Today, the Chicago Tribune published an article titled “Traffic deaths in Illinois rise for second straight year.” The article discusses year 2013 Illinois fatal car accidents and fatal vehicle accident trends in Illinois.
Notable excerpts include:
Traffic deaths on Illinois roads rose slightly for a second straight year in 2013, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
As of New Year’s Eve, there were 973 crash fatalities in 2013 compared with 956 fatalities in 2012, a nearly 2 percent increase. That uptick adds to a 4 percent rise last year, when the death toll of 956 compared with 918 in 2011.
The state’s data include not only deaths involving vehicles, but those involving pedestrians and cyclists. Adkins said that crash fatalities in recent years have been on a steady decline nationally — except for a spike in 2012 — but deaths involving pedestrians and cyclists are on the rise.
Additional details can be seen in the above-referenced Chicago Tribune article. As well, the CBS Chicago article of December 30 also has commentary in a story titled “Traffic Deaths On Illinois Roadways Increase In 2013.”
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