Semi Truck Collides With SUV On Dearborn Street In Chicago

There was an accident early this morning involving a semi truck and SUV on Dearborn Street in Chicago.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 2:10 a.m. in the 600 block of North Dearborn Street, when the semi truck was traveling north on Dearborn.  The truck is reported to have run a red light and struck a SUV that was traveling east on Ohio Street.

There was an 11-month-old girl in the back seat of the SUV.  Although she was being held by a female passenger at the time of the accident, she was ejected from the vehicle during the accident.  She was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital.

The driver of the truck has been identified as David Lecher, 39, of Villa Grove.  The driver of the SUV has been identified as Cresencio Acuna, 31, of Chicago.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 14 Chicago Tribune article titled “Baby thrown from SUV in collision with semi” as well as the May 14 MyFoxChicago.com story titled “Baby girl, 11 months, ejected from SUV in River North Crash.”

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

There was a fatal accident this morning on the Kennedy Expressway at Cumberland Avenue involving a semi truck and three cars.

Details on the accident appear very limited at this time.

However, it is being widely reported that the accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m., according to the Illinois State Police.  One man, said to be in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  Two other people were injured and taken to the hospital.

An investigation into the accident continues.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 13 nwherald.com story titled “Kennedy Expressway lanes reopened after 1 killed in crash” as well as the dailyherald.com story of May 13 titled “One killed in multi-vehicle accident on the Kennedy Expressway.”

Fatal Vehicle Accident On Interstate 80 (I-80) Near Harlem Avenue

There was a fatal vehicle accident today around 1:00 p.m. on Interstate 80 (I-80) near Harlem Avenue.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

The accident involved a Ford SUV “rear-ending” a dump truck.

At least one person died as a result of the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 8 Oak Forest Patch.com story titled “1 Person Killed in I-80 Crash Near Harlem Avenue” as well as the May 8 Southtown Star article titled “Two hurt in I-80 near Harlem.”

Collision Between Car And Chicago Police SUV Leaves One Woman Dead

There was a fatal accident this morning involving a collision between a Chicago Police SUV and a car. The accident happened on Chicago’s South Side, at 76th Street and Yates Boulevard, at approximately 10:20 a.m.

The police officers were pursuing suspects of a home invasion that were fleeing.

The two police officers were injured during the collision and were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the car has been identified as Jacqueline Reynolds, 56, of Chicago. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

An excerpt from the May 8 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman killed in collision with police car during South Side chase” :

As with all police chases, the department will look into whether the officers involved in Wednesday’s crash followed proper procedures in pursuing the suspects, a spokesman said. Officers must weigh the seriousness of the offense against the dangers of a chase for other drivers and bystanders.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the myFoxdfw.com article of May 8 titled “Woman killed, officers injured in South Side traffic crash.”

Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s Marquette Park Neighborhood

There was a motorcycle accident early this morning in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood.

The accident involved a motorcycle with a passenger crashing into a parked Chicago Police car at 12:45 a.m. at South Western Avenue and West 71st Street.

During the accident, the motorcycle’s driver, said to be a 40-year-old male, was ejected from the motorcycle.  His injuries included broken bones.

The passenger, said to be a 22-year-old woman, was pinned under the police car following the accident; the Chicago Fire Department was called to extract her from under the car.  She suffered broken bones and other injuries.

Both the motorcyclist and the passenger were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Police believe that either drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 5 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcycle hits parked police car in Marquette Park” as well as the May 5 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclists Injured In Chicago Lawn Squad Car Crash.”

Edens Expressway Accident In Northbrook, Illinois

There was a vehicle accident on Sunday night (April 21) on the Edens Expressway in Northbrook, Illinois, that injured four people.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened on the Edens near Tower Road, in the northbound lanes. The accident happened around 9:10 p.m.

The accident happened when a truck struck a car as the truck merged from the right lane into the center lane. The truck driver then veered to the right, struck another car, and ran into a wall on the left shoulder.

A very intense fire resulted from the accident.

The truck driver was cited for various items including improper lane usage.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 22 ABC7Chicago.com article “4 reportedly injured in fiery crash on Edens Expressway” as well as the April 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “Brothers help save victims from fiery Edens crash.”

Fatal Car Accident In Niles, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident early this morning (April 6) in Niles, Illinois.

The accident happened when a vehicle was traveling south on Caldwell Avenue, southeast of Waukegan Road, left the roadway and struck a tree.  The accident happened shortly after 2:00 a.m., according to Niles Police.

The man, who died at the accident scene, has been identified as Timothy Thomas, of Chicago.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 6 Morton Grove Champion article titled “Driver identified in fatal Niles crash” as well as the April 6 abc7chicago.com story titled “Car crashes into house in Oak Lawn, killing driver; Niles crash also leaves driver dead.”

Fatal Car Accident On West Howard Street

There was a fatal car accident Thursday night, March 28, in the 2900 block of West Howard Street in Chicago.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:10 p.m., when a 1993 Honda was driving eastbound on Howard Street “at a high speed” when it veered off the roadway and struck a tree.

One person, Kevoyn Cox, 18, of Evanston, died following the accident, and four others were injured and taken to area hospitals.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 1 Chicago Tribune article titled “Speed cited in crash that killed Evanston High School senior” as well as the March 29 myfoxchicago.com article titled “1 dead, 4 injured in Rogers Park Crash.”