Fatal “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident On Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

There was a fatal “wrong-way driver” accident early this morning (December 22, 2014) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 2:40 a.m. in the 4100 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

The accident happened as a man driving a Nissan Sentra southbound in the northbound lanes swerved to avoid an oncoming car, then sideswiped a Ford Fusion carrying two women.  Then, the Nissan Sentra struck another car, a Chevy Impala that had two front-seat occupants and two backseat passengers.

The driver of the Nissan Sentra, currently identified only as a 26-year-old man, died after the accident.

Both women in the Ford Fusion refused medical treatment.

The driver of the Chevy Impala, identified as a 23-year-old male driver, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of accident injuries and was said to be in serious-to-critical condition, as was the 21-year-old female front-seat passenger.  The back seat occupants were identified as a 22-year-old female, who was taken to Stroger, and 25-year-old male, who refused medical treatment.

This “wrong-way driver” accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 22, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Lake Shore Drive reopened after deadly wrong-way crash” as well as the December 22 dnainfo.com article titled “Lake Shore Drive Wrong-Way Driver Killed, Six Others Injured in Crash.”


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