Chicago car accidents in steep decline — fatal Illinois accidents decline throughout the region

Four people were seriously injured in a Chicago car accident on Sunday night. The accident in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side involved multiple vehicles, the Breaking News Center reported.

Police and emergency workers responded to the accident shortly before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue. Two victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition. Two other were taken in serious to critical condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

While it was a busy weekend for accidents in the Chicago area, no fatalities were reported. This year is shaping up to be historic in terms of the low number of fatal accidents being reported in Chicago and throughout the state.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that a total of 331 fatal Illinois traffic accidents have claimed 363 lives — 53 fewer than the 414 motorists killed during the same period last year. As our Chicago injury lawyers have reported here and on our sister site, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, last year’s rate of fatal accidents in Illinois was already the lowest recorded in nearly half a century of reporting.

2010 fatal Illinois accidents through June 21:

Chicago
2010: 66 2009: 141 2008: 156
Cook County

2010: 99 2009: 244 2008: 259
Will County
2010: 23 2009: 35 2008: 38
DuPage County

2010: 7 2009: 23 2008: 25
Kane County
2010: 7 2009: 28 2008: 31
Lake County

2010: 6 2009: 16 2008: 28
McHenry County:
2010: 6 2009: 13 2008: 17