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EAST CHICAGO — A 23-year-old man from East Chicago died in a two-car crash on Saturday, May 11, 2019. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the accident happened around 10:00 p.m. The Lake County Coroner’s Office determined that the young man died from blunt force trauma as a result of the accident. The police investigation continues. There was no information forthcoming about whether the police will bring any criminal charges against the surviving motorist. *

Lake County law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and medics responded to the scene of a violent automobile crash in the 5600 block of Indianapolis Boulevard, near the intersection with Carroll Street. The East Chicago South Shore Line station is also close to the accident scene. The Northwest Indiana Timesreported that the Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene of the crash and pronounced the young man deceased shortly after midnight on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The driver of the other vehicle involved went to Methodist Northlake Hospital located in Gary, Indiana for treatment of his injuries. The other driver did not require further hospitalization according to a follow-up article published by the Northwest Indiana Times.**

East Chicago Police continued their investigation. On Monday, May 13, 2019, the East Chicago Police Department released a statement explaining their investigators’ preliminary findings. Initially, the reporting officers believe that speed might have caused the crash. Additionally, the officers’ preliminary reports suggest that at least one of the drivers was weaving out of lanes in an unsafe manner. A photograph taken of the accident scene by a news photographer shortly after the accident shows a black pickup truck with substantial front end damage and a spider-crack in the windshield up against an older model Ford Mustang. The Mustang showed significant damage to the front and passenger’s side.

Officers have not named the other driver to this point. They are continuing their inquiry and have not discussed the possibility of issuing criminal charges with media. 

*https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-metro-illinois/man-killed-east-chicago-crash-indianapolis-boulevard/

**https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/east-chicago-man-dies-in-fatal-crash/article_4d01cbd3-bed4-59da-b68f-0cb2c0617dfb.html

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — A 23-year-old woman lost her life, and other passengers were seriously injured in a fiery crash that happened on Sunday, April 28, 2019, around 3:20 a.m. according to the Chicago Tribune. The young adults were riding in an Uber rideshare vehicle on I-55 that was struck by a driver who was allegedly intoxicated. While one passenger died and the others struggled to free themselves from the wreckage, the drunk driver purportedly walked away from the scene and hailed another rideshare car. The drunk driver fled from the scene of the wreck. Illinois State Police and Will County Sherriff’s Office deputies tracked that driver down at his home and placed him under arrest. The driver now faces a host of criminal charges. *

According to the Chicago Tribune, four young adults were riding in an Uber on I-55 near the Damen Avenue exit. As the Uber drove south on the Stevenson Expressway a man driving a 2015 Infinity sedan plowed into the rear of the Uber vehicle, believed to be a Hyundai sedan. The Hyundai burst into flames as a result of the tremendous impact. The 23-year-old woman in the backseat perished in the fire. People attempted to save her but could not because of the flames. The other three passengers and the Uber driver escaped the fire. All of the passengers sustained serious injuries and were hospitalized. The Uber driver was not seriously hurt.

The driver of the Infinity allegedly walked away from the crash. Investigators determined that the 22-year-old motorist from Homer Glen hailed another rideshare vehicle and fled the scene. Officers tracked the operator down at his home and arrested him. Investigators brought several charges including reckless vehicular homicide, aggravated drunk driving, and failing to report a fatal accident among other charges. A judge set his bond at $100,000 along with conditions of release designed to prevent him from driving or consuming alcohol while on release before trial. 

*https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-uber-fatal-crash-drunk-driving-charges-20190430-story.html

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23-Year Old Woman Celebrating Birthday Sustains Fatal Injuries in Fiery Uber Accident

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – As reported online by WGN 9 News, a 23-year-old woman was killed when the Uber she was riding in was hit from behind on the Stevenson Expressway.*

According to the Illinois State Police, in the early morning hours of April 28, 2019, a 23-year-old woman celebrating her birthday was killed in a tragic accident on the Stevenson Expressway near the Damen Avenue exit.  The woman, along with two other passengers, were riding in an Uber vehicle that was struck from behind.  The Uber vehicle later burst into flames when it struck the side of the expressway.  

