2008 Acura that was stopped at a stop light.  The force of the collision pushed the Acura into the intersection.

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Both during and after police chases, the vehicle being pursued sometimes crashes.  There are many reasons why these crashes occur.  Often, the vehicle being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds and/or in a reckless manner.  As well, traffic control devices are often not heeded.  There have been many Chicago crashes which have occurred that have involved drivers who were attempting to elude police.

There was a fatal crash Wednesday (June 20, 2018) night which led to fatal injuries to one person as well as non-fatal injuries to three other people.  The collision involved a taxi and a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been reported as stolen.

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There was a fatal traffic accident Monday (April 9, 2018) afternoon on the Bishop Ford Freeway.  Two people were killed in the crash and another person was seriously injured.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the two-vehicle crash happened on Interstate 94 near 159th Street at approximately 12:20 p.m.

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