One-Third of Chicago Area Traffic Accident Deaths Linked to Drinking

Between 1994 to 2008 there have been close to 6,000 traffic fatalities in Cook County according to an analysis done by Scripps Howard News Service. Of these 6,000 fatalities, nearly one-third were linked to drinking.

The same study found that the Cook County portion of I-94, which runs mostly through Chicago, is the 11th most dangerous road in the nation for fatal auto accidents with 304 fatalities between 1994 and 2008.