Two 16-year-old girls are in critical condition after a crash with a semi-truck in Winnebago Corners, Illinois, but a friend says that they are "both slowly but surely recovering." She says that they are expected to make a full recovery.
Who is to blame when a Cook County commercial truck driver spends too many hours behind the wheel? The Federal Motor Carrier Administration sets hours-of-service rules to avoid truck driver fatigue.
It's hard to believe, with studies repeatedly confirming the link between cellphones and traffic accidents, any state would permit drivers to talk and text freely. The majority of states like Illinois has banned texting but allows limited cellphone use while driving. Some states entirely outlaw hand-held cellphone use; other states have no cellphone restrictions at all.