Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol endangers the life of the driver and the lives of other road users. Illinois motorists may share the concern of many about the number of innocent victims who lose their lives in accidents where alcohol or drugs are involved. It is not uncommon for impaired drivers to face a wrongful death lawsuit after such accidents.
College students hear constantly about the importance of drinking responsibly. For most, this could simply mean ensuring that a designated driver is in place before consuming alcohol. Unfortunately, responsible individuals who choose to ensure their safety and that of others cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road who have not taken similar precautions. One college student was recently killed in a fatal accident in Illinois that involved a driver suspected of driving under the influence.
Some may say that losing a child, regardless of the events leading to that loss or the age of the child, is one of the most devastating experiences a person can go through. Unfortunately, one family in Illinois is still dealing with the tragic loss of their daughter due to a fatal car accident. While they are still getting through the criminal case against the driver believed to be responsible for her death, they have the separate right to pursue a wrongful death case in civil court.
Car accidents can prove devastating for those who have to deal with their aftereffects. One Illinois car crash ended the life on a local woman recently. The 65-year-old was in the back seat of a car being driven by another woman when she was killed. The car accident happened in Madison County on a fall afternoon.
Details of a serious Illinois crash were few in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Illinois police are investigating to determine exactly what happened to cause three cars to be involved in a car accident on the Eisenhower Expressway. The crash occurred in the inbound direction as people began to enter the city in the early morning commute.
An Illinois fall festival was marred recently when four people were injured after a local event. The men were reportedly at work cleaning up the festival site when a drunk driver allegedly caused a car accident involving the city workers. At last report, one of the injured workers remained hospitalized in critical condition, while others had been treated and released. Illinois law may allow the injured men to pursue a personal injury claim should evidence indicate that the third-party driver was negligent in causing or contributing to this accident.
A collision has ended in the nightmare of parents everywhere, as a 4 year-old child died on an Illinois roadway. The child died in the car accident after she was ejected from the vehicle in which she was riding and became trapped. Also injured were passengers in both vehicles involved.
Authorities have released few details in a fatal crash that took place recently on an Illinois highway. The car accident happened when a passenger car and a pickup truck collided on Route 6 in Channahon. The force of the impact caused the car to either roll or flip onto its side.
One Illinois woman died and three others were seriously injured when the driver of the car that they were riding in lost control on a local highway. One of the young women in the car died as a result of the injuries she sustained during the car accident. It has been reported that she was a passenger in the backseat of the only car involved in the crash.
Police are investigating the details of a horrific car accident that ended the life of a young Illinois boy and his mother. The car accident happened on Lake Shore Drive where reports indicate that the car being driven by the mother veered from the northbound lanes into on-coming traffic. The car struck another vehicle after losing control and crossing the median. There were two other victims of this car accident that suffered critical injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. It is unclear at this time what caused the 39-year-old mother to lose control of the car that she was driving. Witnesses reported hearing the car accident and described the sound of tires screeching and the cars colliding. Several of these witnesses were people who happened to be nearby when the crash happened, and who then attempted to come to the rescue of the victims.