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Boy killed in Bloomingdale ATV accident

A 11-year-old boy was killed after an ATV accident occurred on Thursday evening in Bloomingdale.

Fire officials reported that the boy was struck by an all-terrain vehicle driven by a relative.  After the accident occurred, the boy was then transported to the hospital by helicopter in order to be treated.

He was moved from Central DuPage Hospital to Loyola Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Further details on what caused the accident are also unknown at this time.

All-terrain vehicles can be a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, but they can also be dangerous if you are involved in an accident. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims at this time.


Proposed government bill aims to eliminate bus and truck rollover accidents

A new bill was proposed by the government this week in order to help eliminate rollover accidents from occurring in trucks and buses.

According to officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the bill proposes that manufacturers must add an electronic braking system in buses, trucks and motor coaches.

The safety system will be able to sense if a driver is losing control and the brakes on the vehicle in order to keep it steady and avoid a rollover. This will help drivers maintain control of the vehicle even if they are on slick or dangerous roads.

Rollover accidents are the most fatal type of car crash and federal authorities have estimated that the new safety settings will help to eliminate 2,329 accidents and prevent up to 60 fatalities a year.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover crash and you would like to learn more about how you can be compensated after a car accident, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling 217-443-4343.


School bus carrying children involved in accident

A school bus that was carrying eight children was involved in an accident outside of Urbana Middle School.

According to police, the accident was between a school bus, a car and a minivan. It began as the school bus driver attempted to pass a car, but struck and pushed it forward. The bus then went around the car and struck a minivan two or three times.

When police arrived at the scene, the school bus driver had no explanation for what caused the accident. The driver of the first car was sent to the hospital where he was treated and released, but no children were injured. The school bus driver was charged with failure to reduce speed in order to avoid an accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the car accident lawyers Danville of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.


Motorcyclist killed in Illinois collision

A man was killed in a motorcycle and SUV collision that occurred on Chicago Avenue in Naperville.

According to reports, the 39-year-old man was driving a 2005 Ducati when he sideswiped another vehicle. This collision caused the man to lose control of the motorcycle and strike a curb.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene to transport the man to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained. Officials are still investigating the accident, but it is thought that speed and alcohol may have been factors.

Motorcycle and car accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.


New Illinois law allows markers at fatal accident spots

Families in Illinois who have lost a family member in a car accident will now be able to memorialize their loved ones by putting a marker in the spot where the accident occurred.

This new program now allows the family to purchase signs from the Department of Transportation and then they will install them near the spot of the accident.

Many families make their own markers and put them on the side of the road and they are left there as long as they are not too distracting for drivers. Illinois already has a similar law for victims of drunk driving accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in car accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343.


Two teenagers killed in accident in Oklahoma

A 16-year-old girl and her 13-year-old brother from Fairbury were killed in a car accident while their family was on vacation in Oklahoma.

The accident occurred when the driver of the motor home the family was riding in, ran off the Cherokee Turnpike, near Tulsa for unknown reasons. After the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, it struck four concrete pillars.

The driver had to be freed from the vehicle by emergency crews and he and his wife were transported to the hospital along with two other passengers. The two teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene at 5:35 p.m.

Car accidents can have devastating effects on all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.


Six injured in five-vehicle crash

Six people were injured in a five-vehicle crash on U.S. 136 in the rural areas of Penfield on May 30, according to authorities.

All of the vehicles were heading east on 136 when, about half a mile from County Road 2700E, there was a slow down in traffic due to a field fire that had restricted the visibility of the road.

There has not been an exact cause of the accident released but the low visibility is said to be the reason for the car pile-up. The extent of injuries was also not released at this time.

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


Kankakee Woman Dies in Accident with Truck

A Kankakee woman was tragically killed Friday when she was involved in an accident with a semi truck on Illinois Route 50.

Witnesses said that the woman, who owned the Wisteria Day Spa, was driving southbound on Route 50 when she turned abruptly and seemingly for no reason in front of the semi truck. The woman passed away as the result of the accident. She leaves behind three young children.

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