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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.