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.
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.
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.
“Self-driving cars” (also referred to as “autonomous cars” ) have potential to significantly decrease car accidents as well as other vehicle accidents. Many of the benefits would be through the elimination of accidents that are caused by drunk drivers, “drugged drivers,” and distracted drivers. As well, other driver “errors” would no longer occur.
The Wall Street Journal published an article on June 26, 2017, titled “Can Auto Fatalities Go to Zero?” The article discusses various aspects of “self-driving cars,” including the potential reduction in traffic accidents as well as when self-driving vehicles may be widely adopted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.