Illinois Route 72 was closed for hours following a tragic accident that occurred on a recent Friday afternoon. A child, who was sitting in a car seat at the time, was killed in the car accident. An accident investigation was still underway at the time of the media report.
Drivers are expected to drive in a responsible and observant manner that does not endanger the lives of their passengers or others using Illinois roadways. They must be vigilant when they approach busy intersections. It is not uncommon for a car accident to result from a driver's failure to keep a proper lookout while traveling on Illinois roads.
An Illinois driver of a school bus claims that the consequences of an accident that occurred when the bus he was driving was rear-ended have been taking their toll. He recently filed a civil lawsuit, claiming in excess of $100,000 in monetary damages. This man is just one of many people who have suffered injuries blamed on a drunk driving accident.
Illinois pedestrians are always vulnerable, because they are unlikely to wear any protective gear. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, it is not only the impact of the car that causes injuries, but also the impact of the pedestrian striking the ground. Injuries suffered by pedestrians who are involved in a car accident are often catastrophic injuries, and in some cases they are even fatal.