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Walking safety: five common causes of pedestrian accidents

Most pedestrians understand the risks they face when crossing intersections and walking on streets. However, sometimes a pedestrian can get hurt in an accident even after being cautious, following all traffic signals and using crosswalks. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries or death, even in collisions that involve slow-moving vehicles. Here are some of …

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Chicago’s most dangerous roads and highways for car accidents

Traveling on busy roads and highways is unavoidable when living in a bustling city like Chicago. As one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, Chicago sees thousands of deaths each year due to car accidents and an even higher number of crash-related injuries. Highways like the Dan Ryan Expressway and Eisenhower Expressway provide …

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Hallucinating woman deliberately causes auto accident

A Chicago woman was arrested for causing a multi-vehicle auto accident while driving under the influence of drugs. She faces multiple charges for the collision in Riverside, Illinois. Police said Rashawna E. Beachem, 34, intentionally struck the car in front of her after hallucinating on PCP. She wrongly believed that the driver was attempting to …

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Driving safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Driving in Illinois is limited to essential travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. State officials have said that residents should stay home as much as possible and only venture out for essential reasons such as getting medication, shopping for groceries or picking up meals. Chicago police officers started performing roadside safety checks in early April …

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Why empty roads amid the coronavirus shutdowns are still dangerous

With many schools and businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are fewer cars on U.S. roads. Unfortunately, some motorists are driving faster than usual to take advantage of the empty highways. Speeding is dangerous for both drivers and passengers due to the risk of car accidents. Crashes can cause serious injuries that may …

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Pedestrian suffers partial arm amputation after being hit by minivan

A 30-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in the village of Beach Park, Illinois. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies rushed to the scene of the accident and found him lying on the ground with critical injuries. The man had been walking in the roadway when the driver hit him. He suffered …

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Dump truck driver cited in fatal collision with bicyclist

Police cited a truck driver for negligent driving and making an improper right turn in an accident that killed a 37-year-old bicyclist. The crash occurred in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Bicyclist Carla Aiello died from multiple injuries after being struck by a dump truck. The truck driver was a 41-year-old man who …

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Retired priest charged with two felonies in fatal hit and run crash

A 73-year-old retired priest is facing two felony charges in a deadly hit-and-run accident that killed a teacher. He was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Paul Burak, a former pastor at St. Michael Catholic Church in Orland Park, Illinois, hit two female teachers who were crossing the road after leaving …

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Heavy rain leads to fatal car accident on I-55

Unpredictable winter weather in Illinois creates adverse road conditions that can lead to motor vehicle accidents. Snow, ice, sleet, heavy rain, fog and freezing temperatures can all significantly impact a driver’s visibility on the road. In a recent case, a man was killed and four other people were injured in a crash on northbound Interstate …

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Scooter rider strikes pedestrian and gets hit by car while fleeing police

A 45-year-old electric scooter rider struck a male pedestrian who was walking on a Chicago sidewalk. In the span of a few minutes, the rider went from causing a pedestrian accident to being knocked down by a vehicle himself while trying to escape a police chase near a busy intersection. Police were trying to get …

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