When most people think about distracted driving, they imagine a reckless motorist texting behind the wheel. While this does occur, and more often than we'd like to think, we don't always remember the cognitive distractions that can be just as dangerous.
Car accident injuries vary widely from one wreck to the next, and many have simple, short-term impacts on people's lives. A broken arm will heal in a matter of months; cuts, bruises and lacerations may take just weeks. A year later, you may be entirely healed and you can move on from the accident easily.
In the blink of an eye, your life - or the life of a loved one - can change. It is likely that you or a family member will be involved in an accident at some point during your life.
After months of braving the cold, summer has finally arrived in Southern Illinois. While drivers throughout the Belleville area are accustomed to dealing with the sleet, snow and ice that make for treacherous driving conditions during the winter months, the summer months can also be hazardous.
We have all seen THAT driver on the road - the one who swerves out of the lane, drives erratically or stops suddenly to narrowly avoid disaster. Some of us have probably sworn at that driver. And we may not like to admit it, but many of us have also been that driver at some point. As construction season begins in Illinois, so does an increase in work zone accidents caused by speeding and inattention.
April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In celebration, a recent article in the Huffington Post reviewed the efforts that have been made of late to reduce the risk of accidents resulting from distracted driving. The piece takes a novel look at the problem by applying something called the Social Norms Approach.
Tragic accidents happen all too often. It was recently reported that a woman was killed in a serious crash that took place in Illinois. There were three vehicles involved in the car accident, and a total of 10 people were spread among the vehicles. The incident took place at approximately 8 p.m.
It was recently reported that a serious accident took place in Illinois and that two individuals were killed. Specific details on what how the car accident took place were not expressly given in the report, but it was noted that the incident was a head-on collision involving two vehicles. It was also mentioned that the crash took place around 7:30 p.m.
A serious car crash that left one driver dead and another with serious injuries recently took place in Illinois. Reports indicated that a 25-year-old man was driving a car south when he attempted to pass a vehicle that was in front of him. While apparently completing this action, the driver lost control of his car and moved from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes, where the car accident took place.
A recent crash in Illinois resulted in several people being taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. Reports stated that the car accident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when an SUV and a car collided head on. Details regarding which vehicle may have crossed into the other lane and other factors pertaining to the cause of the crash were not given in the report.