Motorists Driving In The Wrong Direction In The Chicago Area

In the recent past there have been a variety of “wrong-way” driver incidents on Chicago area expressways and Lake Shore Drive. Some of these incidents involved accidents, including fatal accidents.  While none of these incidents involved motorcycles, it seems advisable to elevate awareness of the increasing nature of cars driving on the wrong side of the road, especially since accidents involving these “wrong-way” drivers often include fatalities.

Here is a list, in reverse chronological order, of “wrong-way” driver incidents that have been widely reported, along with links to the relevant blog posts concerning these incidents:

(please note, the first four posts are from the Elman Joseph Law Group’s Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog, whereas the last two are from Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lake County IL Car Accident Lawyer blog)

February 9, 2012: “Wrong-Way Driver Collides With Car And Van On Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

February 6, 2012: “4 Dead In Wrong-Way Car Accident On I-80 In Hazel Crest, Illinois

February 3, 2012: “Wrong-Way Driver On Chicago’s Stevenson Expressway Drives 6 Miles, Then Crashes “Head-On” Into Another Car

January 16, 2012: “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver Incident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

December 15, 2011: “Edens Expressway Wrong-Way Driver Travels For Over 11 Miles

As well, there have been a variety of other “wrong-way” incidents in 2011, both on Chicago-area expressways as well as other roadways. These crashes included that of August 6, as seen in “2 Killed On I88 In Lisle During Wrong-Way Head-On Collision.”


Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC ( concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, call 773-392-8182 at any time for a free consultation to discuss your rights. There is no fee for this consultation.