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Speeding, negligence involved in fatal St. Louis wreck

A man who was just standing outside of the home of a friend was crushed and killed by an airborne -- and allegedly speeding -- vehicle. The wreck happened in St. Louis, and the people who live in the neighborhood wish that the city would put in speed bumps in the area. However, current laws forbid speed bumps in residential neighborhoods.

Education efforts made in DeKalb to curb teen texting and driving

The issue of using a cellphone while driving is not going away. Even with laws on the books in most states in the country, there are still plenty of accidents happening every year that involve a driver who was using his or her cellphone. According to the National Safety Council, about one quarter of traffic crashes in 2010 involved a driver that texting on their phone or using their phone in some other way. That's about 1.3 million accidents over the course of the year.

Major crash on trucking route between St. Louis and Chicago

A prominent trucking route that links St. Louis and Chicago featured a terrible fatal wreck recently that claimed at least four lives and left three others with injuries that were serious enough that they required an airlift. Not much else is know about the accident, other than the fact that two semi trucks were involved, in addition to three passenger vehicles. The highway was closed as emergency responders worked at the scene. An investigation into the wreck will uncover the reason for the crash.

Multiple lawsuits filed against water park due to ride failures

Imagine that you take your family to a water park for a weekend getaway. The summer weather was getting the best of all of you, and you needed some time away from the daily grind. "What better place to cool off and enjoy some time off than a water park?," you think to yourself.

Fatal motorcycle accident in Illinois claims 2 lives

Two people in central Illinois were killed recently after their motorcycle crashed on Interstate 55. A 35-year-old and a 48-year-old were on the vehicle as it approached some slowing traffic, which was the result of another crash. They collided with another vehicle and both riders were killed. The police are still investigating the motorcycle accident, but unfortunately it seems to be as simple as it sounds.

What is driving the rise in fatal construction accidents?

Workers' compensation is such a vital factor for many injured workers all around the country. Construction workers are especially familiar with workers' comp, as they work in a dangerous industry that routinely experiences serious accidents that leave people and their families dealing with catastrophic injuries. Sadly, some of these accidents can leave people with fatal injuries.

Head on crash over July 4th weekend kills 4 in Illinois

A tragic car accident claimed four lives and provided another unfortunate reminder about how dangerous the roads are on the Fourth of July weekend. The wreck occurred here in Illinois and it involved just two vehicles. They collided head first, killing four people and leaving another with injuries that were thankfully non-life threatening.

Truck fails to navigate overpass, collides with it

You've probably driven down many roads in your life and noticed an overpass. Overpasses are such a common sight that they don't really warrant much attention -- but for trucks and truck drivers, they are critical parts of the road that require their full focus. If the truck driver approaches an overpass that is too short for his or her vehicle to get under, then a terrible accident can occur that affects people going under the overpass, and people traveling on the overpass.

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