Driving on ice is dangerous and often frightening for those who do not do it often. You can feel like you are barely in control of your car -- and that may be true. A lot of accidents happen because people suddenly lose control or can't react the same way they can on clean pavement.
Two people, though both expected to survive a head-on crash, suffered injuries severe enough that they had to be airlifted from the scene.
People have a general understanding, of course, that drunk driving is dangerous. They know that it leads to car accidents. They also know that it's illegal. Some people may argue that they're good at it -- a common misconception -- but they still know it's dangerous overall.
Police are still investigating a recent accident in Illinois that left one woman dead and injured two more people who were in the same car.
People often wonder what they can do to stay safe while driving in the winter weather. Stretches of it can be quite bad in Illinois, with snow and ice covering the roads.
Hayrides are very popular in the fall all over the Midwest, but one unfortunately turned tragic in Illinois when a vehicle rear-ended the hayride on the highway. A farm vehicle was pulling the trailer, which was full of passengers. Both the car and the trailer flipped and overturned during the wreck.
When someone decides to send a text message while driving, one of two things usually happens. First, they may just not understand that it's dangerous at all. Second, even if they do know it's dangerous, they think that they can do it fast enough to eliminate that danger.
It is always tragic when a child is killed in a motor vehicle accident. When Illinois parents send their children to school in buses, they expect these vehicles to be safe enough to protect their children in a collision. Unfortunately, as a recent incident illustrated, not all accidents involving school buses are minor.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may already feel overwhelmed and hopeless at how long it seems to take to recover. To you, your injuries seem severe and, at least for now, life-changing. However, you and other residents of Illinois should understand the term “catastrophic injuries” when it comes to the legal system.
It may still feel like summer to most people, but school starts for children across Illinois at the end of August. While this can be an exciting time for students – or the day many children have dreaded all summer – it can also be a dangerous time, as drivers everywhere must become accustomed to seeing children walking, riding their bicycles or waiting at the side of the road for their buses to pick them up.