Over the last couple of days (January 6 & January 7, 2014) there have been many Lake County and Chicago-area car accidents. Many of these car accidents were (at least in part) due to the coldest temperatures in two decades – reaching as low as -16 degrees – and accompanying various dangerous winter driving conditions including black ice conditions on Illinois roads.
A couple of excerpts from the CBS Chicago article of January 7, 2014 titled “Deep Freeze Continues; So Do Icy Road Conditions” :
Though no fresh snow has fallen since Sunday, subzero temperatures have rendered road salt ineffective, and even some de-icing chemicals haven’t done enough to clear streets of packed snow and ice.
Some roads might look clear, but there is plenty of black ice – hidden slick spots – leading to spin-outs and crashes on area roads.
Illinois State Police said at least 60 crashes had been reported on Chicago area highways so far on Tuesday. Hundreds more crashes and spinouts were reported statewide on Monday, with state police assisting at least 2,500 stranded motorists.
As far as Lake County car accidents and other hazards are concerned, various car accidents and stalled vehicles were reported by the Lake County Passage system for January 6 and January 7. Route 120, Route 176, I-94, and a variety of other Lake County state routes, expressways and roads had vehicle accidents.
Additional details and possible updates regarding these Illinois car accidents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above and the Lake County Passage system.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.