Illinois' place at the head of the Midwest makes it a transportation hub. Every part of the state, especially the urban north, is crossed by streets, roads and limited-access highways such as the interstates that connect all parts of the country.
There are many rules and regulations that keep these roads safe. Some of the most important ones include the prevention of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, as well as remaining at the scene of a motor vehicle collision. Stopping at red lights and stop signs is also vital for safety.
A 61-year-old Hinckley woman is in the hospital, along with the driver of a van that hit her car in an intersection just east of her hometown. The accident on Illinois State Route 30 at East County Line Road apparently occurred when the van driver failed to stop at a stop sign on the latter road.
The van's front struck the side of the woman's car and both vehicles left the roadway to come to rest in a nearby field. Both drivers were taken to an Aurora hospital, where the van driver was cited for disobeying a stop sign, as well as driving with a suspended license and an expired registration.
People injured in motor vehicle collisions - and the survivors of those killed in them - may have the ability to seek restitution in the form of financial damages or reimbursement for medical expenses. A legal representative may be the ideal assistant in determining the best legal options.
Source: Daily Chronicle, "Two-car crash sends two to hospital," Nov. 15, 2017