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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 →

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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.

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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.”

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Due to high volumes of traffic, as well as other factors, such as numerous exits and weather-related factors, significant numbers of crashes happen on Lake Shore Drive.

One such accident happened early Saturday (February 13, 2016).  According to Chicago Police, this accident was a four-car collision, involving a car rollover.  The accident happened at approximately 12:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes near 47th Street.

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There was a fatal car collision Thursday night (August 27, 2015) in Robbins.  The accident appears to have occurred between two cars that were “street racing” and one car that was not.

The accident happened at approximately 7:40 p.m., when two cars that allegedly were racing each other “ran” a stop sign at 137th Street and Central Park Avenue, and collided with a minivan.

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There are many potential causes of vehicle accidents in the Chicago area.  One potential cause is when vehicles “run a red light” and then collide with another vehicle.

The NBC Chicago article (with video) of August 5, 2015, titled “Study Shows Chicago is Fifth Deadliest City for Accidents Caused by Running Red Lights,” discusses a recent study by the National Coalition of Safer Roads (NCSR) titled “Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Red-Light Running Fatalities?

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