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Three people sent to hospital after three-vehicle collision on I-74

A three-vehicle collision on I-74 at 7:43 a.m. on Tuesday sent three people to Carle Foundation Hospital for medical attention. The accident occurred on I-74 between St. Joseph and Urbana, when a 54-year-old woman failed to slow down for traffic ahead of a work zone and collided with two vehicles. The woman’s Jeep Cherokee first struck a Toyota Camry driven by a 46-year-old man and then continued on to hit a Chevy Equinox driven by a 55-year-old woman. The impact of the collisions sent the Camry into the wire barrier in the median and sent the Equinox into a ditch on the right-hand shoulder.

Authorities report that all three individuals were, fortunately, wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The woman driving the Jeep Cherokee was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

For more details on this story, visit The News-Gazette website, or check back on our blog for updates.



Spiros Law Commemorates Law Day 2018

Law Day is celebrated on the 1st of May each year, and the team at Spiros Law is proud to commemorate it with citizens all across our great nation. The purpose of Law Day is to remind people to appreciate the liberties that we hold dear but often take for granted. It aims to promote respect for the rule of law that allows us to govern ourselves as free people and is the key to our democratic way of life.

This year’s Law Day theme is “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom”, and it focuses on the vital separation of powers embued in each of our three separate branches of government. The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of our government each have checks and balances over another, allowing for a distribution of power that keeps everything in balance for all citizens.

The first Law Day was commemorated in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is promoted by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is an opportunity for everyone to discuss the courts and our legal system. For more information on Law Day 2018, read more here on the American Bar Association website.

Spiros team volunteers with CRIS Healthy Aging Center to deliver hot meals to those in need

Community service is a large focus for our firm, and the team at Spiros Law, P.C. is committed to helping our neighbors here in Danville. Recently, members of our firm signed up for regular meal deliveries through Danville’s CRIS Healthy Aging Center. This valuable meal delivery service helps bring hot, nutritious meals to people who would not normally be able to buy groceries or cook for themselves. Often, these individuals have physical or mental challenges that make it difficult to get a good, nutritious meal. These meal deliveries are often set up on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on the needs of the individual.

We are proud to work alongside the other volunteers and help bring meals to those in need. To learn more about the organization and how you can get involved, visit the CRIS Healthy Aging Center website.

Spiros Law Celebrates Its 13th Anniversary

Spiros Law first opened its doors on April 4th, 2005 (then known as Spiros Wall), in Danville. Thirteen years later, we are proud to celebrate our anniversary and thank all of our valued clients, attorneys, and support staff, without whom this would not be possible. Attorneys James Spiros and Karen Wall (currently Judge Wall for Vermilion County) launched the firm as two attorneys with only two support staff, and a goal of helping people in the Illinois community.

Over the past thirteen years, we’ve expanded our Danville office and have opened offices in Kankakee and Champaign. We have been honored to help injured individuals in our community for all of these years, and we look forward to continuing this work in the years to come.

Longview woman in grave condition after driver runs stop sign at U.S. 45 and I-57

A 77-year-old woman from Longview is in grave condition at an area hospital after a collision last week. Authorities say that the accident occurred at 10:48 a.m. on March 21st when her Lincoln MKZ was struck by an 81-year-old man in a Toyota Echo. The man was reportedly heading southbound on the interstate when he exited prematurely and attempted to get back on the highway by crossing I-45. He reportedly failed to observe the stop sign and clipped the front bumper of the victim’s vehicle.

The Longview woman was transported to a local hospital with a broken neck and two broken arms. The man refused treatment at the scene but was reportedly transported to a hospital for evaluation. He was ticketed for failure to observe a stop sign.

Authorities say that both individuals were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The full story is available at The News-Gazette. We will also update this story with any additional information.

Champaign family involved in deadly crash on I-30 in Texas

A Champaign County family was involved in a deadly collision on I-30 in Mount Pleasant, Texas. A 42-year-old father of three from Savoy was driving a 2011 Toyota Sienna when the five-vehicle accident occurred. He was airlifted to a nearby trauma center for treatment. His wife (42), two sons (6 and 9), and daughter (2) were pronounced dead at the scene. A 64-year-old truck driver from Tennessee was also pronounced dead at the scene. A second semi-truck and two other vehicles were also involved, though the drivers and passenger in the other vehicles reportedly suffered only minor injuries.

Authorities do not know the exact cause of this five-vehicle wreck at this time, but additional information can be found on Illinois Homepage. We will update this story with any new developments.

One killed, two injured in crash near Foosland

A 29-year old man from Foosland was killed in a crash in Northwestern Champaign County on Thursday night. Authorities say that a driver’s failure to stop at an intersection led to the collision, which killed one and injured two others. Illinois State Police say that the accident occurred at the intersection of County Road 3200 N. and Illinois 47.

The 22-year-old driver of the other vehicle was reportedly trying to pass a third vehicle in the intersection when he struck the victim’s car. The driver and another 22-year-old passenger were taken to Gibson Area Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The driver was also issued tickets for disobeying a no-passing zone, improper passing at an intersection, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

To learn more, read the full News-Gazette story and check back here for regular updates.

Four vehicle collision in Iroquois County leaves 1 dead and at least 2 injured

A four-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning on Illinois 1 in Iroquois County resulted in the death of an Indiana man. At least two others were transported to a local hospital for treatment. According to authorities, the 75-year-old victim was stopped at a red light at an intersection on County Road 500 when a semi-trailer failed to stop and struck his vehicle from behind, pushing him into the intersection. His vehicle was struck by both a car and a minivan that were headed southbound in the intersection. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the semi-trailer was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

Read the full news report on The News-Gazette, and check back here for updates on this tragic story.

Kickapoo fire truck responding to an apartment fire collides with car, injuring at least one

The southbound lanes of Illinois 1 have been closed, and a northbound lane has been shut down at Ross Lane following a serious collision. Authorities are on the scene and emergency medical personnel have already transported at least one person to an area hospital after a fire truck collided with a passenger vehicle and overturned.

A tanker truck from the Kickapoo Fire Protection District was responding to a large fire at an apartment building in downtown Westville when the accident occurred. Other fire crews from Westville and neighboring departments were able to respond to the fire.

Read more about this developing story at the News-Gazette or check back here for more information.

Two killed in head-on collision on Illinois 1 near Hoopeston

A head-on collision on Illinois 1 near Hoopeston has left both drivers dead, according to a report from the Illinois State Police. The accident occurred at 6:21 p.m. on Wednesday near County Road 3870 N.  It is believed that a 59-year old woman heading southbound in a minivan was hit head-on by a 52-year old man driving a pickup truck. Authorities do not know the reason why, but the driver of the pickup truck crossed the center line into the southbound lane, causing the vehicles to collide. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was airlifted to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, and the names of the victims have not been released. For more information on this story, read the News-Gazette report, or check back with us for more details.