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August 2016 Archives

More fatal car accident predicted for this Labor Day weekend

The National Safety Council looked at the nationwide death rate from fatal car accidents and reported a significant increase when compared to 2014. This may foretell a deadly Labor Day weekend. Reportedly, the number of fatal car accident injuries across the country since the beginning of this year already exceeds 19,000, and 2.2 million people suffered serious injuries. The NSC noted that Illinois ranks among the top five states where significant increases in road fatalities were recorded.

Compensation may be sought after fiery crash kills 2, injures 3

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can have devastating consequences, even if family members and friends regard a driver as a responsible person. A 41-year-old Illinois father of two who has no prior criminal record admitted to snorting cocaine before crashing into a car, causing two fatalities and injuries to three children. Claims for compensation may follow this tragic accident.

Commercial truck vs. auto accident on I-57 kills 1, injures 2

Driving on the interstate requires undivided attention to the roadway. This applies in particular to Illinois road construction areas. A pickup truck passenger recently lost her life in an accident that was apparently caused by an inattentive truck driver. In any commercial truck vs. auto accident, the occupants of passenger vehicles are vulnerable to severe or fatal injuries.

Fiery 6-vehicle truck vs. auto accident kills 3 on Interstate 80

When traffic slows down in areas of road construction on the interstate, it only takes one distracted driver to cause an accident with devastating consequences. It is not uncommon for multiple vehicles to be involved in a truck vs. auto accident, particularly when there are big rigs involved. Six vehicles got mixed up in a recent wreck on Interstate 80 that claimed the lives of three people.

Injured biker flown from scene of Illinois motorcycle accident

Motorcycle riders who are struck by vehicles typically suffer catastrophic -- or even fatal -- injuries. The chance of survival is particularly slim when the biker is without a crash helmet. An Illinois biker was recently injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred in Williamson County.

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