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Illinois teenage passenger dies in motorcycle accident

Losing a child at the tender age of 14 must surely break the hearts of her family. Having to face the high costs of a funeral and burial while coping with the heartache may be overwhelming. This is the fate of an Illinois mother who lost her daughter in a recent motorcycle accident.

A report by authorities stated that the girl was riding on the back of a motorcycle that was being driven by a man in his 50s. According to the report, he is from a neighboring county and the relationship between him and the girl is unknown. The accident reportedly occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on a recent Wednesday in Will County.

Passenger killed when 2 bikes collide in a motorcycle accident

It is not uncommon for the drivers of motorcycles and their passengers to suffer severe or fatal injuries when they are involved in accidents. Although a helmet may possibly protect them from suffering head injuries, the rest of their bodies have no protection. Internal and spinal injuries are often the cause of death when a person is killed in a motorcycle accident.

The Illinois State Police recently responded to a Route 114 accident that occurred in the late afternoon in Kankakee County. Two motorcyclists were reportedly traveling in the same direction, one behind the other. The second rider was carrying a passenger, and police reports allege that he was following the front rider too closely. He allegedly smashed into the rear of the Harley Davidson in front of him.

1 killed and 5 injured in alleged reckless driving car accident

Losing a loved one in a car accident that was avoidable is enough to break anybody’s heart. Having to cope with the high expenses of a funeral and burial while mourning exacerbates the trauma. An Illinois man is facing reckless homicide charges, along with several traffic violations, following the death of a pedestrian in a car accident.

The alleged reckless driving took place on a recent Wednesday morning when a 58-year-old man was northbound on Sheridan Road in Edgewater Beach. He was reported to have traveled at a high rate of speed when he passed some cars that were stationary at an intersection waiting for the green light. He then apparently attempted to pass a bus on the right-hand side and smashed into two people who were in the process of loading items into their car’s trunk. The impact was such that it caused the occupants of three other cars to be injured.

Illinois woman succumbs to car accident injuries

Illinois residents may share the concern of many others about the number of deaths that result from accidents that are caused by vehicles crossing over the center median. Despite one’s own vigilance, the actions of other drivers can never be anticipated. Crossing over into oncoming traffic could cause a car accident with devastating consequences.

A 46-year old woman and her husband from Bartonville were traveling in an SUV on a recent Saturday evening. Authorities reported that they were westbound on a road in Peoria County when an eastbound vehicle allegedly crossed over into the westbound lanes. The reason for the apparent crossing-over is not yet determined. The woman was apparently unable to avoid a collision and smashed head-on into the other vehicle.

4 deaths and 4 injured in construction zone auto accident

Illinois residents may share the concern of many motorists about the numbers of injuries and fatalities that result from accidents that occur in areas where road construction is underway. A recent auto accident that happened in a construction zone took the lives of four people and injured four more. According to media reports, the accident was allegedly caused by a tractor-trailer driver who was possibly exhausted, as police believe that his log entries were falsified.

Witnesses described the horrific consequences of the speeding truck that reportedly approached stationary vehicles on I-55 where two lanes narrow down to one while construction is underway. It was reported that the truck allegedly smashed into the row of three stationary vehicles after passing other traffic on the left and then abruptly changing lanes. The impact of the truck smashing into the rear of one vehicle crushed three vehicles together, leaving them unrecognizable.

Elderly Illinois man dies in alleged drunk driving accident

Losing an elderly loved one in a car accident that could have been avoided is often more traumatic than losing such a person to ill health or old age. While the family is grieving such a loss, they will also be facing the high costs related to a funeral and burial. An Illinois driver who allegedly caused a recent drunk driving accident that led to the death of one man in Chicago is facing DUI charges.

Police reported that the driver of a northeast-bound vehicle allegedly veered into the southwest-bound lanes of traffic. As he was heading directly into the approaching traffic, a collision was unavoidable, and he reportedly smashed head-on into the vehicle of a 77-year-old motorist. The elderly man was transported to a hospital where he survived for five days before succumbing to his injuries.

Alleged high speed car accident claims 3 lives in Illinois

Investigating an accident where the drivers of all involved vehicles were killed will likely take a considerable amount of time. After a recent car accident in Williamson County, the Illinois State Police had the assistance of no less than seven teams from law enforcement departments within the surrounding area. The initial report only revealed that high speed was suspected to have caused the three-vehicle crash on a recent Monday night.

Investigators said that a 29-year-old driver was apparently eastbound along Route 13 when she made a left turn onto a side-road. At that time, an 18-year-old driver crashed into her, causing his car to burst into flames. In an attempt to avoid the collision, a third vehicle -- driven by an Illinois doctor -- landed in the Crab Orchard Lake.

Wrong-way driver in alleged drunk driving accident on I-55

Driving on an Illinois highway while under the influence of alcohol not only threatens the life of the driver but also the lives of other motorists. The danger escalates when the drunk driver is traveling in the wrong direction. A recent alleged drunk driving accident that was reportedly caused by a wrong-way driver on the Stevenson Expressway involved three vehicles.

State police were called to an accident on I-55 in the early morning hours of a recent Friday. It was reported that a 24-year-old female driver was southbound on the northern lanes of the expressway when she smashed into two other vehicles. The police suspected the wrong-way driver of being impaired, and she is now facing DUI-related charges.

Road construction worker killed in alleged drunk driving accident

Workers who are part of crews working on road construction in Illinois are likely aware of the constant threat of personal injury or death that may be caused by negligent motorists. Although the construction sites on the roads are typically cordoned off, and drivers receive fair warning when they approach, media reports regularly cover accidents where vehicles have smashed into construction workers. A driver was recently arrested after an alleged drunk driving accident killed a road construction worker.

A road construction worker was operating a paver in a work zone at a construction site on a Chicago road on a recent Saturday morning. One of his colleagues moved from his usual position in front, to assist his coworkers at the rear of the paver. A minivan, driven by a 19-year-old man, came crashing through the barriers that cordoned off the work zone, weaving between the barriers and finally smashing into the paver’s rear end. The 58-year-old worker who had gone to help at the back of the paver was killed in the accident.

Horrific Chicago car accident claims 4 lives, 1 critical injury

Illinois parents are bound to be concerned when their teenagers go out for a night of fun. Too many young people lose their lives in auto accidents that typically happen at high rates of speed. Chicago police were recently called to a horrifying car accident that happened at about 3 a.m. on a Thursday morning.

Emergency personnel had to remove the smashed car’s roof in order to extricate the bodies of four young people, along with one critically injured female passenger. She was transported to a medical center, and her current condition is unknown. Although police suspected the accident to be the result of drag racing, video footage showed no evidence of other cars being involved.

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