Slippery roads contribute to weekend Chicago car accidents

Snow plows and salt trucks hit portions of the Chicago metro area to start last weekend as the Breaking News Center reported slippery driving conditions contributed to several Chicago car accidents on Friday morning.

Also over the weekend, a woman died after driving her car into about 12 feet of water at the DuSable Harbor in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Chicago car accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday near Columbia Yacht Club on Lake Shore Drive.The car drove through a metal pole, down an embankment through a garden area and into the water.

Two divers pulled the driver from the water.

Elsewhere, a two-car accident lead to a fatality Sunday morning in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported. The accident happened about 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of 58th Street and California Avenue.

On Thursday afternoon, a semi truck hauling a trailer of mud collided with a car near Veron Hills in a Chicago trucking accident that shut down traffic for more than two hours, the News Center reported.

The truck was westbound on highway 60 about 2:30 p.m. when it collided with a 2001 Chevy Cavalier turning northbound on to St. Mary’s Road. The truck swerved for about 30 feet and took out a light pole before coming to rest in some trees. The truck’s load did not spill. Both drivers were transported to the hospital; no charges have been filed pending results of the investigation.

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