The Uber driver, along with the two additional passengers, were able to escape the burning vehicle, but the 23-year-old woman, who was sitting in the back seat, unfortunately, did not survive.  The Uber driver was treated for injuries at the scene of the accident, while the two surviving passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Law enforcement officials spent approximately eight (8) hours investigating and cleaning the scene of the accident which left the Stevenson Expressway closed until 11:00 a.m. later that morning.

The vehicle that struck the Uber from behind had allegedly been speeding, which may have played a role in causing the fatal accident.  The driver of this vehicle attempted to flee the scene of the accident but was later caught and arrested by the Illinois State Police.  A passenger to this individual’s vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.  Whether the driver of the vehicle that struck the Uber will face criminal charges is unclear at this time.  However, given that an extensive investigation is necessary, the police may not release information on potential criminal charges until a later date.

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*Source:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/6-hurt-in-humboldt-park-crash-involving-unmarked-police-vehicle/

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West Garfield Park Accident Leaves Six People Injured, Including Two Police Officers

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – As reported online by the Chicago Sun Times, a three-vehicle accident in West Garfield Park left six people injured, including two police officers.*

At around 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2019, two Chicago police officers were traveling south on Kenton Avenue in an unmarked vehicle when they were struck by a vehicle traveling west on Washington Boulevard. The impact of this initial collision caused the unmarked police vehicle to strike a third vehicle.  According to the Chicago Police Department, the unmarked police vehicle had its emergency lights and sirens activated at the time of the three-vehicle accident.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, both Chicago police officers were transported to Stroger Hospital (a Rush University hospital) for treatment.  The condition of the two officers following the accident is unknown.  Two additional victims injured in the accident were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, while the remaining two victims injured in the accident were transported to Loretto Hospital in good condition.

Whether anyone faces criminal charges related to the three-vehicle accident is unknown.  An in-depth investigation should uncover what caused this horrific accident to happen.

Common Causes of Intersection Accidents

Intersection accidents are common not only in Chicago, but throughout the rest of the United States, both in rural and urban areas. Intersection accidents have many of the same causes as other motor vehicle accidents, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Driver inattention (such as texting or talking on the phone while driving);
  • Running a red light or stop sign;
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Drowsy driving or falling asleep at the wheel; 
  • Brake or tire failure; and
  • Speeding.

Overall, most motor vehicle accidents involve acts of negligence which are often preventable.  

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*Source:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/6-hurt-in-humboldt-park-crash-involving-unmarked-police-vehicle/

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Spectacular crashes like the accident captured on surveillance video recently in Chicago should only happen in the movies. The surveillance video trained on a busy Chicago intersection shows a Chicago police sports utility vehicle proceeding safely through an intersection when a car comes speeding into the frame from the right side. The speeding vehicle slams into the police SUV in which two officers were riding. Luckily, the two officers did not sustain serious injuries. The driver who slammed into the police officers’ SUV was hurt. Investigating officers opined that the driver was under the influence and placed him in custody. The crash happened in the late evening according to Fox 8 Cleveland. * 

The camera that captured the crash was fixed on the intersection perfectly as though a Hollywood director was calling the shots. The view from the traffic camera high above the intersection shows the Chicago Police SUV-styled cruiser enter the intersection headed toward the camera after proceeding when the light turned green. From out of nowhere, a Honda Civic may be seen barreling into the intersection at a high rate of speed. The Civic caused a T-bone collision with the cruiser. The impact was on the rear of the cruiser on the driver’s side. The momentum of the crash tossed the cruiser around on its front wheels while its rear wheels came off of the ground. The force of the collision threw the cruiser into another car that was turning right immediately behind the police car.

The officers, who were policing out of the 19thDistrict, were hurt but were in stable condition. The driver of the speeding car was placed under arrest for drunk driving. A blood test showed that his blood alcohol concentration was nearly two and one-half times the legal limit. Investigating officers said that the man ran through a red light before crashing into the police car. The driver’s medical condition is not known at this time. 

