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There was a fatal single-car accident early Friday morning (January 12, 2018) on Chicago’s Far South Side.  Three people died as a result of the accident.

According to Chicago Police, police officers went to the accident scene, which was in the 3300 block of East 100th Street near the Chicago Skyway, at approximately 1:00 a.m.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety issue in the Chicago area.  These accidents involve both people who are struck by vehicles both when they are walking in crosswalks as well as when people are not walking in crosswalks at the time of the crash.

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Pedestrian accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety concern in Chicago as well as the broader Chicago metropolitan area.  These accidents are of very notable as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in many cases fatalities.  On this site, various Chicago and Cook County pedestrian accidents and related issues are discussed in posts under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category; as well, the broader issue of pedestrian accidents, including those from a legal and medical perspective, is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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As frequently discussed on this site, it is common for accidents in which a vehicle hits a person to result in serious, if not life-threatening, injuries.  As seen in the pedestrian accidents that are summarized on this site, in many instances when a person is hit by a vehicle it leads to a fatality.  Various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including both legal (lawsuits) and medical issues, is further discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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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 in the Chicago area.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians.

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“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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There was a crash late Tuesday night (November 28, 2017) which involved one car driving in the wrong direction, i.e. a “wrong-way driver.”

According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred as a 2017 Toyota Camry was driving south in the northbound lanes, in the 1500 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

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As seen in the many Chicago area bicycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, such accidents can lead to a broad range of injuries, many of which are serious injuries.  Various aspects of bicycle accidents, including what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident, is discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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As previously discussed on this site, there have been numerous accidents  on Chicago’s Lakefront Bike Path.  The path, which roughly parallels Lake Shore Drive for most of its length, is very popular especially during weekends in the summer months.  This popularity has led to the path being very crowded at times, with people running, walking, rollerblading and bicycling.  As well, many people walk across the bath to go to the beach or other areas along the lakefront.

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