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May 2012 Archives

Illinois police investigate car accident that killed four workers

Police have made headway in the investigation of a car accident that killed four construction workers May 22, 2012. The car accident occurred on eastbound Interstate 64 near the Old Collinsville Road overpass in Fairview Heights at about 9:30 in the morning, according to police reports. Two large trucks were parked on the left shoulder of the road while four workers from Briteway Striping Services completed work on the road in accordance with a state contract. A car veered off the highway, striking both trucks and hitting the four workers.

Illinois motorcyclists promote safety awareness month

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, almost 500 Illinois motorcyclists participated in a ride to draw attention to the fact that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is the twenty-eighth year that motorcyclists have held the event. The goal of the ride is to alert drivers of other vehicles that May is the beginning of motorcycle season, and drivers should be aware that there will be more motorcycles on the roads. Motorcyclists who participated in the event hope that the event will reduce motorcycle accidents by reminding drivers of other vehicles to watch out for motorcycles.

Two dead after semi collides with car in Illinois

Illinois State Police responded to reports of a stopped vehicle on southbound Interstate 55 on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 and arrived at the scene to find an auto accident had happened. After investigating, police discovered that a Hyundai had stopped in the right lane of the interstate without its lights on and a semi tractor trailer travelling in the right lane had collided with the rear end of the car.

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