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Police cite woman after her pit bull bites man’s hand

Police cited an Illinois woman for negligent control of an animal. Her pit bull allegedly bit a 38-year-old man on the back of his jacket and his left hand. According to Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory, police issued the citation to 19-year-old Robyn L. Derrango of Joliet. Derrango is the owner of the dog. …

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Girl suffers injuries from python bite at Chicago expo

Police are investigating an incident in which a four-year-old girl sustained a python bite at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo in suburban Chicago. The 17-foot snake was part of an exhibit. According to police, the girl was bitten as she petted the python while visiting the snake exhibit with her family. They were …

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Staying safe from winter slip and fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur throughout the year. However, the snow and ice that comes with winter weather significantly increases the risk of falls. During winter months, strolling down a sidewalk can prove hazardous due to icy pavement. Potholes and cracks, uneven walkways, shrubs and bushes that may seem minor during the summer can …

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Teen accused of having meth in his system during fatal motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed after a teenager from Naperville, Illinois, allegedly hit her as she was traveling through an intersection. Prosecutors accused the 17-year-old boy of having methamphetamine in his body when the accident occurred. He was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death. Police said the teen was cited for …

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Two dogs euthanized after attacking and injuring Illinois boy

A 10-year-old boy in Aurora, Illinois was injured after being mauled by two pit bulls. Police said they euthanized both dogs thought to be responsible for the attack, just hours after tracking them down. One of the pit bulls was captured soon after the attack, but the second was not found until several days later. …

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New Illinois bicycle law aims to improve cyclist safety

Illinois passed a new law in an effort to boost safety measures for bicyclists, who are far too often exposed to the risk of accidents while engaging in what is meant to be a safe activity. The bill takes a common-sense approach to several driving and cycling behaviors that occur on the roads. “This new …

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Illinois woman dies from injuries in pedestrian accident

Pedestrians should be able to cross the street without fearing for their safety. However, pedestrian accidents occur often, due to distracted drivers, speeding vehicles and other reasons. Such collisions can cause serious injuries and even death. In a recent case, a 41-year-old woman died 11 days after being hit by a car while crossing a …

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Illinois post office mulls drastic step to protect mail carriers from dog attacks

Postal officials in Vermillion County, Illinois, are considering changing their mail delivery system after reports of a growing number of dog attacks on mail carriers. Georgetown residents who fail to control their pets may soon find themselves collecting their own mail. Three mail carriers in the area have suffered dog bites since January. One of …

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Illinois Firefighter Claims Workers’ Compensation For PTSD

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a firefighter claimed workers’ compensation for suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bbg-april-2017-pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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CTA bus strikes inebriated passenger after driver forces him off bus

A man filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, November 3, 2016, alleging that a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver hit him after the driver kicked him off the bus. The man was inebriated at the time. The incident occurred in May 2016, when Travis Crawford was a passenger on a …

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