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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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. 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!

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  2. 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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