“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.
Street racing in the Chicago area has led to many accidents. Some of these accidents have led to fatalities, either to the drivers and passengers in the racing cars or to others who are not involved in the racing.
There are various reasons why street racing is dangerous. It often involves driving at high speeds, and traffic control devices are often ignored. As well, another problem involving street racing is that it usually happens on public roads that aren’t necessarily suitable for high-speed driving.
A person was killed in a car accident early Monday (July 9, 2018) morning in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
According to information provided by Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 600 block of West North Avenue. At 3:33 a.m., a Nissan Altima driving east “rear-ended” an eastbound 2008 Acura that was stopped at a stop light. The force of the collision pushed the Acura into the intersection.