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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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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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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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MORRIS, Ill. — A 27-year-old man died after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck on I-80 south and west of Morris, Illinois. Illinois State Police troopers responded to the area of the crash and found the man deceased from his injuries, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The incident reportedly happened just before noon on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Illinois State Police continue to investigate.

Troopers from the Illinois State Police say they responded to a 911 call for a report of a tractor-trailer truck that hit a person on I-80. Troopers found the accident scene on I-80 westbound in the vicinity of Brisbin Road. The site of the crash is reported to be around the 115-mile marker on I-80, about one mile from Brisbin Road. 

The troopers learned through their initial investigation that a 45-year-old truck driver from Peoria, Illinois hit the 27-year-old victim as the victim stood in traffic. It is not understood at this point why the victim was standing in the westbound lanes of the Interstate. The news report merely indicates that the man was “standing in traffic” when he was hit.  TheMorris Herald-News reported that the truck involved was a Freightliner and that the man who died was “walking in the roadway.”  

Emergency medical personnel declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. Illinois State Troopers closed all westbound lanes of I-80 to traffic. They re-routed traffic via Brisbane Road through Morris on Route 6 or north of Morris on Sherrill Road. All westbound lanes of I-80 remained closed for approximately two hours. Troopers re-opened the road around 2:00 p.m. 

State police officers issued a press release indicating that the victim’s name would not be released until they notified the man’s next of kin.

Troopers made no arrests at the scene and continue to investigate the facts surrounding the incident. 

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Source:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pedestrian-fatally-struck-by-semi-on-i-80-near-morris-isp/ and https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2019/03/14/update-pedestrian-struck-in-i-80-crash-was-in-traffic-lane/agpve4s/

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The operator of a motor vehicle died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and two others sustained severe injuries when the vehicle in which they rode collided with a subway train. According to WGNTV.com, the train was running on the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line tracks. Authorities are trying to determine how the collision happened and why the vehicle came to rest on the tracks. They suspect that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed just before the collision. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.

Reports from WGN-TVsuggest that the vehicle involved in the crash was speeding just before the train hit the car. According to a videoof the scene shown by WGN on its website, the vehicle, which appeared to be a smaller sports utility vehicle, overturned on the Blue Line tracks. The Blue Line train then slammed into the damaged vehicle shortly after the vehicle came to rest on the tracks. The CTA train tracks appear to run parallel to Interstate 190. Reporters say that the car somehow vaulted the barrier between I-190 and the tracks to end up where it did. Authorities suspect that the car was traveling westerly on I-190 at the time of the crash.

Illinois State Police told WGN-TVthat the driver of the vehicle died at the scene of the crash. Two other people in the vehicle also sustained injuries. Reports indicated that numerous firefighters, ambulances, and other emergency personnel responded to the scene. Video taken by WGNTV shows a firefighter carrying a backboard to the mangled vehicle. 

The incident caused significant traffic delays on I-190 west. Illinois State Police shut down at least two lanes of traffic. Additionally, the CTA stopped Blue Line trains from Rosemont to O’Hare. Workers restored service later that evening. There was no information provided about the current medical condition of the train passengers as a result of the collision.

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MARKHAM, Ill. — A man from south suburban Chicago is under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol after driving into the rear of a Markham fire engine. The collision killed the passenger in the vehicle and injured a firefighter. The deadly crash occurred on early Saturday morning, March 9, 2019, on Interstate 57 according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The driver who was placed under arrest by Illinois State Police remains hospitalized with severe injuries. However, treating physicians expect the driver to survive. The Illinois State Police continue to pursue the investigation of this fatal collision.

The driver of a 2007 Chevy sports utility vehicle faces charges of aggravated driving under the influence according to a narrative report issued by the Illinois State Police. Investigators say that the driver of the SUV, a 34-year-old man from Aurora, Ill., drove northerly on I-57. Around 3:10 a.m., Illinois State Police say that the 37-year-old plowed into the back of a fire engine from the Markham Fire Department. The firetruck from Markham was at that location because it had arrived to assist first responders with an accident a short time before the fatal crash occurred.

The passenger of the Chevy SUV, a 32-year-old man from the Far South Side neighborhood of Altgeld Gardens, succumbed to his injuries about an hour after crews transported him to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Medics also transported the driver of the SUV to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Troopers placed that man under arrest. The injured firefighter also went to Christ Medical Center for treatment of injuries described as minor. The Cook County coroner found that the cause of death was numerous injuries sustained in the accident. The coroner ruled the man’s death an accident.

The driver remained in police custody as of Monday afternoon. On Sunday, a Cook County judge presided over a preliminary hearing in the hospital. The judge set bail at $50,000.00. The driver is expected to appear in court on Tuesday to formally face charges.  The driver remains innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  

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