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There was a double-fatal car accident involving a car and taxi on Chicago’s Near North Side.

According to information provided by the Chicago Police, the crash happened in the 1000 block of North Clark (near Clark and Oak) and happened after one driver ran a red light.  The accident happened just after 3:00 a.m. and involved a car “rear-ending” the taxi.

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There was a fatal Interstate 57 (I-57) car accident early Saturday morning (October 28, 2017) on Chicago’s Far South Side.  The accident involved a car crashing into (rear-ending) a semi truck.  Three men in the car died and another man was critically injured.

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“Head-On Collisions” result in many serious accidents, and these accidents often cause critical injuries.  In many cases these injuries lead to fatalities.

Various aspects of “head-on collisions” are further discussed on the “Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page, including “what to do” if you have been injured in a vehicle accident.

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There was a two-car collision that happened Friday afternoon (October 27, 2017) near Hoffman Estates.  The crash was a “head-on collision” involving two cars.

According to information provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Two men were injured as a result of the collision, with one suffering serious injuries.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a problematical aspect of traffic safety.  Various statistics for the Chicago area, as well as nationally, indicate that the problem is increasing.  As seen in various reports as well as various individual pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of serious accident injuries are likely to occur.  For many of those who are struck, injuries are of a fatal nature.

Various medical and legal aspects regarding pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday night (October 25, 2017) in Des Plaines.  The accident happened as a woman was crossing the street.

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As previously discussed on this site, pedestrian accidents involving people who are walking in crosswalks at the time of the collision happen on a regular basis.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians.

Various statistics for the Chicago area, as well as various individual pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, indicate a broad range of serious accident injuries for the pedestrians who are struck.  Many of these accidents have led to fatal injuries.

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Vehicle accidents involving “head-on collisions” typically lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities.  Such frontal collisions typically subject the vehicle occupants to strong and unnatural forces, which causes various accident injuries which range both in type and severity.

There was a fatal vehicle accident Monday evening (October 9, 2017) in Lyons.  While the cause of the crash and specifics of the two-vehicle collision are not currently publicly available, it does appear as if the crash involved some type of frontal collision between the vehicles.

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Pedestrian accidents in Chicago and the greater Chicago area continue to be a traffic safety concern for various reasons.  Among these reasons is that such accidents are increasing in nature, as seen in various statistics.  As well, the pedestrian often sustains various serious accident injuries during such accidents, and a significant percentage lead to the death of the pedestrian.  Many Chicago pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site.  As well, the topic is further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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One cause of fatal car accidents in the Chicago area continues to be cars traveling at high rates of speed.  Sometimes this high-speed driving is done during street racing or drag racing.  Such speeding, which can involve speeds above 100 mph, can easily lead to a driver’s loss of control of the car.  Collisions due to these speeding incidents has led to many serious accidents, including those that are fatal accidents.

There was a fatal car accident Saturday morning (September 30, 2017) in Wheaton.  The accident involved one car, driving at a very high rate of speed, “rear-ending” another car.

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Wrongful death lawsuits are often filed following a fatal accident in which negligent actions of one person (or party) causes the death of another person.  The September 27, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Family of Florida man killed in I-57 crash suing trucker” discusses a wrongful death lawsuit regarding an I-57 fatal accident near Manteno.

As seen in the article, as well as the description seen in this September 21 Daily Journal article, the fatal accident involved a semi truck that “rear-ended” a Toyota car, causing a front-seat passenger in the Toyota, Jake H. Hemrick, 26, of Tampa, Florida, to die in the crash.  A back seat passenger also died following the accident, and the Toyota’s driver suffered injuries considered to be life-threatening in nature.

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