*https://fox8.com/2019/04/08/two-police-officers-in-chicago-hurt-in-accident-involving-drunk-driver/

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Three-Car Crash on I-94 Kills Toddler, Critically Injures Infant

CHICAGO, Ill. — A four-year-old female died, and a four-month-old child remains in critical condition after a violent car crash last week on the Dan Ryan Expressway according to the Northwest Indiana Times. The police initially listed the child who died in critical condition in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Two other children in the car, a six-year-old, and a two-year-old were also hospitalized but were not as seriously hurt as the other two children. The other vehicle involved in the crash was occupied by three children as well. Those children sustained minor injuries. Illinois State Police cited both drivers for numerous moving violations. There was no information concerning criminal charges now that the four-year-old perished in the crash. *

Illinois State Police accident investigators said that a 29-year-old woman from Chicago received several traffic citations after driving Chrysler sedan on I-94 express in the center-left lane when the woman rear-ended a Ford sedan. The collision threw the Ford into the center-right lane, causing a collision with another vehicle. The driver of the Chrysler had three child passengers and the Ford driver, a 27-year-old woman from Chicago, had four child passengers. 

Illinois State Police said that none of the four child passengers in the Ford were secured correctly in the vehicle. The injuries sustained by the four-year-old who died corroborates that claim. The Cook County coroner’s office said that the child succumbed to blunt force trauma caused by the crash. The child who perished was a resident of Hammond, Illinois. Physicians at the Comer Children’s Hospital declared her dead at 4:06 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019. The accident happened on Monday, April 1, 2019, around 5:00 p.m. 

Illinois State Police say that the driver of the Chrysler received citations for failing to reduce speed, following too closely, leaving the scene, and uninsured operation. Additionally, Illinois State Police cited the driver of the Ford for possession of an open container of alcohol, four counts of failing to restrain a child correctly, and driving uninsured. 

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AURORA, Ill. — An eight-year-old boy died while crossing the street with his grandfather and sister after a motorist hit them. The driver took off from the scene where the boy was run down. WBBM News Radio 780 reported that the pedestrians were hit around 7:40 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019. Police also received a report of another hit-and-run collision that happened at the intersection where the pedestrians were injured about an hour earlier. The second hit-and-run crash at that intersection occurred within an hour, and police were able to apprehend that suspect. Police apprehended one person suspected to have been in the car that hit the pedestrians and fled. Police have not determined if the person arrested was the driver.

A grandfather was walking with an eight-year-old boy and the boy’s sister Monday evening and they attempted to cross Lake Street at the intersection with Plum Street. A vehicle headed south on Lake Street struck the boy and grandfather. The boy died, and the grandfather sustained injuries that required medical treatment. The sister, whose age was not given, did not suffer any injuries. Medics transported the grandfather to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

The offending vehicle sped away from the scene. Witnesses told police that they saw the crash and then observed the vehicle with massive front-end damage park down the street. At least two people got out of the damaged vehicle and ran away. It was not clear how police managed to apprehend one of the fleeing suspects. Officers have asked for help from the public locating the person who fled from the car killed the boy.

While police were investigating that tragedy, a 48-year-old man crashed a minivan into a police car that was blocking the road where the pedestrian accident happened. The minivan driver drove a short distance away, and police apprehended him. Officers opined that the driver was intoxicated and arrested him. He faces a slew of charges. A police officer was stationed in the patrol car that was hit. He went to the hospital to be checked out and was later released. 

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Source:https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/boy-8-killed-aurora-hit-and-run-crash

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CHICAGO, Ill. — A 16-year-old teenage male died, and another person is dead after a vehicle in which they were riding allegedly ran a red light and slammed into a flatbed tow truck that was turning according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The deadly crash happened just before 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Lawndale section of Chicago. A 60-year-old pedestrian also sustained injuries when she was hit by shrapnel from the destroyed car. Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit has been called in to investigate. The Unit’s final reports have not been filed, and they continue to look into the case.

ABC 7 Chicago reported that the call reporting a severe crash came into to police at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday. Police raced to the area of the accident reportedly located at South Kedzie Avenue and West Roosevelt Road. Upon arrival, police, fire, and ambulance personnel found a green Chevy Trax with the engine compartment and windshield under the flatbed portion of a tow truck. The vehicles came to rest dozens of feet from where the initial impact occurred. The initial police investigation revealed that the Chevy Trax was driving north on South Kedzie and ignored the light at the intersection of South Kedzie and West Roosevelt. A flatbed tow truck headed east on West Roosevelt, according to witnesses, had the light when the Chevy SUV slammed into it. 

