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One dead, several injured in Woodlawn car accident

According to authorities, a 22-year-old woman was killed in a Dec. 14 head-on collision that occurred in Jefferson County on Route 15 at Drivers Lane near Woodlawn, Illinois. The accident took place when a car heading westbound was struck by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction that crossed the center line. The deceased was a passenger in the westbound vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

1 injured in Illinois taxi-house crash, driver sought

In the early morning hours of Dec. 1, a taxicab driver slammed his vehicle into a house in the 1800 block of Gregory Avenue in Glendale Heights, and then left the accident scene. One person inside the house suffered injuries and was trapped for a time underneath the debris of the crash. A search to locate the taxi driver was conducted by the police.

3-vehicle crash claims life of Coal Valley man in Milan

Authorities with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department reported that a 3-vehicle collision that occurred on Nov. 7 in Milan resulted in the death of one man. According to reports, the collision occurred around 11:30 a.m. when the 44-year-old man apparently attempted to turn left into a private parking lot.

Texting and driving dangers in Illinois

The news is full of stories about accidents caused by people who text and drive, some of them fatal. Unfortunately, despite the dangers, many people, and especially many young people, continue to engage in such activity while they are driving. When teens and adults text and drive, they not only endanger themselves, they also endanger others on the roads around them.

What should I do after an Illinois car accident?

Some people in Illinois may not know what to do when they have been involved in a car accident. It's a good idea for people to be prepared in the event an accident does happen so that they can take the necessary steps to preserve their rights with regard to insurance claims.

11-vehicle Illinois crash ends with 3 people dead

Around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, a fatal accident occurred in Oak Lawn. Police reported that an 81-year-old man was speeding in a westbound pickup truck when he ran through a red light. He then allegedly jumped into the eastbound traffic and collided with 10 vehicles. The pickup truck driver and two nuns died in the crash.

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