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.
When one particular intersection on a highway proves to be extremely dangerous and is regularly the location of a serious car accident, action should be taken. County and city officials have requested a safety assessment of an intersection on Illinois 13 after a fatality recently resulted from a car accident at the dangerous crossing. The Illinois Department of Transportation agreed to study the junction for possible suggestions to improve safety.
Losing a loved one in an accident is typically a traumatic experience for those who are left behind. If the deceased was the breadwinner, the family might have to deal with financial hardship as well as mourning the loss. An Illinois family may be experiencing such trauma after a car accident that involved a 56-year-old female who was walking on the side of the road and a vehicle driven by a woman who is 65 years old.
Illinois drivers may want to exercise extra caution when they have children in their vehicles. It is natural for mothers to try and keep an eye on their children at all times, but this may cause distractions that could have serious repercussions. Only a moment's distraction could take a driver's attention away from the road and could result in a serious car accident.
Seven Illinois residents have been injured in a car accident involving four vehicles that took place in Chicago. It appears that the reckless driving and high speeds of one driver caused the car accident on the North Side. While the driver only hit one vehicle, the impact caused the vehicle to move forward, therefore impacting two additional vehicles.
In certain cases, family members of those who die after a driver ingests too much alcohol have the right to sue establishments who may have served someone who was already visibly intoxicated. Two men from the same family lost their lives in one such fatal accident. Now, surviving relatives have filed a lawsuit in regard to the car accident that killed their loved ones. Not only is the other party being sued, but so is the club that served him drinks prior to the incident. It remains to be seen how this will play out in an Illinois courtroom.
Traffic laws are in place to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. It is often assumed that licensed drivers operate their vehicles in accordance with these laws. In some cases, however, police reports tell a different story. A recent car accident in Illinois remains under investigation, but initial reports indicate it may have been caused by one driver's negligence.
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.
A tragic car accident occurred in Illinois recently between a police cruiser carrying an officer with his K9 partner and another vehicle. The Illinois police officer and his dog were killed in the car accident. The other driver was also injured, and no formal charges have yet been made.
Illinois police have recently identified those involved in a tragic car accident between a Dodge Challenger and a minivan with seven passengers. In the crash, everyone involved was injured, and sadly three people died from their injuries. Illinois police are still investigating the fatal car accident.