A Toyota Camry rolled over on Main Street just west of Sherman Avenue in Evanston shortly after 9 o’clock this morning.

Fire Division Chief Dwight Hohl says it appears that the driver of the Camry was pulling out of a parking lot onto Main Street when he lost control of the car. The car clipped another vehicle and then rolled over in the middle of the street.

The driver of the Camry managed to get out of the car himself and apparently suffered only minor injuries. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital as a precaution.

Neighbors watched as a crew from North Shore Towing pulled the car over.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Hexed

    Has there been a full moon for the last week. It appears that there has seen a lot of weird car accidents. Is Evanston suffering from a hex?

    1. Evanston is suffering from poor policy

      It's not a hex.  The speed limit is too high.  We have streets engineered for speeds higher than the speed limit (as the accident on Dempster attests).  

      There are not enough bump-outs or design elements that give priority to pedestrians and other vulnerable users.

      In addition to being polluting, cars can be deadly.  It is a transportation technology that the city should seek to tame instead of prioritize.

  2. Hope this doesn’t start “car tipping”

    Here in California there has been a rash of "car tipping" incidents.  Taking a page from the old rural days of "cow tipping" some have started tipping over those little "smart cars."  It costs the owner a lot of money, and it is a lot of vandalism and could hurt car sales of a clever little urban mode of transport. 

    This sure seems like a strange accident for such a stable vehicle.

  3. Spring Fever?

    We just went through the snowiest winter in years with fewer accidents than in the last week.  Slow down everyone!!!

  4. Not speed

    This accident was not caused by speed, but by carelessness and the laws of physics. A perfect storm if you want. A minor clip of another car while starting up and possible street configuration and bingo.

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