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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

Two people were killed when they were struck by a vehicle in northwest Indiana.

Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown
Crisis counselors were at a northwest Indiana school Monday after a teacher was one of two people killed in a roadside accident over the weekend. The other victim was a man who had tried to help that teacher just hours after he had gotten married.
Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Northbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 65 in Indiana are shut down after a tanker truck rolled over Saturday morning.

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Roadway: 
I-65
City: 
Gary, IN

Police are investigating if weather played a role in a deadly crash in Chicago.

According to authorities, the 64-year-old driver hit a tree and then crashed into a store front in the 6200-block of North Pulaski at approximately 1 a.m.

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Type: Car Accident

A man was killed in a crash in the Gage Park neighborhood on the South Side early Saturday.

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Type: Car Accident

All lanes of Interstate 80 near LaGrange Road were shut down to traffic Saturday morning after a semi-truck tipped over, police said.

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Roadway: 
I-80
City: 
Mokena, IL

An 80-year-old man died Friday after he was struck by a van in the Lake View neighborhood Thursday morning on the North Side.

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013

All lanes have reopened on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana after three semi trucks and one car were involved in a crash Wednesday morning, closing all eastbound lanes to traffic just in time for the morning commute.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
City: 
Gary, IN
A child was critically injured and four other people were also hurt in a multi-vehicle crash on the Chicago Skyway late Wednesday afternoon.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A Wheaton man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he struck and killed an elderly woman Thursday morning in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

An elderly man was killed and a woman was injured in a crash in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
City: 
Elgin, IL

Four people were hospitalized early Tuesday after three vehicles, including a Chicago Police SUV, crashed in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Roadway: 
72nd Street

Charges are pending against the driver whose passenger was killed in a crash Monday afternoon on the South Side, an accident police say was drug-related.

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013

An Avon woman died Sunday evening from injuries she suffered in a three-vehicle crash in Jasper County.

Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Roadway: 
I-65

A man was struck and killed while riding his bicycle late Friday night in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013