Intersections are often considered dangerous areas of the roadway as multiple streets and directions converge at a single spot. These areas are often outfitted with traffic signals or signs to help drivers better navigate. However, these signals and signs are not always heeded, and as a result, a driver may fail to stop when necessary. Too often, such an action leads to a car accident.
People tend to base their decisions about their commute to and from work on several different factors. For some, driving a personal vehicle may be quicker or allow them a brief amount of quiet time before they walk into the hustle and bustle of the office. Others choose public transportation for financial or environmental reasons. Some may even perceive public transportation in Illinois to be less prone to accidents than passenger vehicles are to having a car accident. Unfortunately, this belief may not always be true.
Illinois authorities report that poor road conditions may have been among the factors contributing to a recent fatal car accident. Stories like this one highlight the importance of driving carefully and not taking chances on messy roadways. This recent chain-reaction car accident began when a 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle while attempting to avoid another vehicle pulling out into traffic.
A victim has died after a tragic incident happened on an Illinois roadway recently. The car accident occurred in the evening hours of a weekday. The cars involved were on Route 30 just prior to the crash.
The driver of a car involved in a crash on an Illinois roadway has been charged with crimes. The charges came after the car accident that claimed the life of the passenger in the man's car -- one of two vehicles involved in the incident. The crash happened during the afternoon hours of a weekday in Chicago.
Driving on interstate thoroughfares is a daily part of many people's lives in Southern Illinois, and residents in the Belleville area would like to have some reasonable assurance that drivers on these large and fast roadways would exercise due caution. Unfortunately, too many drivers take to the roads in a reckless or negligent manner, and as a result, people suffer serious injuries through no fault of their own.
A St. Clair County couple was recently awarded $700,000 in a case before the Illinois Court of Claims. The case dealt with the last claim related to an auto accident in which a state trooper was reportedly driving recklessly on Interstate 64, travelling at speeds of around 126 mph in November 2007. The car accident killed three teenagers and injured a married couple.The award in this claim was paid to the injured St. Clair County couple, putting the total paid out in the case at nearly $9 million. The family of the three teenage victims in the car accident was awarded $8 million in January 2011. That payment was the largest amount ever awarded by the Illinois court.