Drivers have become accustomed to Illinois Department of Transportation signs along state roads. The electronic, emergency signs have been up for more than a decade informing motorists about safety campaigns and emergencies.
A Waukegan man is only a year older than the teenage pedestrian he allegedly hit and killed during a nighttime street race. Police north of Chicago tracked down and arrested an 18-year-old for the late March hit-and-run fatality.
How a teenager died may not be as valuable to Cook County criminal investigators as the victim's condition when she was struck by a vehicle. The 17-year-old was walking on a road in Olympia Fields when she was severely injured in a car crash. The girl died three days later.
An 8-year-old Cook County boy was in a place last spring where a car should not have been. The child was riding his bike along a Skokie sidewalk when he became the victim of an auto accident involving an intoxicated driver.
Experience teaches drivers how to react to adverse traffic conditions. Teen drivers in Illinois work through a graduated licensing program over time to learn to adapt to weather changes, high speeds, rush hour congestion and nighttime driving. Teens who exceed the limits of their driving abilities risk being killed or injured in a car crash.
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.
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.
The small town of Campton Hills, Illinois, had not seen a fatal crash in 2010 or 2011. But a recent automobile accident that occurred there is the third of 2012 and brings with it a third and fourth death. According to reports, the collision occurred on Route 38 around 8:46 p.m. Four vehicles were involved in the accident that was reportedly started by the dangerous driving of a 30-year-old woman from Wisconsin.
A 25-year-old man from Orland Park, Illinois, was charged with reckless homicide after a crash that took the life of a woman who was traveling to work. The man recently made a request to a Cook County judge to return personal property that was in the vehicle involved in the crash but that request was denied, pending the completion of the investigation.
An accident in Southern Illinois has claimed the lives of two people. The crash involved a 67-year-old man driving a tractor-trailer and a 21-year-old woman that was in the driver's seat of a stopped car on Interstate 55. The automobile accident happened earlier this month near the west side of Lincoln, Illinois. Both individuals were declared dead at the scene around 11:40 p.m.