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The answer, of course, varies by year. However, we can look at five years of data to get an idea of how many fatal accidents occur in Illinois annually and to identify trends.

Fatal Illinois Accidents 2014-2018

Here’s what we know from the Illinois Department of Transportation about fatal Illinois accidents from 2014-2018:

  • In 2014 there were 845 fatal accidents that resulted in 924 deaths
  • In 2015 there were 914 fatal accidents that resulted in 998 deaths
  • In 2016 there were 1,000 fatal accidents that resulted in 1,078 deaths
  • In 2017 there were 998 fatal accidents that resulted in 1,090 deaths
  • In 2018 there were 948 fatal accidents that resulted in 1,031 deaths

While many fatal crashes involved cars, other vehicles such as motorcycles, trucks, and bicycles and pedestrians were also victims of deadly accidents each year.

Motorcycles

  • In 2014, 115 motorcyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2015, 141 motorcyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2016, 151 motorcyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2017, 153 motorcyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2018, 118 motorcyclists were involved in fatal crashes

Semi-Trucks

  • In 2014, 94 semi-trucks were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2015, 92 semi-trucks were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2016, 117 semi-trucks were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2017, 119 semi-trucks were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2018, 126 semi-trucks were involved in fatal crashes

Pedestrians

  • In 2014, 126 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2015, 146 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2016, 149 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2017, 147 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2018, 165 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes

Pedal-Cyclists

  • In 2014, 26 bicyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2015, 26 bicyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2016, 19 bicyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2017, 26 bicyclists were involved in fatal crashes
  • In 2018, 24 bicyclists were involved in fatal crashes

What If Your Loved One Dies in an IL Crash?

Statistics show us trends and, hopefully, encourage safer behavior. However, statistics cannot capture the grief and loss that occurs with each death.

If your loved one died in a recent Illinois motor vehicle crash, then your family may have a wrongful death case. Contact the experienced lawyers of Hupy and Abraham today for an honest and free case evaluation. We will do everything that we can to hold the right people accountable and to get your family the compensation that you deserve.

Jason F. Abraham
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