The losses because of car accidents in Illinois and the rest of the United States are immense. According to the Washington, D.C.-based Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), more than 37,000 people in the U.S. die in car accidents each year, with more than 1,600 kids under age 15 getting killed. An additional 2.35 million people get injured or become disabled from collisions.
The Illinois law enforcement community is mourning the death of an off-duty sheriff's investigator in Cook County, killed when his car was hit by a vehicle driven by an unlicensed teen.
An Illinois family is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old girl, killed when the car she was driving with three passengers inside was struck by a car traveling in the wrong direction.
Imagine having a mechanical problem with your vehicle. Perhaps it's overheating or maybe the oil light came on. Whatever the problem is, you pull over to the side of the road and put on your hazard lights. You don't think anyone will have a problem seeing you, so you sit back and relax, waiting for help to arrive.
Distracted drivers make the choice to put themselves and others in danger. There isn't any reason for them to pay attention to other things going on around them. They simply aren't using their discipline and focus to do what needs to be done at the time, which is driving. People who are injured in these crashes might be angry that they have to suffer so much because of something so preventable.
When you travel out of town, you know that you'll have a risk of being involved in a crash while away from home. If someone comes into Peoria and causes a crash, then they could be held to higher standards than residents, according to news about a potential new ordinance.
Many Peoria residents like to head out to Jubilee State Park and other outdoor areas in the winter for snowmobiling fun. This cold weather activity can be enjoyable for all ages as long as safety protocols are followed every time.
When you are involved in a car wreck, there are a lot of things that occur. One of the primary concerns that you will initially have is making sure that you didn't suffer any injuries that need to be treated. If you do have something seriously wrong, you have to get to the doctor. In some cases, emergency room care is necessary.
A multi-vehicle crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway near South Holland, Illinois, left one man dead and three people injured recently.
One Cook County sheriff's correctional officer was killed and another arrested in a three-vehicle crash recently in Woodridge, Illinois.