Several people were injured recently on an Illinois roadway when a string of crashes happened. At least one car accident ended with a woman being ejected from a car. She reportedly suffered injuries that have been described as serious. Others involved in the collisions received minor injuries. It was reported that two women were hospitalized.
An Illinois man is now facing criminal charges for an accident that took the life of one man and sent five others to the hospital. According to the Illinois State Police, the motorcycle accident occurred in the early afternoon.
Federal and state laws limiting cellphone use for safety reasons have been increasing throughout the country. Illinois recently passed legislation putting more restrictions on cellphone use on Illinois highways, with the intent of preventing a car accident from happening due to driver distractions. While it is already illegal to use a cellphone in a school zone or to text while driving, the new laws expand the list of prohibited acts. Some laws go into effect immediately, while others take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.