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.”