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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.

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

Most recent accident reports

A Chicago police officer and two others were injured in an alcohol-related crash in the Englewood neighborhood early Wednesday. The crash, which involved a squad car, occurred about 12:45 a.m. in the 7400 block of South Halsted Street, police said.
Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
A 13-year-old girl was at the wheel of a car when the vehicle struck a tree in Olympia Fields Wednesday and killed a 12-year-old passenger inside, according to friends and family members of the victim.
Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A woman was killed in a crash in southwest suburban Hickory Hills Tuesday evening.

Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013

A woman from Minooka is dead following a crash in Hammond, Ind.

Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Roadway: 
Sheffield St.
A Chicago Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash on the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday on the North Side.
Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Six elementary-age children were taken to a hospital as a precaution, after a semi-tractor trailer truck hit a school bus in southwest suburban Stickney on Friday.
Gurnee police are asking for the public's help finding a vehicle that is thought to have hit and killed a man and injured his dog in the Lake County suburb early this morning.
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2013
City: 
Gurnee, IL

Hanover Central Middle School student Jeffrey Bellinger, 13, was walking along the side of a set of CSX railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon when he was hit from behind by a freight train that was unable to stop.