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A driver fled the scene of an accident on Chicago’s South Side early Thursday (November 15, 2018) morning.  The accident led to the deaths of two men.

The fatal crash happened at approximately 1:04 a.m. in the 7100 block of South State Street as a Ford Fusion was exiting the Dan Ryan Expressway.

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There was a “hit & run” accident that injured two people, one fatally, in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Thursday (October 18, 2018) morning.

According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. near 57th Street and Racine Avenue.  At that time, a silver minivan that was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Racine crossed over the oncoming lane as well as a bike lane, then drove on a sidewalk.

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“Hit & Run” accidents continue to occur in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, injury accidents in which a driver flees the accident scene are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category.

While there are many reasons as to why a driver leaves the accident scene, a common reason is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident.  In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident, and may have been driving recklessly.  As well, the driver may have been impaired by either alcohol and/or drug use at the time of the accident.

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“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a traffic safety problem in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, accidents in which a driver flees the scene of an accident are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category.  While there are many reasons as to why a driver may chose to leave the accident scene, one of the main reasons is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident.  In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident.  The driver may be impaired by either alcohol and/or drug use.

A man was killed in a “hit & run” accident Friday (July 20, 2018) night in Des Plaines.  The accident involved a man being hit by a car.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” crash Sunday (July 15, 2018) night in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood.  The crash led to the death of a man who was struck by a SUV as he was trying to cross the street.

Like many other “hit & run” accidents summarized on this site, the SUV was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.

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Pedestrian accidents are a particular concern as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatal injuries. A seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, a broad range of injuries can result when someone is hit by a vehicle.

There have been a number of recent Chicago-area pedestrian accidents which have resulted in serious injuries or fatal injuries.

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Many Chicago-area accidents have occurred when a driver attempts to elude police, resulting in a police chase.  The driver who is being chased by police often is doing so after committing a crime, and thus attempts to get away from police.  These attempts to “get away from police” often includes driving at very fast speeds and in a reckless fashion.

There was a “hit & run” accident Saturday (April 21, 2018) in Lincoln Park in which a person was struck by a SUV that was attempting to elude police during a police chase.  The pedestrian was injured and in critical condition.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” accident Thursday (April 19, 2018) night in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.  The accident led to the death of a 56-year-old woman.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened as a woman was crossing the street in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street at approximately 9:00 p.m.  At that time, she was struck by a red Jeep SUV.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” accident in which a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Skokie on Monday (March 5, 2018) evening.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Kilpatrick Avenue.

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