Traffic was backed up for hours while a busy Illinois highway was closed so that a helicopter could land and remove one of the victims of a crash. The car accident happened on July 7 in the early afternoon. As a result of the crash, one person suffered serious burns and four others were taken to local hospitals with injuries.
Recently, an allegedly intoxicated driver's effort to avoid hitting a deer resulted in serious injuries to his three passengers. Illinois State Police say that the single-vehicle accident happened on County Roads 800 North and 1375 East near Olney. The wreck occurred in the early evening of June 25 and may have been caused in part by the intoxication of the young driver.
There is little that is more mournful and tragic than the needless death of a young person or a child. The loss of promise that a young life holds is heartbreaking for not only for the immediate family but also for the community. Three Illinois families are now seeking answers after three teenagers were recently killed in a tragic truck accident.
Though we don't usually expect it to be, a day at the office can be dangerous. But that is especially the case if your "office" is a busy highway. Sadly, that was the case recently in O'Fallon, where four workers were seriously injured when a car hit them as they were painting road stripes on the highway.
Multiple charges have been filed against an Illinois driver after a crash that killed one man. The criminal charges stemming from the car accident include driving under the influence, disobeying a stop sign and driving with no insurance. The accident happened on May 16.
Illinois State Police respond to many incidents throughout the state each night. On April 21 they reported being called to a single-car accident late in the evening. The accident resulted in the death of one man and critical injuries to at least one other.
A recent two-car collision in Illinois required that a man be extricated from his vehicle and transported to a local hospital. The crash caused major damage to the vehicles involved, and the 33-year-old driver who was apparently at fault for the crash was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid a car accident.
Belleville residents know that when people drive while under the influence of alcohol, the consequences are often devastating. Motorcyclists, in particular, may be at a greater risk of serious injury when people operate larger vehicles while drunk. That was certainly the case for six Illinois motorcyclists when a man now charged with drunk driving hit them with his pickup truck. Several of the motorcyclists were seriously injured, and sadly the crash took a Pinckney woman's life.
A recent car accident in the northern part of the state brings up some important considerations for Southern Illinois residents who have been injured in multi-vehicle accidents. Police say that four drivers were involved in the crash, which ultimately sent six people to local hospitals. The vehicles involved in the multi-car crash collided almost simultaneously, and authorities have treated the collisions as one car accident.
According to Illinois State Police, a tragic car accident in Benton took the life of a 6-year-old girl from Du Quoin. A local news report says the crash happened when the 32-year-old driver of the vehicle transporting the child and other passengers failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle collided with an SUV, and victims in both vehicles were seriously injured in the car accident.