When motorists in Illinois drive in the vicinity of a school, they may want to be extra cautious and observant. It is not uncommon for a car accident to occur at a crosswalk that is specifically marked as a school zone. Because children have no protection, these accidents often result in critical or fatal injuries.
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.
Losing a loved one in a car accident is traumatic, but amid the grief, it can also cause outrage. This is particularly true if the person who reportedly caused the accident was disobeying a rule of the road and driving carelessly. It is within the rights of the surviving family members of the deceased victim to seek financial damages in such a situation, which can give them a sense of closure in such a heartbreaking auto accident.
Early last week, a fatal car accident occurred in Colfax, Illinois, and the investigation into which driver was responsible for the accident is still underway. A fertilizer truck driven by a 64-year-old man reportedly hit a 63-year-old woman's car. The woman died from her injuries in the car accident, and due to the ongoing investigation, no charges have yet been filed.
There are many hazards that one must pay attention to while driving. Pedestrians, speeding cars and also slower cars are all things one must keep an eye out for and avoid. Funeral processions consist of a tight line of slower moving cars distinguishable by their emergency lights flashing as they drive. Since these cars are moving slowly and are so close together, if someone accidentally hits one of these cars, it could result in a crash that injures many people. An Illinois citizen recently had a car accident with a vehicle involved in a funeral procession, killing one person and injuring seven others.
Car accidents occur more frequently than Americans would like. Thankfully, much of the time, a car accident occurs and no one is injured in the collision; however, sometimes these crashes can result in injuries to one or both drivers as well as passengers in either car. Unfortunately, these accidents can be fatal. While every life is precious and every fatal car accident is a tragedy, it is even more tragic when an innocent child is killed in the collision. An Illinois 11-year-old was recently killed in a fatal car accident.