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Two teenagers killed in police chase

A Carmel police officer clocked a white Hyundai traveling 43 mph in a 30 mph zone last Friday, around 10:50 p.m. When the officer turned on his lights to pull over the car, the driver accelerated on 126th Street between River and Hazeldell roads.

Two minutes later, at 10:52 p.m., the Hyundai crashed into a utility pole and caught fire. There were two 15-year-old boys riding as passengers in the car. The driver was also 15 years old.

A driver must be 16 years old to obtain a driver’s license under state law. However, a 15-year-old may obtain a driver’s permit, which allows them to drive when accompanied by a licensed adult relative or guardian.

The identity of the driver is being withheld, although the names of the two passengers have been released. While the parents of the killed boys do not wish to blame the driver of the car, they do question the way that police handled the situation.

The car involved in the crash belonged to the 15-year-old driver’s parents.

Luckily, nobody else was injured in this tragic chase. However, reckless and negligent drivers are a major threat on the road. If you or someone you love has been injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.


Men injured in crash remain hospitalized

Two men involved in a single-car traffic accident along Grape Creek Road around 7:30 p.m. Monday night remain hospitalized at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. According to a spokeswoman for the hospital, both men are still in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

The men were described by a witness as tailgating her car and speeding prior to the incident. After a few oncoming cars passed, according to the witness, the man’s pickup truck moved into the opposite lane to speed past her. After passing her, the car swerved off the road and rolled a number of times before coming to a stop. The sheriff’s department is unsure what led to the truck leaving the road.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of a negligent driver or have been involved in an auto accident, contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.


Two killed in accident on Route 116

A 49-year old man and a 28-year old woman from Pontiac were killed in an accident on Route 116 on Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred while the pair were driving westbound on Route 116, and while the cause of the accident has not yet been determined, it is believed that their vehicle was involved in an accident with another vehicle heading northbound on CR-330E.

If someone you love has been killed in a car accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, you may be able to pursue legal action against the individual responsible for the accident. For more information on car accidents and wrongful death claims, contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.


Van accident kills teen on biking trip through southern Illinois

A 17-year old girl from Chicago was struck and killed by a van driven by an 86-year old Illinois man on Wednesday. The teen was on a biking trip through southern Illinois when the van apparently crossed the center line and struck the teen and her friends. Two others were injured in the accident and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, contact the Danville personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 to discuss your legal options.


Driver charged with DUI after fatal accident near Braceville

A 39-year old man from Dwight, Illinois was charged with DWI after a crash on Monday morning claimed the life of a 25-year old Gardner man. The accident occurred at around 1:45 a.m. on Route 53 and Smith Road, when the vehicle veered into the wrong lane and crashed. The deceased individual was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and the driver was taken into custody for drunk driving, driving in the wrong lane, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

If someone you love has been hurt or killed in an accident, contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 to discuss your legal options.


Three-car crash critically injures three people

A 32-year-old man lost control of his vehicle Tuesday afternoon while passing another in the westbound lanes of Interstate 270 near Glen Carbon.

The vehicle crossed the median and sped into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on with another vehicle, and then spun around to hit a second vehicle. Three passengers, including two children, were critically injured in the first vehicle that was hit and were rushed to nearby hospitals. The driver of the second car hit sustained minor injuries.

If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car crash, contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343.


Man critically injured in collision with Amtrak train

A man was seriously injured when his work vehicle was struck by a northbound Amtrak train at 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning.  The accident occurred at White County Road 200 West, which is near Monon.  The man was ejected from his vehicle during the collision, and although authorities do not know the exact cause of the accident, fog is believed to be a factor in the crash.

For more information on train accidents and personal injury claims, contact the Danville personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.


Illinois doctor banned from doing LASIK procedures

The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has banned an eye doctor from doing LASIK eye procedures.

Since the 1990’s, the doctor has been sued 50 times for medical malpractice issues. The suits claim that the doctor did not handle LASIK surgeries or the post-operation treatment properly. LASIK surgery is a surgery that uses a laser to reshape a person’s corneas so that the person can see better without contacts or glasses.

If a doctor fails to follow the  procedure of medical standards on a surgery, the result can be injury to his or her patient. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence, contact the Danville medical malpractice lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343.


Fatal Two Car Accident in Macoupin County

In Macoupin County, a two car crash killed one.

According to officials, the 36-year-old man was driving south on Frosterburg Road around 6:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car due to the snow and ice on the road. The car then fell into a ditch and then went back onto the road sideways. Then the car collided with an SUV. The impact of of the crash sent the car back into the ditch. The driver of the car was pronounced dead on the scene.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343.


Three-Car Crash Injures Five People

A three-car crash on a Near North Side intersection left three people with serious injuries.

A taxi was going north when it was T-boned by another vehicle. The taxi then swerved off the road and hit a pole. The car that struck the taxi then struck another taxi. Two people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Another victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Two others involved in the accident were taken to the hospital but were not in serious condition.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343 today.