Drivers in Illinois are required to yield when bicyclists have the right of way. Bicycle riders are extremely vulnerable because they have no protection, and it is not uncommon for a bicycle accident victim to suffer severe injuries or even death. While most drivers are aware of other vehicular traffic when they want to turn at intersections, some fail to keep a proper lookout for cyclists.
It is not uncommon for drivers in Illinois to find all kinds of distractions while on the road. In addition to the apparent need of some to operate mobile devices while driving, the development and construction sites along the way provide a constant distraction. Unfortunately, it only takes a split second in lack of concentration to cause a car accident with devastating consequences.
Walking along Illinois roads may prove to be extremely dangerous. The parents of a teenager who was only 16 years old have to face a future without their son after a tragic hit-and-run car accident on a recent Tuesday evening. While it is not uncommon for hit-and-run drivers to remain unknown for long periods, the efficiency of authorities in this case saw the alleged perpetrator behind bars in no time.
The father of an Illinois university student resorted to Facebook to urge an alleged hit-and-run driver to come forward. It is not uncommon for a victim of a hit-and-run car accident -- and his or her loved ones -- to have many unanswered questions in the aftermath of such an accident. It is difficult to understand how a driver could just continue driving after knocking down a pedestrian.
Illinois residents may share the concerns of residents of Bloomington over the number of serious accidents between cars and bicycles. After a recent bicycle accident -- the second within a month -- the cycling community wants to make sure the city follows through on proposed plans to build cycling lanes. The city is reported to be finalizing its master plan for cycling lanes.