1 killed, 3 hurt as car hits 'L' pillar

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A female driver was killed overnight and her three passengers injured when her car slammed into a CTA 'L' pillar along Lake Street on Chicago's West Side, officials said.

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betty boop

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Jul 1, 2008
 
my condolences and prayers
u gotta be kidding

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Jul 1, 2008
 
ouch.

“Walt Frazier for POTUS”

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Jul 1, 2008
 
Frankly it's a surprise more accidents haven't occurred on Lake Street. During PM rush hour it's like the Chicago 500.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Betty P wrote:
Thanks to Ron Huberman, another one bites the dust! That pillar was recommended for removal over 6 months ago.
How do you know that? Or which pillar it was?

The pillar was probably like most trees hit by cars--it darted out in front of her.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
They were out joy riding, darting in and out of those pillars to see how fast they could go. Guess she didnt cut steering wheel fast enough.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
I have a question, and this honestly, truly IS a question (as opposed to an agenda disguised as a question):

The phrase "female driver" gave me pause, but then I wondered if the Tribune also uses "male driver". Does anyone know?
Sharp Shooter

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Jul 1, 2008
 
Ooops
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Question wrote:
I have a question, and this honestly, truly IS a question (as opposed to an agenda disguised as a question):
The phrase "female driver" gave me pause, but then I wondered if the Tribune also uses "male driver". Does anyone know?
I believe that when it's a mixed group (male/female) and they don't identify names they will identify individuals by gender (i.e. female driver, male passenger, etc.)
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Jul 1, 2008
 
I don't think this is the first fatal accident on Lake Street and won't be the last. Many through the years have found this stretch to be the ultimate thrill due to it's dangerous nature. You're driving 30 miles an hour inches from death. It's not the same as hitting a tree or a light pole. The Lake Street EL was scheduled to be demolished at one time. Perhaps that would have been a good idea. It is ugly and dangerous. Please respect the grieving families involved and don't assume that these young people were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Apollo wrote:
I don't think this is the first fatal accident on Lake Street and won't be the last. Many through the years have found this stretch to be the ultimate thrill due to it's dangerous nature. You're driving 30 miles an hour inches from death. It's not the same as hitting a tree or a light pole. The Lake Street EL was scheduled to be demolished at one time. Perhaps that would have been a good idea. It is ugly and dangerous. Please respect the grieving families involved and don't assume that these young people were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Betty P wrote:
Thanks to Ron Huberman, another one bites the dust! That pillar was recommended for removal over 6 months ago.
Seriously? You're blaming Ron Huberman for a carload of kids slamming into a pillar?

How about the passengers who are in good condition this morning? No one was able to get this girl out of the car? Not saying it was their fault but I might be a little more concerned about the actions of someone who was actual at the site of the accident rather than Ron Huberman. I hope that guy makes a butt load of money for all the crap he has to read/hear from the witless who can't comprehend the concept of actions leading to consequences.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Dagnanimous wrote:
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Seriously? You're blaming Ron Huberman for a carload of kids slamming into a pillar?
How about the passengers who are in good condition this morning? No one was able to get this girl out of the car? Not saying it was their fault but I might be a little more concerned about the actions of someone who was actual at the site of the accident rather than Ron Huberman. I hope that guy makes a butt load of money for all the crap he has to read/hear from the witless who can't comprehend the concept of actions leading to consequences.
That is exactly what i was wondering....How was the other 3 able to make it out the car but the female was stuck in there to burn...They didn't go back and try to pull her from the car?
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Jul 1, 2008
 
to Question: The Trib story (at least as of 9:05 am) is referencing two different incidents. The headline story on Lake Street and a second crash with 5 people in the car.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
candyland wrote:
drunk or high?
my guess... both.
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Jul 1, 2008
 
i, believe all of the above are idiots with no respect if you where not there dont assume... the guys tried to go back and take her out they pulled out one person with the car on fire and went they went back it was to late the car was engulfed in flames. what would u do have you ever been in a situation dont speak on it .... may she rest in peace
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Saluki Rod wrote:
Frankly it's a surprise more accidents haven't occurred on Lake Street. During PM rush hour it's like the Chicago 500.
I used to park there and take the train to work until I saw how that street was treated like a slalom course.
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LostWorld Gangster wrote:
i, believe all of the above are idiots with no respect if you where not there dont assume... the guys tried to go back and take her out they pulled out one person with the car on fire and went they went back it was to late the car was engulfed in flames. what would u do have you ever been in a situation dont speak on it .... may she rest in peace
Check the car's black box (if so equipped) to see the rate of speed prior to impact. That'll tell the true story. Folks need to slow down!
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Jul 1, 2008
 
Did anyone hear a horn honk?
Lost World

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Jul 1, 2008
 
you people have no respect may she rest in piece one love.what if it was you think about it before you assume the passengers tried to get her out. mind you they got hurt andcar is on fire
Danny Al Fayed

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#28
Jul 1, 2008
 
While Huberman isnt toblame for this accident,you can bet when the pole is fixed he'll be out there getting his picture taken for the photo opportunity.The real question is, will he be photographed runnng around shirtless frolicking with his meth boy friends like he was at the Mid somerfest in Andersonville a few weeks ago?...and these are our public officials.

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