An Illinois man northeast of Edwardsville was a confluence of some of the worst things a person can do while behind the wheel. According to a recent news article, the man was driving his car “at a high rate of speed” while texting and while impaired. It should be no surprise that his Chevy Cobalt slammed into a stopped vehicle at an intersection and flipped onto its roof.
There are certain driver behaviors that can make things much more dangerous out on the roads. One of these is drunk driving, given how severely alcohol can impair driving ability. Driving while intoxicated can lead to truly devastating accidents. Sadly, drunk driving accidents sometimes leave fatalities in their wake.
It’s officially late autumn, but of course if you step outside on an early morning, you might be forgiven for thinking that winter has arrived in the Edwardsville area. One of the upsides of winter (or late fall) is that it’s also holiday season. Because Thanksgiving is just a few days away, we thought we would quickly go over some of the dangers associated with the otherwise pleasant occasion.
Summer is coming to an end as Labor Day weekend fast approaches. With the increased number of activities to enjoy over the holiday weekend comes the added risk of impaired driving and dangerous Illinois roadways.
Illinois didn’t fare terribly well in a recent set of safety rankings. However, one silver lining is that the rankings did point to the state standing out in one particular area of safety: road safety.
A proposal in the Missouri House of Representatives has reignited a fight with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The organization has in the past battled an effort to defund the state’s DUI checkpoints and the group is ready to do it again.
The South Roxana man and father of two young children was driving north on Illinois Route 255 last month. Without warning, an allegedly drunk driver making a U-turn slammed head-on into his vehicle. The 30-year-old father to a son and daughter died of his injuries.
The holiday season is not only one of the most joyful times of year, but it's also one of the most dangerous. Edwardsville residents know well the risks of driving in snow and ice, and when you compound those natural hazards with the manmade perils of drunken driving, the Christmas season is one in which drivers are urged to proceed cautiously so that everyone gets home for the holidays.
The long weekend ahead signals the unofficial end of summer. After Labor Day, kids are back in school, the weather turns colder and people start thinking about the holidays instead of summer vacation.
Illinois residents who have been injured or lost loved ones because of the actions of drunk drivers may feel a bit lost and unsure of what legal options are open to them in order to seek compensation for their losses. Following a drunk driving accident, the driver believed responsible may be held accountable both criminally and civilly. According the state laws, certain establishments could also be ordered to pay compensation to victims or their surviving family members.