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Edwardsville Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Father of unborn child dies in high speed Illinois car accident

Any Illinois driver who is involved in an auto accident involving injury or property damage is required to remain at the crash scene. A 24-year-old man was recently detained after he left the scene of a car accident that caused critical injuries to his passenger. Police reported that the incident occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Sunday.

An accident report indicates that the man was operating a compact sports car at a high rate of speed when he failed to maintain control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway. Police say the car hit a tree after clearing the curb. It then struck a transformer box and a larger tree before rolling several times and coming to a halt behind a residence. It was reported that an Uber driver saw the accident, and residents in the area who were woken up by the crash saw the driver running off after checking on his passenger.

Fatal car accident after semi allegedly knocks 1 car into another

Sharing Illinois roads with large commercial trucks will always put those in passenger vehicles at a risk. A fatal car accident in Cook County recently claimed the life of a Chicago woman. Reportedly, a semi truck and another car were also involved in the crash.

The accident reportedly occurred in the village of Stickney shortly after noon on a recent Wednesday afternoon. A 53-year-old man was driving east in the turn lane of South Harlem Avenue when his car was hit by a northbound semi truck. It is alleged that the truck driver was switching lanes when he struck the car. The impact caused the car to careen into the lane of the southbound traffic, where another car smashed into its passenger side.

Unsafe U-turn causes car accident that kills 1, injures 4

Drivers in Illinois are often exposed to potentially life-threatening injuries. This is especially true on weekend nights when city streets are particularly busy. Unfortunately, when a driver fails to take due care, and negligence leads to a car accident, any passengers that may be in the vehicle will be exposed to the same dangers.

A 17-year-old resident of Chicago lost his life in an accident that involved several other vehicles. According to a crash report, the accident occurred in Palos Park on a recent Friday evening. The police report indicates that the teenager was northbound on a local road when he decided to make a U-turn. Unfortunately, his car was struck by another vehicle.

Illinois car accident claims life of 1 driver and injures another

One driver was killed, and another one seriously injured in a crash in McHenry County. The sheriff's office reported that the car accident occurred on Illinois South Route 31 shortly after 6 p.m. on a recent Monday. The accident investigation is ongoing, but some details have been made available.

A report issued by the sheriff's office shows that a 25-year-old Bartlett resident was southbound on Route 31 when he decided to pass a slower vehicle that was traveling in the same direction. For unknown reasons, the driver failed to maintain control of his vehicle, and he crossed into the lane of northbound traffic. His car smashed into a northbound SUV that was operated by a 51-year-old McHenry woman.

Illinois passenger fighting for his life after car accident

Although there is a legal limit for alcohol consumption by drivers, even a small amount of alcohol can affect a driver's ability to maintain control of a vehicle. Alcohol is known to affect reaction times, as well as a driver's ability to properly perceive and observe what's going on in or near the vehicle. An Illinois man recently suffered serious injuries in a car accident in which he was a passenger in a pickup truck.

An accident report notes two 21-year-old men were northbound in a pickup on a Joliet roadway at approximately 9 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. The driver reportedly failed to maintain travel in his traffic lane and veered into the opposite lane before running off the road. The vehicle first struck a small tree before smashing into a larger one and coming to a halt.

Single-car accident kills Illinois driver, injures passenger

Traveling as a passenger in a vehicle that is operated by a driver who tends to be negligent -- or drive while impaired in any way -- can be dangerous. Single vehicle crashes in Illinois have claimed many lives and caused injuries to many more. Jefferson County authorities are investigating a single-car accident that resulted in the death of a driver and caused serious injuries to a passenger.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded after receiving a 911 call about a single-vehicle crash shortly after 3 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Emergency personnel from the fire department, ambulance services and the coroner's office also proceeded to the scene of the reported accident. A preliminary accident report indicated that a vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree.

Can slippery roads challenge liability in car accident injuries?

Weather conditions may have a detrimental effect on Illinois roads at this time of the year. Drivers who are not experienced enough to drive in adverse weather conditions may want to avoid doing so. Nevertheless, those who do take to the roads must operate their vehicles in a responsible manner that is suitable to the conditions. Losing control of a vehicle on a slippery road can happen in an instant, and reducing speed and increasing following distances may avoid a car accident.

Illinois State Police reported a serious crash that occurred in wet conditions on U.S. 20 on a recent Monday afternoon. Reportedly, only one vehicle was involved in the car accident. An accident report indicates that a driver entered U.S. 20 eastbound from southbound Route 2. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the railing on the side of the road.

2 drivers lose their lives in Illinois car accident on Route 24

A recent Illinois collision on U.S Route 24 claimed the lives of two drivers. A car accident report indicated that the crash occurred near Bartonville in the late afternoon of a recent Tuesday. Both individuals were declared dead at the crash scene, and the coroner of Peoria County reported that blunt force trauma caused the deaths of both drivers.

An accident report indicates that a 21-year-old Bradley major, who was on semester break, was on his way home in Quincy and traveling in the westbound lanes. A 55-year-old driver was heading home on eastbound Route 24 after work when she veered across the opposite lanes. After going up an embankment, she traveled back and crossed the westbound lanes again. This was when she apparently crashed into the student's car.

Bicycle accident: Cyclist killed, pedestrian injured by driver

Bicyclists and pedestrians are always vulnerable when using Illinois roadways. In many cases, these road users are severely injured or even killed by motorists who fail to keep a proper lookout. A fatal bicycle accident recently occurred in Cook County in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

According to a report by the Chicago Police Department, a 55-year-old bicyclist was knocked off his bike by a vehicle on a recent Sunday evening. The vehicle then hit a pedestrian who was walking in the same area. The 45-year-old pedestrian was transported to a hospital. He was reportedly stabilized, but no further information about his condition was available.

Illinois car accident injures 2 drivers

Distracted drivers are responsible for a significant number of Illinois auto accidents. It is not uncommon for some drivers to run stop signs merely because their minds are elsewhere, and they are not paying attention to the task at hand. Whatever the reason for a crash, the consequences can be life-changing. Car accident injuries often have significant financial and physical impacts on victims and their families.

Two drivers were hospitalized after a collision that occurred in Decatur in the early evening of a recent Wednesday. Macon County deputies reported that the crash happened at an intersection on Illinois 105 when a northbound pickup truck driver disregarded a stop sign on Prairie View Road. This apparently caused a collision with an eastbound vehicle in the intersection, and the impact reportedly sent both vehicles into a bolder that ultimately brought them to a halt.