Articles Posted in Car Accidents

A Park Manor car crash that occurred Thursday (April 16, 2020) night led to the death of a girl and a man.  Additionally, a woman was critically injured.

According to Chicago Police, this Park Manor car crash occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. and involved a collision between a SUV and a car.

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Accidents that occur in adverse weather can occur for many reasons.  Often, drivers are driving too fast for conditions, i.e. the drivers are negligent in the operation of the vehicle.  However, other reasons can cause or contribute to an adverse weather crash, such as the existence of black ice, which can be very difficult if not impossible to see.  As well, other icy conditions can occur if the roadway has not been sufficiently cleared of snow or the roadway has not been sufficiently salted.

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Frederick Joseph III, a Partner and winning personal injury trial lawyer at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, has settled a motor vehicle injury case involving an ambulance for $350,000.

The $350,000 settlement was achieved by the Elman Joseph Law Group after the final settlement offer by the ambulance company was only $6,000.

The underlying accident happened when the plaintiff, Michalia Agins, 22 years old, was driving back home to Chicago after visiting her parents. When traffic slowed down on the expressway (eastbound I-90) Ms. Agins was rear-ended by an ambulance. The ambulance was transporting a medical patient from one hospital to another. The ambulance had no lights or sirens activated at the time of the accident.

A fatal Edens Expressway crash occurred early Sunday (August 4, 2019) morning.  This Edens Expressway crash involved three vehicles.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened on the Edens near Gross Point Road, in the northbound lanes.

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There was a fatal crash on Chicago’s Near West Side early Sunday (June 23, 2019) night.  The crash, which involved a fire, led to the death of three people in a car.  The three people appear to have been trapped in the car after the accident.

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When a vehicle runs a red light, there is the potential for a serious accident occurring due to this act of negligence or recklessness.  In Chicago, there have been many crashes that have occurred when a driver fails to stop at a red light.  One such accident occurred early Friday (April 5, 2019) morning in Roscoe Village.  In this crash, a car allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a Chicago Police SUV.  The crash is discussed in the CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Drunk Driver Smashes Into Chicago Police Cruiser In Roscoe Village.”  In this crash, three people (including two police officers) were injured and hospitalized.  As can be seen in the accident video, the collision, in which the car strikes (“T-bones”) the side of the SUV, is very forceful and partially lifts the SUV off of the ground.

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“Confusing intersections” and overly complicated roadway designs are a traffic safety concern as they often lead to accidents with injuries.  In the Chicago area there are many intersections which are considered due to various reasons to be “dangerous intersections” or intersections in which accidents frequently occur.  A broad range of accident types can occur, including “T-bone crashes”, “rear-end collisions,” pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.  Often, a history of frequent accidents will lead to changes in the design of the roadways and intersections to reduce the possibility of additional accidents.

On this site various areas in which accidents causing injuries frequently occur have been discussed.

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“Head-on collisions” are among the most serious types of vehicle accidents.  As seen in many Chicago-area accidents of this type, these “head-on collisions” typically lead to vehicle occupants being seriously injured, and often fatalities result.

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There was a fatal car accident Monday (January 21, 2019) night in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood.  One driver was killed and another driver was injured and hospitalized.  This accident involved a “head-on collision” that involved a Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Altima.

According to Chicago Police, the collision occurred near 104th and Kedzie at approximately 9:00 p.m.

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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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