Overnight and early this morning (January 12, 2016) there were reports of many car and vehicle accidents in the Chicago area, including in Lake County.
Many factors made for slick and “icy” roadway conditions. The area generally got about 3″ inches of snowfall . This snowfall, combined with temperatures in the single digits, contributed to the slick conditions which led to many early-morning car accidents. Many of these accidents included “spinouts” and “slideoffs” (i.e. where the vehicle slides off the roadway.
A review of Lake County crash data shows accidents that are distributed throughout the county. Accidents happened in many areas, including U.S. Highway 45 in Vernon Hills, Route 22 in Lincolnshire, Route 83 in Lake Villa, and Route 41 in Highland Park.
In addition, there were a number of “stalled” vehicles, with the cold weather likely contributing to the number of disabled vehicles.
In this site, tips and warnings concerning adverse winter driving conditions can be seen in the “traffic safety” posts. One of these posts, that of February 1, 2015 (“Warning Concerning Lake County Hazardous Driving Conditions“) mentions the hazards presented by “black ice,” a condition that likely contributed to numerous crashes this morning.
Media sources that discuss various Chicago area crashes includes the CBS Chicago article (with video) of this morning titled “Slick Pavement, Drifting Snow Make For Brutal Start To The Day.”
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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