A history of multiple traffic offenses preceded a drunk driving suspect's arrest and conviction for killing a Chicago boy. The woman who pleaded guilty to causing a fatal pedestrian accident at a Skokie intersection is 23 years old.
Driver fatigue is among one of the leading causes of truck accidents in Illinois and throughout the country. In some cases, this fatigue is brought on by a commercial truck driver exceeding the maximum number of legal driving hours. However, in other cases, the sleepiness is due to an overall lack of sleep. There are many reasons for not getting enough sleep, including not listening to the body's natural circadian rhythm or a sleep-related disorder.
Experience teaches Cook County drivers the skills needed to cope with poor weather, a proficiency that newly-licensed drivers learn over time. Illinois teenagers must complete a graduated licensing program before earning full driving privileges. The process slowly acclimates teens to traffic situations, including nighttime and foul-weather driving.
A simple truck driver error in Illinois can cause a major and life-changing accident. Whether it is quickly looking down to read a text message, swerving out of a lane, or speeding, these types of driving behaviors frequently lead to crashes.
North Shore residents have spent the better part of a decade waiting for improvements to a troublesome Cook County intersection. New safety features will be installed at a Winnetka intersection by August with hopes of preventing needless vehicle and pedestrian accidents.
Did a teenage driver put on the brake or run a stop sign? The answer to that question will help fatal accident investigators in Central Illinois decide whether a 19-year-old Tremont teen committed a deadly driving error.
Two formerly expecting parents recently filed a lawsuit in Illinois. According to their suit, a physician and a medical center are at fault in the wrongful death of their child who was born on Dec. 7 2011, and passed away less than ten days later. The couple believes that there were several mistakes and acts of negligence involved in the circumstances that culminated in the untimely death of their son.
Charges have been filed against the driver responsible for a fatal accident in Cicero in late January. The car accident occurred after an evening of reckless driving around Chicago with several others in the car. Reports from a passenger in the vehicle and evidence found in the vehicle after the crash indicate the driver was drinking hard liquor throughout the night.
When traveling in Illinois, drivers no doubt pass tractor-trailers. Even just passing alongside one of these big-rigs, one cannot help but notice the sheer size difference between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler. For some, even just this realization is frightening.
The National Football League has been at the center of a controversy for some time now. With lawsuits being filed and the potential for these cases to cost the country's most popular sports league quite a bit of money, some fans in Chicago are taking notice.