Vehicles 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 Elman Joseph Law Group blog posts concerning these incidents:

(please note, these posts are from the Elman Joseph Law Group’s Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog and Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lake County IL Car Accident Lawyer blog)

April 15, 2012: “Five-Car Accident On Route 41 In North Chicago, Illinois Attributed To Wrong-Way Driver

April 10, 2012: “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver Travels 10 Miles On Interstate 90 (I90) In Illinois

April 2, 2012: “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver On Edens Expressway In Wilmette, Illinois

February 22, 2012: “Another “Wrong-Way” Driver Incident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

February 11, 2012: “”Wrong-Way” Driver Collides With Car On Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway

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: “Wrong-Way Driver Travels For Over 11 Miles On Illinois’ Edens Expressway

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 the post titled “2 Killed On I88 In Lisle During Wrong-Way Head-On Collision


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