Vehicle Accidents

Recent Cook County Rollover Accidents

As discussed on the Cook County Rollover Accidents page, rollover accidents are especially problematical as they typically lead to serious injuries, including those to the neck and spinal cord, as well as head trauma.  As well, many rollover accidents lead to fatalities.  One of the reasons that rollover accident injuries are serious, if not life-threatening, …

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Two-Vehicle Crash On Chicago’s North Side

There was a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning (December 18, 2015) on Chicago’s Near North Side. According to Chicago Police, the accident was reported at 3:05 a.m.  The accident happened in the 1000 block of North Dearborn Street. Further details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash is not …

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Icy Conditions Lead To Crashes On The Kennedy And Dan Ryan

On November 21, 2015, there was a major snowstorm in the Chicago area, along with icy conditions.  Many roadways remained icy on Sunday, November 22, and these icy conditions – worsened by cold temperatures – were likely a factor in a variety of vehicle crashes that occurred. The Chicago Tribune article of November 22, 2015, …

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Multiple Vehicle Accident On The Dan Ryan Expressway

There was a five-vehicle crash Friday morning (January 16, 2015) on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I90/94) near Cermak Road.  Details on the accident are somewhat limited. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), this crash happened at approximately 5:45 a.m.  Several people were injured in the crash, although details regarding the number and severity of …

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Kennedy Expressway “Black Ice” Accidents

There were a number of crashes and “spinouts” overnight on the Kennedy Expressway as well as on the Ohio Feeder Ramp to the Kennedy Expressway.  These crashes and spinouts are being attributed to “black ice”, caused by freezing drizzle and snow flurries. An excerpt from the December 19, 2014 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled …

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Chicago Area Crashes Involving Stolen Vehicles

As discussed on the “Causes Of Car Accidents” page, there have been many reasons for Cook County and other Chicago-area crashes.  One of the reasons listed is “Police car chases,” as discussed in the following: Police pursuits can contribute to car collisions and vehicle collisions, as the car being pursued is often traveling at unsafe …

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11-Vehicle Fatal Vehicle Accident In Oak Lawn, Illinois

There was an 11-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon (October 5, 2014) on 95th Avenue in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  Three people died from injuries sustained during this accident. According to Oak Lawn Police, police were notified of this Cook County vehicle accident at 4:27 p.m.  The accident happened as the driver of a pickup truck, which was …

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Fatal Car Collision On Chicago’s Bishop Ford Freeway

There was a fatal car accident early Sunday morning (October 5, 2014) on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago’s South Side. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this fatal accident happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on the Bishop Ford near South Cottage Grove Avenue.  The crash involved a car that ran into the back …

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Fatal Traffic Collision On The Dan Ryan Expressway

There was a fatal Chicago traffic accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Monday afternoon, September 29, 2014.  According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened in the southbound lanes at 43rd Street. According to the preliminary investigation, this fatal multi-vehicle accident happened at about 1:00 p.m., after a Pontiac Grand Am broke …

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Six-Vehicle Crash On The Dan Ryan Expressway

There was a six-vehicle accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway Wednesday evening (September 17, 2014) on Chicago’s South Side. Details on the accident appear limited at this time. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the outbound lanes near Garfield Blvd. It is currently unknown as to …

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