The material facts that underlie every motor vehicle accident are flatly unique. Notably, though, one key factor commonly exists that both figuratively and literally drives crashes and other adverse roadway outcomes.
The data on distracted driving is all one-sided. There are no studies showing that it’s a harmless diversion from boring driving. Each and every study of the growing problem shows different aspects of a phenomenon that is increasing the risks of being involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes injuries or fatalities.
It is just a few miles southeast of Edwardsville to get to St. Jacob, the small town that is today mourning the loss of one of its residents. The 30-year-old had already put in a decade as an on-call firefighter with Swansea’s fire department.
As many regular readers of our Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog know, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. And state troopers in central and southern Illinois are joining law enforcement agencies in Missouri and across the nation in reminding drivers that it is time to pay attention to the roads and traffic rather than their phones or in-dash devices.
Scott’s Law requires drivers to either move over or slow down for stopped police vehicles. But Illinois State Police Captain Carl Heintz says far too often law enforcement officers’ lives are put at risk by motorists who refuse to move over.
A prominent Illinois safe-driving advocate says that some important numbers relevant to the state “mirror a trend” that is discernible nationally.
If you drive south of Edwardsville for about 100 miles, you will come to the small town of De Soto which sits just north of Carbondale. The village was recently the site of a violent, head-on motor vehicle crash on U.S. 51.
It is concededly a sensitive subject that a compassionate and experienced Illinois personal injury attorney addresses only with true respect and empathy.