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Edwardsville Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

2 injured in early morning 3-car accident in Illinois

Being distracted for only a moment can have devastating consequences on Illinois roads. Three vehicles were involved in a car accident in Ingleside on a recent Wednesday morning. The sheriff's office is still investigating the crash to determine the cause.

According to a preliminary accident report, a 50-year-old driver from Wauconda drove off the roadway for reasons yet to be determined. He allegedly corrected and re-entered the roadway but smashed into another car that was operated by a 31-year-old man from Round Lake Park. This was followed by the second collision with a sedan that was driven by a 28-year-old driver from Wonder Lake.

Driver arrested after fleeing scene of fatal motorcycle accident

A 24-year-old man reported to be a student at the Northeastern Illinois University was arrested after an incident that occurred early on a recent Tuesday morning. The Chicago man is being accused of being involved in a motorcycle accident before fleeing the scene. His bail has been set at $100,000, and he is awaiting his next court appearance, which is scheduled for a date in August.

According to court documents, the man was traveling south on a roadway in Westchester when witnesses allegedly saw his vehicle crossing the center line. His car reportedly smashed into a motorcycle, and -- according to the witnesses -- the man backed up and turned down a road toward a forest preserve. The operator of the motorcycle reportedly suffered fatal injuries.

Car accident on I-80 involving 4 cars caused multiple injuries

Eastbound Illinois travelers on Interstate 80 might have experienced delays on a recent Friday afternoon. The delay was caused by a 4-vehicle car accident that occurred on a section of the interstate where one lane was closed for road construction work. Motorists were held up for approximately one hour while authorities cleared the road and investigated the accident.

An accident report indicated that a 32-year-old driver of a sedan was eastbound on I-80, when, for unknown reasons, she smashed into the rear of another vehicle. The impact of the collision reportedly caused a chain reaction in which two more vehicles were rear-ended. The series of accidents caused multiple vehicle occupants to suffer injuries.

Teacher, husband killed in bicycle accident in Illinois

A small community in the Illinois city of Morris is mourning the death of a teacher and her husband who died in a tragic accident on a recent Tuesday evening. The couple was apparently training for a fundraising ride when they were both killed in the bicycle accident. Officers said their bicycles were hit from the rear by an SUV.

According to an accident report, the SUV was driven by a 16-year-old boy who was cited for not reducing speed to avoid the accident. The teen driver reportedly failed to see the cyclists before smashing into them. The husband was killed on impact, but his wife died later at the hospital.

Car accident: Senior drivers on medication may be at risk

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety provides a free online tool that is designed to inform drivers in Illinois and other states about the effect medication can have on their driving ability. Those with medical conditions are at increased risk of causing a car accident risk for drivers. In many cases, it is the medication that causes the danger. Some people develop chronic conditions as they age, and many fail to consider how that impact their driving.

A number of older drivers suffer from sleep disorders, impaired vision, diabetes, dementia, seizures and physical limitations. Doctors typically prescribe medications for these conditions. By working closely with a physician in monitoring the medication, drivers may continue to drive safely in many instances.

Fatal bicycle accident: Dump truck strikes teen in crosswalk

Losing a child in a road accident is naturally an extremely traumatic experience for the surviving family members. The same distress is often experienced by the person whose apparent negligence caused the fatality. This was reportedly the case when a 13-year-old Illinois boy was killed in a bicycle accident on a recent Friday afternoon.

The fatal accident reportedly occurred in Burbank shortly before 2:30 pm. According to a police report, the teenager rode his bike on the eastbound sidewalk of 87th Street. A 69-year-old driver of a dump truck reportedly approached in a cross street and made a right turn onto 87th Street. He apparently failed to notice that the bicyclist had -- by that time -- entered the crosswalk.

Cross-over car accident causes serious injuries to 2

The Illinois State Police is investigating a crash that occurred on a recent Thursday morning. This car accident was one of many in which one driver crossed into the path of oncoming traffic. It is never easy to determine why drivers cross the center line, and in most cases, head-on collisions are caused that often result in serious injuries or worse.

According to a police report, the accident occurred on Route 51 near Oconee. Reportedly, a 21-year-old Ramsey resident was southbound in an SUV when he crossed into the northbound lane. It is not known what caused this dangerous action. He put himself directly in the path of a northbound car that was driven by a 45-year-old Decatur man.

Cross-over driver allegedly kills 2 in motorcycle accident

There are multiple reasons for drivers to lose control of their vehicles. In many cases, it is caused by distractions. However, when a car goes off the road, drivers instinctively try to steer their vehicles back on to the pavement. This often causes over-correction that can have devastating consequences. A recent fatal motorcycle accident is believed to have been caused by such circumstances.

The Illinois State Police reported that they were investigating an accident that occurred on a recent Monday evening. According to a preliminary accident report, a 37-year-old man was traveling on IL 37 in Marion County, not far from Kell. The driver over-corrected after losing control of his car.

Rear-end car accident claims life of Illinois driver on I-70

An investigation by the Illinois State Police and a crash reconstruction unit, along with the Fayette County Coroner's Office is underway after the death of a motorist on a recent Thursday morning. The fatal car accident reportedly occurred not far from St. Elmo on Interstate 70. An accident report indicates that the traffic on the interstate was at a standstill at the time of the crash.

According to the report, a 40-year-old man from Altamont was stopped behind a semi-truck when another vehicle smashed into the rear of his car. The impact apparently jammed his car under the trailer of the big rig, entrapping the driver. Sadly, he was declared dead at the accident scene.

2 die in car accident when armored truck driver loses control

Imagine seeing a life-threatening occurrence unfolding while traveling on an Illinois highway; the fear and indecision of how to avoid it must be indescribable. An elderly couple of Robinson might have had to cope with such fear before a recent crash that claimed their lives. Edgar County Police reported the fatal car accident.

According to a preliminary report, the crash occurred on Highway 49 at approximately 11 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. Initial reports said that a semi was involved, but it was later determined that an armored truck struck the vehicle that was occupied by the 82-year-old driver and his 79-year-old wife. Police reported that the truck veered off the roadway, and the driver over-corrected, causing it to enter the opposite lanes.