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February 2014 Archives

Illinois drunk driving accident report not finalized after 1 year

After a family has lost a loved one in an accident, they may be struggling to find closure. An Illinois family who lost their child over a year ago are still awaiting the final investigation report from the police. State police reported that the reconstruction of the accident was delayed, but stated that they anticipated the accident report to be finished shortly. The family's discontent stems from an alleged drunk driving accident that killed one of their two daughters.

Illinois officer who was injuried in an auto accident files claim

Following up on our blog post from Feb. 11, 2014, titled "1 dead, 1 injured in Illinois auto accident on Interstate 88", readers may be interested to know that the injured officer has now filed a claim against the driver of the truck and his employer. The officer was assisting a disabled vehicle and a tow truck when the auto accident occurred. A semitrailer crashed into the emergency vehicles, killing a tollway worker and seriously injuring the state trooper.

Illinois drunk driving accident causes pedestrian death

As many readers know, drunk driving has impacted the lives of countless people throughout our state. Yet despite awareness and increasing crackdowns by law enforcement, people continue to get behind the wheel of their vehicles while they are intoxicated. Unfortunately, a pedestrian is now dead after a recent alleged drunk driving accident. The driver was taken into custody following the collision, and charges are pending. The Silvus Police Department, Illinois State Police and Rock Island County Coroner's office are working together on the investigation.

1 dead, 1 injured in Illinois auto accident on Interstate 88

Interstates in Illinois are typically quite busy throughout the day. Cars, SUVs, trucks and other commercial vehicles often share the same roadway. For safety reasons, the law requires that, when emergency vehicles have their flashing lights operating, drivers should move over to another lane of traffic to allow emergency personnel to safely perform their jobs. Recently, a driver allegedly did not adhere to this safety precaution and ended up causing a deadly auto accident on I-88.

Snow plow prevents Illinois drunk driving accident.

During the winter months, Illinois drivers are subjected to naturally occurring road hazards. Environmental hazards can make it difficult for even the best drivers to navigate the roadways with ease. However, many drivers do not always engage in practices that will allow them to reach their destinations without possibly being involved in an accident. Irresponsible driving behavior was the reason an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow intervened in an early incident and prevented a drunk driving accident..

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