Lincoln Square crash: Car plows into seating area near McDonald's, Chicago police say

There was a Chicago crash in Lincoln Square Monday night after a car crashed into a seating area near a Lincoln Avenue McDonald's, CPD said.

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ramochai
ramochai
176 · 8 days ago · Reddit

A pedestrian plaza without bollards is like a balcony without railings. Bollards are good, bollards are needed, bollards are important, bollards save lives. BOLLARDS NOW.

InternetArtisan
InternetArtisan
85 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Cars plowing into outside seating areas is becoming a trend lately.

PhileasFoggsTrvlAgt
PhileasFoggsTrvlAgt
62 · 8 days ago · Reddit

And CDOT is still limiting the proposed streetscape of that area to sidewalks and side streets because they don't want to slow down drivers on Lincoln too much.

ChicagoJohn123
ChicagoJohn123
36 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Not the first time, and won't be the last. They made a street into a plaza, but they didn't uncut the curb, and they also put big ole purple chevrons that seem to be saying, "coming on in."

They need a less temporary solution to making that not be a street.

doubtofbuddha
doubtofbuddha
31 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Driver was clearly distracted or intoxicated. We are just lucky there wasn't anybody in the plaza when she crashed. Odds she will get more than a slap on the wrist?

esaltzberg
esaltzberg
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I strongly encourage everyone to call or email Ald. Vasquez's office and tell him you want safer streets with physical protection on Lincoln Ave. It's important that they hear from people who live or travel through the area, so they feel supported to make real changes.

Those things might include: -Traffic calming, protected bike lanes, protected intersections with curb extensions, and lower speed limits

Phone number: (773) 654-1867 Email address: info@40thward.org

greg-maddux
greg-maddux
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

This has been an unsafe location for years. The McDonald’s feels like it’s in the middle of the street.

TY4G
TY4G
5 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Can we get the speed she was driving? Why is that never reported?

I get it can take time to learn if the driver doesn’t tell you, but how come we never get a figure on how fast cars are driving when they cause damage around this city?