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Tag: car accident

Foggy weather may have led to multi-vehicle car accidents

Inclement weather might be enough for many drivers to exercise excess caution on the road, but those who do not may find themselves facing civil or even criminal penalties if they cause a serious car accident. In Illinois, car accidents in times …

Illinois boy’s wrongful death caused by alleged carjacker

Being on Illinois roadways is always somewhat dangerous, since car accidents can occur anywhere at any time. Fortunately, most people end up getting safely to their destinations. Sadly, one family wasn’t so lucky on the weekend before Christmas. A suspected carjacker crashed …

1 of Chicago’s car accidents leaves 3 with serious injuries

Being involved in an accident often leaves an individual shaken. Car accidents that result in serious injuries and death can make one even more distressed. Driving at night requires extra awareness of one’s surroundings, especially in a town where there …

Video of 50-car pile-up reminds us about winter driving hazards

When you live in Chicago (or the Midwest generally) it should go without saying that winter driving necessarily looks and feels a lot different than driving at any other time of year. Snow, ice, low visibility and very cold temperatures …

Latest distracted driving trend: Taking ‘selfies’ behind the wheel

Perhaps one of the most annoying trends among millennials is the obsessive need to document every mundane aspect of one’s life, to share it online and to coin new buzz words to describe the process of documentation. The cellphone camera …

Tragic Illinois car accident kills five before holiday

It’s no secret that the days and weeks surrounding major holidays see an increase in vehicle crashes. More people are travelling, and they could be distracted by festivities and other thoughts. Whether or not such distractions were involved in causing …

Illinois police cracking down on texting behind the wheel

Distracted driving is all too common in Illinois. Despite numerous studies showing how dangerous cellphone use like texting while driving is, many drivers in Illinois continue to text behind the wheel. Roughly nine people are killed in car accidents caused …