The dangers of distracted driving are often well-publicized. Unfortunately, some people may mistakenly believe that a cellphone is the only distraction in a vehicle. Reaching for an item or changing the radio station can often result in serious motor vehicle accidents, especially when done in potentially hazardous conditions, including at a construction site. In fact, a recent crash in Illinois is said to have sent 10 people to the hospital.
Drivers are taught to drive defensively and to obey traffic laws. While doing so may go a long way toward avoiding motor vehicle accidents, even the safest of Illinois drivers is sometimes unable to completely avoid the negligent actions of others. Unfortunately, a family is now coming to terms with the unexpected death of a loved following a recent crash.
While drivers must be vigilant at all times, extra vigilance is required when driving in heavy traffic, especially when there are construction projects in progress. Failure to do so could result in motor vehicle accidents with devastating consequences. In fact, police in Illinois are trying to fully understand the cause of a recent crash that killed three people.
Most people in Illinois and across the country recognize the importance of tractor-trailers. They are able to move goods across the country relatively quickly and, typically, are driven by well-trained professionals; unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers can have devastating consequences, making it necessary for both drivers of commercial vehicles and those who may encounter them to exercise caution. For example, two men were recently killed in such a crash in Illinois.
Every single person who has driven Illinois road has likely been tempted to exceed the speed limit. While people may let the needle on their speedometer creep over posted limits, doing so, especially when it involves driving excessively fast, can result in motor vehicle accidents that have serious consequences. For example, a woman was recently killed in a crash in which speed is suspected to have played a major role.
Any driver who has encountered a motorcycle on an Illinois roadway likely knows that such vehicles can be more difficult to spot. As a result, there could be serious motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles. However, visibility does not appear to have played a role in a recent crash in Illinois.
There are many actions that defensive drivers can take to protect their safety. However, some motor vehicle accidents occur because of actions of others that cannot be avoided or anticipated. For example, police in Illinois believe that a recent car crash was caused by a driver who attempted an illegal U-turn.
People in Illinois often turn to alternative modes of transportation, including mopeds, for a variety of reasons. For example, these options are often cheaper and better for the environment. Unfortunately, people using such methods may be at risk for serious harm if involved in motor vehicle accidents due to their smaller size and relative lack of protections in comparison to more traditional vehicles. For example, a man was recently killed while riding a moped.
Because many people in Illinois and across the country spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel, driving can often become routine, resulting in complacent drivers. However, due to the size of vehicles and the speed at which they travel, drivers must be conscious of the potential for motor vehicle accidents and the harm they can cause at all times. Unfortunately, a man and woman recently lost their lives in an accident.
Because a collision with a train can have devastating, often fatal, consequences, there are many safety measures in place in Illinois to protect motorists at railroad crossings. Despite these efforts, however, motor vehicle accidents involving trains can still occur. Unfortunately, multiple people were recently sent to the hospital in such a crash.