Wrong-Way Driver Accidents

A Driver Traveling In The Wrong Direction On I-57 Involved In Crash

Accidents involving a driver traveling in the wrong direction continue to happen on Chicago-area expressways as well as those throughout Illinois.  These incidents are notable in many respects.  A driver traveling in the wrong direction often poses a great threat to both themselves as well as other motorists.  Should this “wrong-way driver” collide with oncoming …

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“Wrong-Way Driver” Crashes On Lake Shore Drive And The Dan Ryan

“Wrong-Way Driver” incidents continue to happen on Chicago-area expressways, as well as throughout Illinois.  As seen in the “Wrong-Way Driver Accidents” posts on this site, in which many such accidents involving “wrong-way drivers” are summarized, when a driver is traveling in the wrong direction accidents often occur.  Often, such crashes are “head-on collisions” which happen …

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“Wrong-Way Driver” Crash On I-57 In Matteson Results In Fatality

“Wrong-Way Drivers” often occur after drivers are impaired by alcohol, and in some cases are impaired by drug use. As seen in many “wrong-way driver” accidents – some of which are summarized on this site in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Driver Accidents” category – crashes that happen after drivers drive in the wrong direction …

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“Wrong-Way Driver” Crash On Lake Shore Drive Leads To Four Injured

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.”  The driver of the car that was driving in the wrong lane was later charged with DUI-drugs. According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred as a 2017 Toyota Camry was driving south …

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Illinois Bill Regarding Illinois “Wrong-Way Drivers”

“Wrong-way drivers” continue to be a Chicago-area traffic safety hazard, primarily on expressways and toll roads.  As seen in the many accidents involving “wrong-way drivers” (many of which are summarized on this site in the “wrong-way driver accidents” category) many of these accidents result in one or more fatalities.  Most of the drivers who are driving …

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“Wrong-Way Driver” Fatal Crash In Downtown Chicago

Accidents which occur while drivers are driving in the wrong direction continue to cause serious – and in many cases – fatal injuries.  In most instances these “wrong-way driver” crashes happen when the driver is intoxicated.  On this site, such crashes are summarized in the “Wrong-Way Driver Accidents” category. There was a fatal accident early Monday …

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Driver Dies After Chicago Skyway “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident

There was a fatal “wrong-way driver” crash Saturday evening (December 3, 2016) on the Chicago Skyway. According to information provided by Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:40 p.m., as a Jeep Patriot was driving east in the westbound lanes (i..e. driving in the wrong direction) on the Chicago Skyway.  At that time, the …

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Three Fatalities In I-88 “Wrong-Way Driver” Collision

There was a “wrong-way driver” accident early Friday morning (December 2, 2016) on Interstate 88 (I-88) in Naperville.  The accident, which involved a “head-on collision” between two cars, led to the deaths of three people. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 12:55 a.m., in the westbound lanes of I-88 …

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Two Drivers Dead Following “Wrong-Way Driver” Crash On Route 53

There was a fatal crash early Tuesday morning (July 19, 2016) on Route 53 in Rolling Meadows.  The crash involved a “wrong-way” driver. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) a preliminary investigation indicates that the crash happened at approximately 4:10 a.m. on Route 53 near Euclid Avenue.  At that time, a driver of a …

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Fatal “Head On” Crash In Dolton

There was a fatal “wrong-way” driver crash early Saturday morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway in Dolton, according to the Illinois State Police (ISP). The accident happened as a SUV was driving north in the southbound lanes near 147th Street at approximately 2:30 a.m.  At that time, the SUV collided “head-on” with a southbound car. …

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