6 Car Accident On Illinois I-55 Has Injured 7 People

A six-car accident on Illinois I-55 at Madison Street has injured seven people On Sunday May 8 2011. Details on the accident are lacking; however,  an excerpt from the August 9 Burr Ridge Patch, in an article titled “I-55 Crash Sends Seven to Hospital” states the following: A six-car accident and vehicle fire on the …

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Four People Injured In Serious Edens Spur Accident In Northbrook Illinois

Four people were injured in a “chain reaction crash” caused by a speeding driver on the Edens Spur near Northbrook, Illinois on Wednesday May 4. According to the Northbrook Fire Department, the three-vehicle crash happened about 4:45 p.m. on the Edens Spur near Skokie Boulevard.  Although seven ambulances were sent to the scene, four people …

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A Quarter Of All Car Accidents Involve Cell Phone Usage

According to a Chicago Sun-Times story of April 27, “A quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use,” “According to the National Safety Council, a quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 9 percent of drivers are on their cell phones at any given …

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Deerfield, Illinois Car Accident Sends Two Drivers To Hospital

On Monday, May 2, a two-car accident caused two people to be sent to the hospital. The accident occurred in Deerfield, Illinois on Waukegan Road, in front of Deerfield Mall. Deerfield police were responding to a medical call just before 3 p.m. at the Deerfield Red Roof Inn, 340 S. Waukegan Road, when a Jeep …

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State of Illinois to Start Tracking Bicycle ‘Dooring’ Collisions

The Chicago Tribune of April 24 reported in an article titled “Illinois to start tracking bicycle ‘dooring’ collisions” that the state will start tracking bicycle accidents including “dooring.” The data will be incorporated into annual traffic accident summaries compiled by IDOT, the Illinois Department of Transportation.  This policy is being implemented to help reduce “dooring” crashes, …

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