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Chicago, IL - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

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.

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3
Percent of U.S: 
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State: 
Illinois

Most recent accident reports

A man drove an SUV into an IDOT maintenance truck that was stopped to help a motorist on the Interstate 90/94 Kennedy Expressway, sending a worker and driver to area hospitals Sunday night.

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A rollover accident shut down all southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway near 81st Street Saturday.

The crash happened at about 5:30 a.m.

Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014

An explosive crash on the Reagan Tollway killed a toll worker instantly and left an Illinois state trooper, identified as Trooper Douglas Balder seriously injured.

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Reagan Tollway
City: 
Aurora, IL

Two men were killed in a rollover crash Monday night in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A truck's gas tank ruptured and was spilling fuel on the Dan Ryan expressway after it was involved in a rollover crash Monday afternoon. The crash happened about 2:45 p.m., according to unconfirmed dispatch reports.
Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Seven people, including a three-month-old child, were hurt in a crash in northwest suburban Crystal Lake Friday evening.

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A fatal crash involving two pickups and a semi truck shut down the westbound lanes of I-80 for more than five hours in southwest suburban Minooka on Thursday morning.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Roadway: 
I-80

One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a multiple-vehicle accident that shut down eastbound I-94 near Michigan City, Indiana police said.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Roadway: 
I-94

A bus carrying the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team was involved in a minor hit-and-run accident on Interstate 65 near Merrillville, Ind., on its way to a game at Wisconsin-Parkside Wednesday night, the university said in a release.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Roadway: 
I-65
Type: Bus Accident

A girl identified as Alyssa Carranza 7, was found dead in a snowbank hours after a car was hit by a Metra train. A man, Francisco Carranza 36, believed to be her father, was also killed in the crash.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Interstate 74 was shut down in Shelby County for a second time on Tuesday after a crash involving two semis.

INDOT reported all lanes of I-74 westbound at the 111 mile marker in Shelby County were closed because of the crash.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2014
Roadway: 
I-74
City: 
Shelby, IN
A 13-year-old boy was in the hospital Tuesday after he was injured in a hit-and-run crash.
Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014

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