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.
Four people suffered injury recently after an incident occurred on an Illinois roadway. The injured were involved in a car accident that occurred in the late evening hours of a weekday on Illinois Highway 142. Three of the victims suffered injuries that were serious enough that they had to be transported to local hospitals by medical personnel.
Serious car accidents involving more than one vehicle can occur with what seems like no warning. One such multi-vehicle crash happened recently on an Illinois roadway. The car accident involved not only a car, but also a taxi and a tow truck. One person died as a result of the unfortunate incident.
A total of nine people suffered injuries recently on an Illinois roadway when they were involved in a crash. The car accident happened when one vehicle carrying seven people came into contact with another car. Though no one died as a result of the incident, many suffered injuries that required medical assistance at a local hospital.
A car accident on an Illinois roadway left four people injured over the recent holiday period. The single-car accident ended with all of those who were in the car being transported to area hospitals, where they were reported to have suffered injuries listed as ranging from fair to critical. It is unclear which of the injured victims of the crash was the driver of the vehicle involved.
Illinois accident reconstruction officials were recently sent to the scene of a crash that ended the life of one man and injured another. Once at the scene, they were expected to put the pieces back together to determine exactly what happened. The fatal car accident occurred in South Suburban Matteson.
A stolen car and a hit-and-run accident preceded a fatal crash, according to reports from Illinois authorities. The four-car accident that ended the string of incidents ended in the death of two individuals and injuries to several others. The details of the crash are still under investigation.
Illinois police have been unable to speak with the driver of a truck that was in a crash recently due to the fact that he was transported to the hospital with injuries after the incident. However, while they wait for the man from the truck accident to recover, they are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident. As a part of their inquiry, one report indicates that police will measure distances in an effort to determine why the truck driver lost control of his vehicle.
An Illinois man was attempting to cross a street in Chicago when he was struck down by a car recently. The Friday car accident caused the victim to suffer severe injuries. The motorist who struck the man faces serious criminal charges and may also face possible civil liability for his actions to the victim.
An Illinois State Trooper was lucky to have avoided life-threatening injuries recently when the motorcycle on which he was riding was struck by a vehicle. The motorcycle accident happened as the Trooper followed behind a dump truck on a local highway. As a result of the incident, the Trooper was taken to the hospital for medical care, though he was released sometime later.