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Several Injured In Expressway Crashes Early Tuesday

Seven people were injured during crashes on I-90 early Tuesday — just one of several accidents that police said occurred on Chicago-area expressways in the early hours of the new year.

01/01/2013

Three accidents -- one of them fatal -- on the Eisenhower Expressway on Sept. 22, 2012, forced police to close part of the expressway while they investigated. (Credit: CBS)

3 Accidents On I-290 Leave One Person Dead

Three accidents — one fatal — brought traffic to a standstill Saturday night on the Eisenhower Expressway.

09/23/2012

Texting

Cell Phone Use While Driving Blamed For 3 Holiday Weekend Accidents

Several accidents over the holiday weekend are being taken as more evidence of the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

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3 Killed On Chicago Roads Since Monday Afternoon

Three people have been killed on Chicago roads since Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Wrong-Way Fatal Crash

Report: Deadly Crashes Up 9 Percent In Illinois This Year

The number of deadly crashes on Illinois roads is up 9 percent from this time last year, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

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Utter Chaos Erupts At Overcrowded West Side Nightclub

Police discovered complete chaos when they were called to a West Side bar early Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Icy Road Accident

Icy Roads Blamed For Serious Crashes Across Area

Treacherous, ice-covered roads early Thursday were blamed for numerous serious accidents across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Car; Union Pacific-West Line Shut Down

The Metra Union Pacific West Line was shut down for some time Thursday morning, after a train hit an empty car in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Snowy Morning Crash

Slick, Snowy Roads Blamed For Deadly Crash, Many Spinouts

The first measurable snowfall of the year might not have seemed like a big deal by Chicago winter standards, but it is being blamed for at least one deadly accident during the morning commute.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

First Snow

Season’s First Measurable Snowfall Comes At Last

It came two and a half weeks later than average, but on Friday morning the inevitable happened.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Metra Accident

Police: 2 Metra Train Collisions With Abandoned Cars Are Related

Investigators believe two recent collisions between Metra trains and cars left on the tracks at the same Des Plaines crossing are related.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

City officials placed 32 mannequins along the median of Wacker Drive on Oct. 25, 2011, to represent the 32 pedestrians killed in 2010 when they were hit by cars. (Credit: CBS)

Mannequins Set Up In Memory Of Pedestrian Crash Victims

Motorists and pedestrians on Wacker Drive Tuesday will be subjected to a ghastly sight that has nothing to do with Halloween.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Bath Salts

Indiana Woman Causes Multiple Accidents While High On ‘Bath Salts’

“Bath salts” are being blamed for an Indiana woman’s misadventure on the roads this week that ended with a crash into a Boulder and several police squad cars.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

State To Begin Tracking ‘Dooring’ Bicycle Crashes

The state of Illinois will now begin tracking so called “dooring” crashes involving bicyclists and opened doors from parked cars.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

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State Pushes For Motorcycle Safety

Illinois is trying to make a point about cycle safety with the name of its new campaign: ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles.’

WBBM Newsradio–03/31/2011

Route 83 Crash

Icy Roads Blamed For Rash Of Accidents, Spinouts

Wintry conditions have returned in Chicago, and an icy glaze on many area roadways has caused several traffic accidents and spinouts.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

Spinouts

Dangerous Ice Causes Crashes, Spinouts

Dangerous ice is being blamed for numerous accidents and spinouts on Chicago area roadways.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Expressway Traffic

Multiple Crashes Tie Up Stevenson

A jackknifed semi caused a diesel fuel spill Monday morning on the inbound Stevenson Expressway that shut down all four lanes.

12/06/2010

Squad Car Crash

7 Police Officers Hurt In 3 Crashes

Seven Chicago Police officers were injured overnight in a series of crashes on the city’s West and Northwest sides.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2010