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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.

Illinois bus accident injures 13

An accident involving a passenger bus in Chicago at around 6:35 a.m. on Aug. 29 left 13 people with various injuries. This included 12 bus passengers and an off-duty firefighter who was participating in the rescue effort when he was injured. Several ambulances transported the injured parties to various local hospitals for medical evaluation and treatment.

Illinois truck driver in critical condition after crash

An Aug. 13 crash in St. Clair County involving a semi-truck injured two people, authorities reported. The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. near St. Libory on Venedy Road and Illinois Road 15. Police say that debris from the wreckage was scattered approximately 100 yards around the scene.

GM may have ignored warnings that could have prevented deaths

People in DuPage County, Illinois, may have heard about the widely reported recall by General Motors started in February 2014 due to faulty ignition switches causing a range of dangerous issues. Yet, a series of accidents that were purportedly caused by the switches had been reported to the automaker from rental car companies years ago.

Illinois pileup kills 1, injures 2, in mid-afternoon pileup

A four-car pileup left a 50-year-old Chicago grandfather dead and injured two other motorists during the lunchtime rush hour on Interstate 80. The car accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11. The decedent was pronounced dead at Hazel Crest's Advocate South Suburban Hospital around 2:22 p.m.

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