“Wrong-Way Driver” incidents continue to happen on Chicago-area roads, as well as throughout Illinois. On this site, such incidents are discussed in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” posts. As seen in the various incidents, when a driver drives in the wrong direction it often leads to crashes. Accident injuries are usually serious, if not fatal in nature, for the vehicle occupants. There are various reasons that such accidents cause substantial injuries. Among these reasons is that such crashes are often “head-on collisions” which happen at higher speeds. “Head-on collisions” of this nature often cause serious, if not life-threatening, accident injuries to those involved. Most, but not all, of such “wrong-way” crashes happen on highways or expressways and are caused by drunk drivers or drivers who are otherwise impaired. The majority happen in the early morning hours.
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