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Car crashes through home in Edwardsville

An Edwardsville woman's coffee break on Monday proved to be her saving grace. The mother was stopping by Starbuck's with her son after dropping her daughter off at school Monday morning when a Chevy Silverado plowed into the family's home on Esic Drive. The woman said that she and her son decided to stop for coffee on a whim that morning; and had they been home at the time of this car accident the results could have been catastrophic.

Engineers say self-driving cars may arrive in 2025

Many Edwardsville residents may be following the news about the technologies that are being developed that may someday allow cars to drive themselves. In fact, back in November we discussed crash avoidance technology that was being tested by Toyota. The technology would give some of a driver's responsibilities to the vehicle itself, by allowing motor vehicles to communicate with each other to avoid car accidents.

Northern Illinois school bus accident remains under investigation

Many parents in Illinois were nervous putting their children on school buses this week in the wake of last Friday's serious school bus accident in northern Illinois. As many people are aware, all 35 people aboard the school bus did survive the accident, but the driver of a Jeep Wrangler that collided with the bus passed away due to traumatic injuries. Dozens of children were sent to hospitals with various injuries after the collision, and a married couple in a third vehicle was also injured.

Top 10 distractions behind the wheel

A couple of weeks ago in this Edwardsville Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog, we discussed how much of a distraction kids can be to drivers. An insurance company recently performed a study of fatal car accidents to analyze the various distractions that drivers face. It found that other occupants of vehicles--such as children--are the 4th most dangerous distraction.

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