Car Accidents

Summarizes and otherwise discusses various car accidents that have occurred in Cook County that have resulted in injuries or fatalities.

As seen in these posts, Cook County car accidents have led to many accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities.  While these car accident injuries vary depending upon the type of car accident, there is the potential for injuries to adversely impact the health and well-being of those hurt.  Some accident injuries require significant medical care, which is often costly.   These costs may well increase if the injury is a permanent injury or one that is temporary in nature.  Medical treatment that may be required includes treatment in the emergency room (ER); intensive care; routine hospitalization;  physical rehabilitation; testing; and surgeries.

In order to offset these medical costs – as well as for other reasons – many people who have been hurt due to the negligence of others choose to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Fatal Eisenhower Expressway Accident Involving SUV Rollover

There was a fatal Eisenhower Expressway accident early Sunday (August 9, 2020) morning. This fatal Eisenhower Expressway accident led to the death of a 15-year-old boy. The fatal accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the August 9, 2020 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “15-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Thrown From …

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Rear-End Collision Injury Lawsuit Settlement Of $350,000

A rear-end collision can lead to a variety of accident injuries. A common injury is “whiplash,” which is further discussed on the “Whiplash” page. The Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has recently settled a lawsuit that involved a vehicle getting “rear-ended” on an expressway. The case settled in October 2019. The case involved a woman …

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Interstate 80 Rollover Accident In Lansing Leads To Fatality

There was a fatal Interstate 80 rollover accident Thursday (July 25, 2019) morning. This fatal Interstate 80 rollover accident happened on the ramp from Illinois Route 394 to eastbound I-80. This fatal Interstate 80 rollover accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 25, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed …

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I-80 Fatal Accident Involving A Pickup Truck And Semi Truck

An I-80 fatal accident involved a pickup truck, semi truck and another vehicle. The crash happened just before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. According to the Illinois State Police, this I-80 fatal accident happened as a pickup truck attempted to change lanes in order to get over to the I-57 exit ramp, and …

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Edens Expressway Accident Near Bryn Mawr Involving Four Vehicles

An Edens Expressway accident occurred on Friday (January 25, 2019) night. The crash, which involved at least four cars, is being attributed to inclement weather and adverse weather conditions. The accident is discussed in the January 25, 2019 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Multi-Vehicle Crash on Edens Closes All Outbound Lanes Near Bryn Mawr.” …

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High-Speed Driving Cited In Fatal Accident Near Bucktown

High-speed driving continues to be a traffic hazard in Cook County as well as throughout Illinois. This high-speed driving includes both single vehicles as well as multiple vehicles that are involved in street racing or drag racing. Often, such high-speed driving leads to a loss of vehicle control after which the car or other vehicle …

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Arlington Heights Car Accident Involving Allegedly Drug-Impaired Driver

In the last post (“Arlington Heights Car Crash Critically Injures Driver“) a November 11, 2018 Arlington Heights car accident was summarized.   As seen in that post, the driver was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car, which crashed into the new Arlington Heights police station which is under …

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Arlington Heights Car Crash Critically Injures Driver

There was an Arlington Heights car crash Sunday (November 11, 2018) night.  The driver of the car crashed into the Arlington Heights Police Department building, and as a result of the crash was critically injured. According to police, the crash happened just before 5:30 p.m.  The car, a black Volkswagen GTI, was reportedly traveling at …

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There was a fatal Skokie car crash late Sunday (September 16, 2018) night. According to police, they responded to the crash, which involved a Corvette crashing into an empty office building, at 11:43 p.m. The driver was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition. He remained in critical condition for several days before he …

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Buffalo Grove Single-Vehicle Crash On Route 22 Seriously Injures Driver

There was a Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash early Thursday (August 16, 2018) morning, resulting in the driver being seriously injured. Details on this Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash appear to be somewhat limited at this time. The crash involved a pickup truck – with a trailer – veering off of Route 22 between Buffalo Grove Road …

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