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Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the US with 2.7 million people. The city is a major center for finance, as well as manufacturing, printing, publishing and food processing. Attracting over 30 million tourists a year, Chicago is also a center of art, entertainment, and music, and is the birthplace of Chicago soul and Chicago blues

Links to recent accidents in the Chicago area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Chicago:

Major Freeways

Other Transportation

  • The Chicago Transit Authority runs an extrensive system of buses within the city of Chicago and a few of the nearby suburbs.
  • Chicago is home to the second-most used commuter rail service in the nation. Called Metra, it operates 11 lines and offered 83.4 million passenger rides in 2014.
  • Chicago is one of the largest passenger rail service hubs in the nation, and Amtrak operates routes that travel all over the U.S. from Chicago.
  • The O'Hare International Airport is located in Chicago, and is considered one of the busiest airports in the world.

Information on Chicago's major hospitals:

The University of Chicago Medicine;

Rush University Medical Center;

Swedish Covenant Hospital;

Weiss Memorial Hospital;

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center.

Resources to find grief support groups:

Center for Grief Recovery and Therapeutic Services - This organization works with individuals, couples and partnerships, families, corporations, and organizations. If you want to learn about Chicago counseling, Chicago counselors, or therapy,  please call for a free consultation at (773) 274-4600. Chicago Grief Support Group directory.

When someone is injured in an accident in Chicago, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.

Where to find legal assistance after a Chicago injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Chicago personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Chicago wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Chicago accident attorney can do to help.

Rank: 
3
Percent of U.S: 
3
State: 
Illinois

Most recent accident reports

A four-door sedan caught fire after crashing into a home in south suburban Dolton late Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
City: 
Dolton, IL
Type: Car Accident

Five people were injured–including four in serious-to-critical condition–after a two-vehicle pin-in crash near the south end of Grant Park early Saturday.

Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Type: Car Accident

One person suffered minor injuries and three lanes were closed for nearly 30 minutes during the morning rush Friday after three semi trucks were involved in a crash on the Tristate Tollway in south suburban Alsip.

Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
City: 
Alsip, IL

At least seven people were injured in a four-car crash early Thursday in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Two women were killed in an early morning crash on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway in west suburban Forest Park on Sunday.
Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Type: Car Accident

One person was hospitalized early Tuesday after, while driving on icy road conditions, their vehicle spun out and hit the wall on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94) in Chicago.

Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Evening rush hour traffic could be affected after a Metra crash near an I-94 exit in the north suburbs.

Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-94 exit
City: 
Niles, IL

An Elgin woman was killed Monday night after her car went over an overpass and landed on U.S. Route 14 in northwest suburban Palatine.

Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. Route 14
Type: Car Accident
A Lake County Sheriff’s detective escaped his unmarked squad car before it was struck by a Metra train Monday night after getting stuck in the snow.

One person was injured when scaffolding collapsed on four cars Friday night in Lincoln Park.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014

Three Chicago Police officers were hospitalized Thursday night after their squad car was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Authorities say more than a dozen bus passengers were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a charter bus in northern Indiana, killing the truck's driver.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Roadway: 
U.S. 20
Type: Bus Accident
Two people were killed and another critically injured in a car crash early New Year’s Day in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Two people were injured and two trucks caught fire Tuesday morning after three semi-trucks crashed in Northwest Indiana. The crash shut down all northbound lanes, and police had opened one lane by 8:15 a.m.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
I-65
City: 
Hobart, IN
Topics: 
Fire

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Monday in southwest suburban Lemont.

Date: 
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Roadway: 
Archer Avenue
City: 
Lemont, IL
Type: Car Accident