The investigation team wants to determine why the driver failed to stop at the light. The impact was so significant that shrapnel from the Chevy flew several feet through the air and struck a pedestrian across the intersection from the collision. The 60-year-old woman sustained injuries. Her medical status is not known at this time, but the injuries were described as minor.

Medics said the two occupants of the Chevy died in the crash and were not transported to a hospital. The tow truck driver was not injured in the crash. Authorities did not release any additional information about the second person who died.

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Sources:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2-dead-after-car-accident-in-lawndale/ and https://abc7chicago.com/police-2-men-die-in-west-side-crash-after-driver-runs-red-light/5219998/

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ROCK CREEK COUNTY, Illinois — A husband and wife couple from Kewanee, Illinois died after a collision with a tractor-trailer truck in Rock Creek County. WEEK reported that the fatal crash happened in the afternoon. The husband and driver passed away a short time after the accident. Sadly, the passenger who was also the driver’s wife died several days after the crash. The matter remains under investigation with Illinois State Police troopers. Troopers have not sought criminal charges or traffic citations in the case to this point, and it is unclear whether they will after their investigation. 

The initial investigation conducted by the Illinois State police found that the 76-year-old male driver and the 76-year-old female passenger were riding in a Dodge pickup truck on Interstate 80. The couple was headed westerly on the Interstate. Traffic ahead of them began to slow down rapidly due to the occurrence of an accident further west. The investigating troopers determined to this juncture that a tractor-trailer truck slowed in response to the changing traffic conditions. The Dodge pickup failed to brake in time and slammed into the rear of the semi-trailer.

The collision trapped the couple inside of the Dodge pickup. First responders had to remove them from the wreckage. A life-flight transported the driver of the Dodge pickup to Rock Island Hospital. Doctors there declared that the man passed away not long after his arrival at the hospital. She succumbed to her injuries at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, Illinois. 

Rear underride accidents can be deadly. Even though federal regulations require all large trucks to have a rear underride guard blocking the rear wheels of the trailer, fatal underride accidents continue to occur. According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear underride guards reduce the chance of death by well over 50 percent. However, that same study concluded that striking the rear of a semi-truck equipped with a rear underride guard at an angle instead of head-on was not reduced by the existence of the guard.  

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Source:https://week.com/news/top-stories/2019/03/22/two-kewanee-residents-killed-in-crash-with-semi/ and https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811375

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WAUCONDA, Ill. — A 16-year-old female driver from McHenry, Illinois died, and three teenage passengers sustained injuries when an 18-year-old male driving in the opposite direction slammed into the women head-on. The fatal accident occurred, Friday, March 15, 2019, according to a report filed by CBS Chicago. Local law enforcement officers are still investigating the deadly crash. Officers have issued charges against the 18-year-old male. However, the media report did not specify what charges the teenager will face.

Wauconda police officers responded to a heartbreaking scene Friday evening. Upon arrival at the locus of the accident on Route 12 near Case Road, officers found that two cars had collided head-on. Four teenagers occupied one of the cars reported to be a Ford Focus. Behind the wheel was a 16-year-old driver from McHenry, Illinois along with two 14-year-old passengers and a 15-year-old passenger. In the other vehicle, police located a Hyundai Elantra with an 18-year-old teenage driver from Cary, Illinois. 

The driver of the Ford Focus was in critical condition upon arriving at Good Sheppard Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. She succumbed to her injuries not long after arriving at the hospital. The driver of the Elantra and two of the passengers from the Focus also received treatment at Good Sheppard Hospital. One of the 14-year-old passengers received treatment at Northwestern McHenry Hospital but was later released. The physical condition of the other teenagers was not made public.

In 2016, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that 332,473 accidents happened in the state. Only, 2,724 head-on collisions happened that year. Among those collisions, 113 people lost their lives, 1,121 people suffered an injury and 325 sustained a severe or catastrophic injury, described as an “An injury.” 

Head-on crashes can happen for any number of reasons. In the incident that occurred in Wauconda on Friday, the police report that the crossed over the center line of Route 12. Other causes include driving distracted, driving while intoxicated, and driving while fatigued.

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Source:https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/16/16-year-old-dies-four-teenagers-injured-in-wauconda-car-accident/