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Car accidents up in 2021 on the streets of Chicago and throughout Illinois

The number of fatal car accidents in Illinois skyrocketed in 2021. Distracted driving has been identified as a key factor behind the increase in deadly crashes. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 1,317 people died in car crashes last year, the highest number of traffic fatalities in the state since 2005. The number could …

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Illinois Car Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits

The most recent reports from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicate that the state has experienced an increase in certain types of serious car wrecks. While pedestrian fatalities decreased slightly, bicyclist fatalities and traffic collision injuries increased. Despite widespread public safety campaigns focusing on the importance of seatbelts, nearly 50% of traffic fatalities involved victims …

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Woman sues Illinois State Police after suffering brain injury in crash

A Wisconsin woman filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police after she suffered a life-altering brain injury in a car accident. A trooper was allegedly speeding when he collided with her vehicle in July 2021. Angel Shipley-Hewer was driving home to Wisconsin when her vehicle got a flat tire. She exited Interstate 294 near …

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Illinois sees rise in traffic fatalities in 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic

New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a worrying increase in fatal car accidents on roads in Illinois and across the country. The numbers reflect changes in driving habits that occurred during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly a tendency to engage in reckless driving. …

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Fatal Chicago Rear-End Accident Claims Rideshare Passenger’s Life

Recently, one man was killed, and another person was seriously hurt in a Chicago car accident. According to a recent news report, the accident occurred on the 1500-block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive. A rideshare driver was traveling north on DuSable Lake Shore Drive carrying a passenger when the driver of a red sedan rear-ended …

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Chicago woman killed in pedestrian accident after driver runs red light

A 52-year-old woman was killed while using a crosswalk in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Police said she was struck by a car that ran a red light. A 23-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Impala westbound on 81st Street. As the vehicle entered the intersection, a Chrysler 300 traveling northbound on Racine …

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Bloomington man killed in a hit-and-run intoxicated driving accident

A 26-year-old man hit by a vehicle in Bloomington, Illinois, died after suffering serious internal injuries. The driver who caused the fatal accident faces two counts of aggravated driving under the influence (DUI). Authorities identified the intoxicated driver as Thomas E. Hall, 61, and believed he was under the influence of drugs at the time …

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Negligent car maintenance is more common than you think

In Illinois, drivers have a legal duty to maintain their vehicles to a safe standard. However, a recent survey of 1,200 American drivers found that 92% of car owners put off essential car maintenance despite knowing that this increased their risk of having an accident. This means that if you were involved in an accident, …

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