Illegal street racing has become more frequent in Illinois and around the country. Fatalities and injuries from racing on highways and other public streets have risen in recent years. Being caught just watching an illegal street race can be considered aiding and abetting this dangerous activity. There are tracks dedicated to legal car racing. These are a much safer alternative to the dangers and stiff penalties for illegal racing.
A Chicago driver who was involved in a minor accident was struck and killed by a truck as he attempted to take pictures of the initial collision on April 24, according to officials. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of West Division Street near the Kennedy Expressway.
Illinois owners of the Range Rover SUV from Land Rover may have heard that the automaker was recalling some of its vehicles because of a possible malfunction of its airbags. The problem was reportedly that connectors on 3,912 Range Rovers may come loose, which would keep the side airbags from inflating correctly in an auto accident. The recall concerned only those SUVs from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
A woman from Normal died in a truck-car accident by Colfax on the afternoon of Oct. 8. The victim of the fatal car accident was 63-years-old at the time of her death.
The Illinois woman who was behind the wheel in a rollover crash that killed four people was charged with multiple counts stemming from the incident. The deadly car accident occurred near the intersection of Interstate 290 and Route 83 in Addison. Police said that eight people were inside the silver Ford Explorer on their way to a temporary work assignment when something happened to make the vehicle crash roll over and crash into a ditch.
An Illinois town is recovering after a fatal car accident occurred in the northeast area of the city. Reports seem to lean toward alcohol, coupled with weak decision making, as a culprit behind the unfortunate ordeal. During a routine DUI round one evening, a driver who was pulled over decided to leave the scene. It was then that police returned to their car and started following the driver, who was said to be speeding.
A missing stop sign appears to have played a strong role in a collision that fatally wounded a Polo High School teacher. The 32-year-old resident of Byron, Illinois, was traveling westbound in a silver 2002 Toyota. The teacher drove through the intersection, which usually has a stop sign in place, and collided with a northbound Saturn. The teacher was taken to Rockford's OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center by helicopter following the car accident.