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Hit-and-Run Accidents Archives

Man flees scene of Illinois car accident, leaves behind wounded

Automobile accidents are upsetting enough, but the misfortune is only compounded when the driver responsible flees the scene, leaving injured people behind. A recent car accident in Illinois involved just such a hit-and-run when, police say, the driver of a car ran a red light and caused a collision with a minivan. After the crash, the man driving the car fled the scene, leaving behind the occupants of the minivan, an injured woman and her three young children.

2 fatalities after tragic hit-and-run car accident

Parent's typically expect their children to outlive them and live full long lives. The unexpected death of a child is devastating, and having to witness the tragic death of a child is heartbreaking. Recently, an Illinois mother had to witness not one, but two of her children die after they were involved in a car accident just outside their house. 

Illinois hit-and-run car accident became fatal

Numerous factors and studies are taken into account to determine the speed limit for streets. Safety for all drivers and pedestrians are a big factor in determining those limits. While many speed violations may only result in a citation, there are times that speeding can cause a car accident and result in serious consequences. Recently, an Illinois woman lost her life after a speeding driver ran over her causing a fatal injury.

Car accident in Illinois injures trooper -- drunk driver?

People make poor choices every day. Unfortunately, some of those choices can negatively affect others. Recently, an Illinois trooper recounted how his life has changed after a woman decided to drive drunk and cause the car accident that injured him. 

Boy injured after hit and run car accident

Trick or treating with a child is a tradition that has many families out on the streets on Halloween night. Parents expect to enjoy the night watching their eager children in the age old tradition and return home with a child full of sugar. With the increase of pedestrians on the street on Halloween, the risk of a car accident increases. Recently, in Illinois, one driver did not take enough precaution when he struck a 3-year-old boy with his car and fled the scene. 

2 injured in early morning 3-car accident in Illinois

Being distracted for only a moment can have devastating consequences on Illinois roads. Three vehicles were involved in a car accident in Ingleside on a recent Wednesday morning. The sheriff's office is still investigating the crash to determine the cause.

Alleged drunk driver causes personal injury in rear-end crash

Illinois drivers who take to the busy roads while they are under the influence of alcohol threaten not only their own lives but also the lives of other motorists and pedestrians. It is not uncommon for drivers to think they are quite capable of driving despite having consumed alcohol. However, alcohol can cause drowsiness and compromise a driver's perception of distance -- often leading to another party's injury.

Illinois child severely injured in hit-and-run car accident

When a 12-year-old Illinois boy was recently struck by a car, his two friends did what had to be done. One called 911 while the other one tried to keep the seriously injured boy calm. The person who caused the car accident reportedly left the scene. Emergency workers arrived to find the child severely injured and rushed him to a hospital.

Family's persistence leads to charge for hit-and-run car accident

The family of an Illinois motorcyclist refused to accept police reports that suggested he was responsible for the July accident that caused his catastrophic injuries. The victim and his loved ones finally saw results from their efforts when a driver was recently arrested on suspicion of knocking him down and then leaving the scene of the car accident. The 25-year-old motorcyclist was unable to communicate immediately after the accident, and officers apparently made their own conclusions without bothering to interview him..

Car accident: Reckless homicide charge follows hit-and-run crash

An Illinois family has to cope with the unanticipated death of a loved one in an accident that could have been avoided. The driver who apparently caused the car accident is now facing multiple charges, including reckless homicide. Police reported that the accident occurred very early on a recent Saturday morning in Tinley Park.