Safety is the most important part of driving in Illinois and elsewhere in the United States. From Chicago's shores on Lake Michigan to the piedmont on the Mississippi River, the roads are generally safe because car and truck drivers pay attention to the road.
Cellphone use while driving is a leading cause of accidents. The Illinois State Police claims that using a cellphone behind the wheel can increase chances of a motor vehicle accident by 400 percent. One in 10 car crashes likely involved a cellphone.
A high school student and athlete has died after suffering injuries in a car accident in Bloomington. The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. Route 150 and Mitsubishi Motorway, when a pickup truck hit the student's car after running a red light.
The victim of the accident was flown to a local hospital in critical condition but succumbed to her injuries shortly after admission. Illinois State Police stated that the driver of the truck was cited for alleged speeding as well as disobeying a traffic control device.
The high school student died despite wearing a seat belt in the car hit by the truck. The other driver, however, was cited for not wearing his seat belt.
Victims of car accidents and the survivors of car accident fatalities have the right to sue drivers and other parties at fault. Damages may include compensation for pain and emotional distress as well as actual costs such as medical expenses.
An attorney may help car crash victims and their families decide which way to pursue damages after an injurious or fatal accident.
Source: WGLT, "Normal West Student Dies From Injuries In Car Crash," Ryan Denham, March 08, 2018