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Icy Roadways Cause More than a Dozen Illinois Car Accidents in Geneva

There were at least a dozen car accidents in Geneva on December 29th. Why so many? Most would blame the slippery conditions of the icy roadways. Others would say that it’s the driver’s faults because they didn’t adjust to the weather conditions. On that same day, the commuter train collided with a vehicle at the tracks in West Chicago on Route 38. If you remember, this was also the same day that Geneva officers sent out the Nixle e-blast to warn drivers to be careful on our roadways because of the ice and snow, according to the Geneva Patch.
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Our Illinois car accident attorneys understand that there are probably even more car accidents that happened during this time. Accident reports are expected to trickle in after the fact. As we enter winter season in earnest, drivers are urged to use extra caution on the roads. Roadways can get slippery and fatal accidents can result if we’re not careful. Start off the New Year with a resolution to be a better driver!

Accident on East Fabyan Parkway:

This head-on collision happened just before 5:30 a.m. near Route 25 when one of the vehicles lost control on an icy bridge, hit the rail and spun out. In an attempt to avoid an accident with the first car, a second car started to slide on the icy roadways and also struck the rail of the bridge. The accident resulted in nearly $2,000 in damage to the vehicles. One driver was transported to Delnor Hospital with injuries.

Accident near Chalmers on Route 25:

This accident happened when a Mustang crashed into a guard rail on the overpass for the Union Pacific Railroad bridge. Reports indicate that the driver lost control of his vehicle because of the ice on the road. Nearly $2,000 in damage was done to the vehicle in the accident.

Accident on South Third Street:

This accident happened just after 10:00 a.m. when a vehicle rear ended another vehicle on the 500 block of South Third Street. There was nearly $2,000 in damage done to one of the vehicles involved in the accident. One driver received a traffic citation for improper backing.

Accident on Randall Road:

A pickup truck collided with another vehicle just after 5:30 a.m. on South Randall Road close to Kaneville Road. One of the drivers was issued a traffic citation for driving too fast for current weather and road conditions.

Other December 29th car accidents in Geneva:

-Accident near Route 25 on East Fabyan Parkway just before 5:00 a.m.

-Car accident on East State Street just before 5:30 a.m.

-Car accident on Fabyan Parkway Bridge at roughly 5:30 a.m.

-Three-car accident on Fabyan Parkway at 5:30 a.m.

-Car collision on South Second Street around 10:40 a.m.

-Single-car accident near Kautz Road on Geneva Drive shortly after 1:10 p.m.

-Car accident on East State Street just before 1:45 p.m.

-Two-car accident on Crissey just before 7:00 a.m.

If you or a family member has been injured in a traffic accident in Chicago or any of the surrounding areas, the personal injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers at Abels & Annes offer free and confidential appointments to discuss your rights. Call (866) 99-ABELS. There is no fee unless you win.

Additional Resources:

How Slippery Was it Dec. 29? At Least 12 Accidents in Geneva, by Rick Nagel, Geneva Patch
More Blog Entries:

New Year’s Resolutions: Reducing Risks of Car Accidents in Chicago, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, January 4, 2012

Officials Continue Efforts to Help Reduce Risks of Distraction-Related Car Accidents in Chicago and Elsewhere
, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, January 1, 2012