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Car Crashes Killed 112 In City In 2015, Including 40 Pedestrians: IDOT

 A crash scene on Lake Shore Drive from April of 2017.
A crash scene on Lake Shore Drive from April of 2017.
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CHICAGO — Forty pedestrians were killed in car crashes the city in 2015, up 14.3 percent from 2014, according to data released by state officials.

In all, 112 people died in crashes on Chicago's roads during 2015, according to data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld has said pedestrian deaths nationwide increased approximately 10 percent in 2015, making Chicago's increase especially troubling.

In all, 2,673 pedestrians were injured in car crashes in 2015, according to the data.

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Scheinfeld has pledged that city officials will step up their efforts to achieve the city's goal of eliminating death and serious injuries from traffic crashes by 2026 as part of the mayor's Vision Zero campaign.

City data released in February found 46 pedestrians were killed in crashes during 2015.

Representatives of the Chicago Department of Transportation did not respond to questions about the discrepancy between state and local crash data.

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The 2015 data complied by state officials also found:

• The deadliest day of the week for fatal car crashes is Saturday, with 20 deaths.

• The least deadly day of the week is Tuesday, with 11 fatal crashes.

• The deadliest time of day for fatal car crashes is from 1-2 p.m., with 10 fatal crashes.

• The least deadly times of day for fatal car crashes is 8-9 a.m. and from 11 a.m.-noon, with zero fatal crashes.

• Ninety-three fatal car crashes occurred when the weather was clear.

• Ninety-two fatal car crashes took place when roads were dry, according to state data.

The crash data was first reported by Streetsblog Chicago.

Read the 2015 Chicago dooring report here:

Chicago Dooring Report 2015 by Heather Cherone on Scribd

Read the 2015 Chicago Crash report:

Chicago 2015 City Summary by Heather Cherone on Scribd