Rollover on Ridge

(EPD photo)

Evanston police are on the scene of a rollover accident on Ridge Avenue at Grove Street that occurred about 2:30 this afternoon.

Initial reports indicate there were no serious injuries from the accident, which involved a taxicab and a pickup truck.

The City Council recently lowered the speed limit on Ridge to 25 miles an hour in an effort to reduce accidents on the street -- which has had several of the city's most dangerous intersections in recent years.

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But we were told the new

But we were told the new speed limit would end accidents once and for all. This can't be!

Ridge is better

As a twice a day commuter on Ridge, the improvements are making a difference, IMO. No one promised a reduction in accidents to zero.

Probably an illegal left

My guess is that someone was making an illegal left turn. They changed that intersection so that you can't make a left or cross over Ridge from 7AM-7PM due to a high number of accidents there. But people do it all the time anyway. Probably because google maps doesn't know about the change and still gives routes that require a left hand turn. I recently submitted a correction to google maps -- we'll see if it helps.

I have made it a personal

I have made it a personal promise to myself to NEVER, use Ridge to travel North or South, only to cross over it if necessary.


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