Dangers of Living in or Visiting Springfield
With a violent crime rate that is nearly twice that of Illinois, people who live, visit, or work in Springfield, Illinois have a 1 in 125 chance of getting assaulted, raped, or killed. In fact, the city was determined to be safer than just 4% of other cities in the United States. In 2019, there were 9 murders, 108 rapes, and 564 assaults in the city.
That same year, 31 people were involved in 12 fatality crashes that took the lives of 12 victims. While the city has seen an increase in fatality accidents in recent years, high motor vehicle accident rates are nothing new to the area. In 2018, for instance, Sangamon County saw 5,101 total crashes, 1,140 injury accidents, and 20 wrecks that resulted in fatalities. The intersection of Sangamon Avenue and Dirksen Parkway is said to be the most dangerous intersection in the city. Other dangerous intersections include: Wabash Avenue and West White Oaks Drive, Veterans Parkway and Southwest Plaza, and Dirksen Parkway and Peoria Road.
Our Springfield Injury Lawyers Handle Various Types of Cases
At Strong Law Offices, our Springfield injury lawyers handle a variety of injury cases. These include, but are not limited to:
About Springfield, Illinois
Springfield is the capital of Illinois. The largest city in Sangamon County, Springfield also serves as the county seat. A city rich in history and culture, Springfield features art galleries, state-of-the-art museums, and ample opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Springfield’s dining is an attraction in itself, with the unique ‘horseshoe’ sandwich and the popular Cozy Dog Drive-in, and Maid-Rite, the first drive-through restaurant in the United States. In 1993, Springfield was named the “Chilli Capital of the Civilized World” with the word “chilli” purposely misspelled.
The top major employers in Springfield, Illinois are CoxHealth, Mercy Hospital, Walmart, and Springfield Public Schools.
There are several major medical facilities located in Springfield, including St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Medical Center, and SIU Medicine.
Springfield is home to the area’s largest amusement park, Knight’s Action Park and Caribbean Water Park. The most famous historic resident was Abraham Lincoln who lived in Springfield from 1837 until 1861 when he went to the White House as President.
Springfield is an All-American Midwestern city located between Chicago and St. Louis on historic Route 66.
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