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Complete Cook County, IL accident reports and news.


Accidents in Cook County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Cook County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Cook County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Cook County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Cook County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Accident Reports by city

Alsip, IL - 1
Chicago, IL - 240
Lyons, IL - 1
Niles, IL - 5
Posen, IL - 1

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Tue, 01/17/2017 Car Accident Henry Brooks, 41 and two others dead, one critical after violent single-vehicle crash on I-290 near Western in Chicago, Illinois
Mon, 01/16/2017 Bus Accident 4 people injured when SUV collides with CTA bus at South Kedzie Avenue and 79th in south Chicago, Illinois
Wed, 01/11/2017 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Jezniah Smith, 34, killed in collision at West Division Street and North Sacramento Avenue in Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
Tue, 01/10/2017 Pedestrian Accident 24-year-old man struck, killed while changing tire on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Illinois
Mon, 01/09/2017 Car Accident Katharine G. Bizzotto, 31, killed and one person injured in collision involving snow plow at Alice and Halsted in Chicago Heights, Illinois
Mon, 01/09/2017 Pedestrian Accident Shadara Sabria Muhammad, 21, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver at 69th and Wentworth in Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
Sun, 01/08/2017 Pedestrian Accident Male pedestrian killed in collision on South Cicero in Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
Mon, 01/02/2017 Pedestrian Accident Woman killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver on West Chicago Avenue in Austin neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
Thu, 12/29/2016 Car Accident Two people injured in head-on collision at 123rd and Southwest Highway in Palos Park, Illinois
Thu, 12/29/2016 Car Accident One woman killed and man injured in head-on collision on 123rd Street in Palos Park, Illinois
Tue, 12/27/2016 Car Accident 1 person hospitalized after rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's South Side
Thu, 12/22/2016 Car Accident Three people injured in five-vehicle crash at West Division Street and North Orleans Street on Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois
Thu, 12/22/2016 Pedestrian Accident Telesfora A. Escamilla, 84, killed in pedestrian collision with Amazon truck at 28th Street and Drake in Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
Wed, 12/21/2016 Car Accident Injuries reported in 5-vehicle crash on Tri-State Tollway in Chicago, Illinois
Thu, 12/15/2016 Car Accident Jaquira L. Brown, 26, Lanae Dinnett Riley, 22, and Tondalia Dubose, 29, dead, Jaunitra Holloman, 20, injured after high-speed BMW crash on Harrison Street in Posen, Illinois
Wed, 12/14/2016 Car Accident 40-year-old man critically injured when truck hits tree on North Broadway in Uptown Chicago, Illinois
Fri, 12/09/2016 Car Accident One teen killed and one injured in crash following police chase at Kinzie and Kilbourn in West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
Tue, 12/06/2016 Car Accident Injuries reported in three-car crash on West 95th Street and South Vincennes Avenue in Chicago, Illinois
Mon, 12/05/2016 Truck Accident Man, 48, injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-90 near Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Sun, 12/04/2016 Car Accident Eugene N. Ackerman, 72, and Michael Schaaf, 27, killed in rear-end collision on Dan Ryan Expressway near 43rd Street in Chicago, Illinois