Cars are probably the most reliable way to get around Illinois. Anyone who has waited in the bitter cold for a bus or been stuck in the L in Chicago can tell you they would rather be alone in their own vehicle on a road or interstate, even in traffic.
Unfortunately, the dangers inherent in many cars being driven near each other make the Land of Lincoln one of the most dangerous states for drivers and passengers as well. Several roads, towns and corners are especially dangerous, as shown by multiple accidents, injuries or even deaths in those areas.
A 32-year-old woman from Sheridan lost her life on Illinois State Route 47 just north of Galena Road in Kendall County early on a recent Saturday evening. She was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency response personnel after her car was hit head-on by another vehicle.
A 29-year-old man from the area of the accident steered his car over the center line of the highway for unknown reasons and hit the victim's car as it headed the opposite direction. He was also injured at the scene and transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was cited for improper lane usage.
People injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by other drivers have the right to sue for damages related to injuries and recovery time. The survivors of those fatally injured maintain the same rights. An attorney may be able to help those involved discover their rights and the likely legal path forward.
Source: Kendall County Now, "Sheridan woman killed in Yorkville wreck Saturday," Tony Scott, Dec. 11, 2017