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As discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages, there can be many causes of bicycle accidents. As seen in the bicycle accidents that are summarized on this site, and there is a broad range of injuries that can result from such accidents.   Some of the injuries can be life-threatening in nature.

While many bicycle accidents are caused by other parties – such as motorists – there are other crashes that are the fault of the bicyclist.

There was a bicycle accident in Arlington Heights on Friday (August 17, 2018) morning.  The bicyclist suffered various injuries after being hit by a Jeep SUV.

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A “dangerous intersection” is a term commonly used to describe an intersection that has many accidents.  There can be many factors that can contribute to an intersection having many accidents. One such factor is if the intersection experiences a high volume of traffic, especially if there is insufficient traffic control devices given the traffic experienced at the intersection.

On this site there are numerous posts discussing the concept of “dangerous intersections” as well as various intersections in Chicago that some consider to be “dangerous intersections.”

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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.

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There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Thursday (August 9, 2018) in the West Loop.

According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m. as the bicyclist, a 39-year-old woman, was riding north on Halsted.  At Madison, she was struck by a dump truck that was making a right-hand turn.

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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.

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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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Wrong-Way Driver” incidents continue to happen on Chicago-area expressways, as well as throughout Illinois.  When a driver is traveling in the wrong direction accidents often occur, due in part because drivers who are traveling in the right direction are not expecting a car to be driving in the wrong direction.  Often, the crashes that result are “head-on collisions” which happen at highway speeds.  Such high-speed  “head-on collisions” of this nature subject vehicle occupants to tremendous forces.  The force of the collisions often cause serious injuries to those involved, and often fatalities result.

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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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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.

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