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February 2014 Archives

IDOT worker killed in fatal accident

On the morning of Feb. 14, an Illinois Department of Transportation snowplow driver lost his life in a work-related accident on Route 17 in Stark County. The driver, who was out clearing the roadway and battling the elements, pulled the plow over to assist an immobilized driver on the side of the road. Witnesses say another driver lost control of their vehicle and hit the 49-year-old IDOT employee. He died from his injuries a short while later after being transported to Kewanee Hospital.

Illinois woman dies due to auto-pedestrian crash

A fatal auto-pedestrian traffic crash in Silvis took the life of a woman just after 3 a.m. on Feb. 9 at the route 84 ramp to John Deere Road westbound. Silvis police, who responded to the accident, say that the woman was struck by a car and that she was dead when officers arrived. The woman has been identified as a 54-year-old Silvis woman. According to the Rock Island County Coroner, the woman died of multiple traumatic injuries.

English car maker begins second attempt at recall for accelerator

Illinois drivers may wish to know about a recall of certain luxury vehicles due to a flaw in the accelerator pedal. This is the second time that the cars are being recalled for the same issue. The first time, English car manufacturer Aston Martin was unaware of the magnitude of the problem.

2 charged in fatal hit-and-run

Two people were arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident, which occurred on an Illinois roadway on Jan. 18. The accident took the life of a 65-year-old female pedestrian. A Des Plaines man, 18, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. His female companion, also 18, faces charges of cannabis possession as well as intent to deliver. Investigators found a sealed bag containing 27 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.

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