Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fatal Accident At LSD & Irving Park

From the Sun-Times: Two young men were killed and another person was critically injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Lake Shore Drive, which was slippery because of the rain and new pavement early Wednesday.

The accident happened about 3 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Irving Park Road, according to police. Both cars were apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said. Read the entire article here.


  1. It sucks these people died but in all honesty I can't feel too bad. It appears speed was the issue here. I can't tell you how many drivers go down lake shore at insane speeds weaving in and out of traffic like it's a race track. It's unsafe for them and for everyone else on the road. The police really need to patrol LSD - I would even be up for speed cameras. There is no reason to drive over 60 on LSD.

  2. There is a ton of debris along Recreation drive. A pretty smashed up SUV is parked in the parking lot there also. Looked bad. I didn't think much of it until I saw this post.

  3. As someone who takes the LSD route everyday, one thing I've noticed (just an observation) is that the cars recklessly weaving, and passing/speeding from lane to lane without signaling, tend to be the BMW's or Mercedes, no doubt in a hurry to get to the north shore.

    Just an observation, after years of driving LSD

  4. I have also witnessed the high speed and total disregard for other peoples safety. I agree, more police should be sitting on the drive or install some secret cameras.

  5. Starck:
    I drive LSD a few times a week, in the early morning and late at night and I, too, see a lot of cars driving recklessly and waving in and out of traffic. However, I've noticed a lot of them tend to be Pontiacs and Toyotas and 12-year-old Nissans.
    And, um, LSD is a terribly inefficinet way to get to the North Shore -- that's what the Edens is for. Likely those speeders and weavers are your neighbors!

  6. As a guy who races cars let me say that while racing is dangerous, street racing is both dangerous and dumb. Wet pavement is dangerous and is most dangerous early in a rain storm because the grease has yet to be washed off of the road. Most street cars are not particulrly safe at 100 mph and the only Chrysler product that I would drive at 100 mph on Lake Shore is the Dodge Viper. The idea of driving at triple-digits in a Chrysler Crossover is simply wrong, sure the car will go 100 but it really is not built for that sort of speed - and heck look who is now warrantying those things!