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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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For those unaware, “back-over accidents” are those that happen when a vehicle inadvertently hits, or runs over, an unseen person as the vehicle moves in reverse (i.e. “backs up.”)  Often times, these accidents occur because the person hit is behind the vehicle and is in the vehicle’s “blind spot.” As such, the person is not visible to the driver.  While such accidents can involve any vehicle, those vehicles that are higher off the ground as well as longer, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and other trucks, are more likely to inherently have limited rear visibility, especially if they don’t have rear-facing cameras or collision avoidance technologies.

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There was a fatal Chicago car crash early Saturday (February 11, 2017) on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side.

According to Chicago Police, the accident involved a car colliding with a pole after leaving the roadway.  The collision happened on Lake Shore Drive at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes, near Oakwood Boulevard.

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There was a fatal single-car crash early this morning (January 17, 2017) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) on the West Side.  Two people died in the crash, and a third person was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.  A fourth man was critically injured.

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There was a car crash early Thursday morning (December 15, 2016) in Posen.  The accident resulted in the death of three women occupants, as well as the driver and another woman occupant being injured.

According to the Posen Police Department, the crash happened at approximately 3:00 a.m., in the 14300 block of Harrison Avenue, which is in a residential area.

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There was a fatal car accident early this morning (Sunday, December 4, 2016) on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side.  Two drivers died as a result of the collision.

According to crash investigation information provided by the Illinois State Police, the accident happened shortly after 3:00 a.m., in the outbound “express” lanes of I-90/94, near 47th Street.  At that time, one vehicle “rear-ended” another vehicle that was sitting on the shoulder.

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There was a car crash on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) in Forest Park early Sunday morning (November 27, 2016).  The accident involved one car “rear-ending” another and resulted in serious injuries to an infant girl, as well as unspecified injuries to two adults.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 3:20 a.m., in the eastbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway.  At that time, a Hyundai Elantra was stopped in the right lane, with its lights off, and it was “rear-ended” by a 2001 Honda Odyssey.

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There was a collision between a SUV and semi truck Thursday morning (November 17, 2016) in Skokie.  Two people were injured in the crash.

Details regarding the crash appear to be somewhat limited at this time.  The cause of the crash, as well as what party was at fault for the crash, does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Skokie officials, the accident happened at 3:51 a.m. and involved a SUV that had a frontal impact with the side of a semi truck at Golf Road and Keeler Avenue.  As a result of the collision, the semi tipped onto its side.

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There was a fatal SUV rollover crash Sunday morning (October 2, 2016) on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 9:35 a.m.  At that time, a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, traveling at a high rate of speed in the express lanes, veered from the far left lane into the middle lane.

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There was a multi-vehicle accident early Tuesday (September 6, 2016) morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94.)  Ten people were injured – some seriously injured – as a result of the crash.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened in the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan, near 95th Street, at approximately 12:35 a.m.  At that time, three or four cars were involved in a crash.  According to at least one media account, the accident involved one car attempting to back up on the expressway.

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