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Car, minibike collision leaves two girls injured

A collision between a car and minibike last Friday in Kankakee left two girls injured.

According to police officials, the accident occurred when a Kia Elantra struck the minibike carrying the girls while traveling in the same direction. The 12-year-old girl driving the minibike and her 11-year-old passenger both suffered injuries and were transported to two separate hospitals in order to receive treatment.

The 63-year-old driver of the car was not cited by police in the accident. He stated that he was unable to see the minibike because it lacked lights or reflectors.

Minibike and bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries. Contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., in order to discuss  your legal options if you have been injured in an auto accident.


Woman injured after I-74 accident

A woman was injured on Tuesday after she was rear-ended in a car accident on Interstate 74.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. near Danville when a woman was traveling west and traffic began to slow. The woman’s car also slowed and she was then struck from behind.

The 24-year-old woman was ticketed in the incident for failure to reduce speed in order to avoid an accident. There is no word on the 28-year-old woman’s condition, but she was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in order to be treated.


Study: Nearly half of drivers do not use turn signal when changing lanes

Research done recently by the Society of Automotive Engineers showed that the nearly half of drivers fail to use turn signals while driving. This infraction is not only against the law, but it also can cause serious accidents.

Researchers analyzed nearly 12,000 drivers and discovered that nearly 48 percent of do not use their blinker when driving. Of this group, almost half of them (42 percent) stated that they do not have time while driving to use their turn signals.

The other 23 percent stated that they are “too lazy” and do not feel like using a turn signal. This data supports an earlier study done in 2006 and showed similar results.  It is a law to use a turn signal while turning, changing lanes, and passing another vehicle. The failure to use turn signal results in two million accidents across the nation each year.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a negligent driver, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the representation that you deserve. Contact the Danville car crash lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.


Girl in critical condition after three-car accident

A 5-year-old girl remains in critical condition after the car she was riding in was struck at a Champaign intersection on Monday morning.

According to police officials, the accident occurred at the intersection of Fourth Street and University Avenue when a 20-year-old driver struck an SUV. The impact of this crash caused the SUV to flip and roll into a third vehicle before coming to stop.

The 20 year-old female driver along with the two children riding in the SUV were transported to the hospital to be treated. The driver and a 2-year-old child were later released. No citations have been given at this time.

Car accidents can cause serious injury to all involved. Our thoughts are with the young child during her recovery.


Champaign woman injured in weekend crash

A Champaign woman was injured after a weekend crash occurred at the intersection of Mattis and Kirbey avenues.

According to police officials in Champaign, the crash occurred when an 18-year-old man was traveling through the intersection and attempted a left turn. The man did not see the northbound car traveling down the roadway and the two cars collided.

The car that was struck was driven by a 27-year-old woman and the female passenger in this vehicle was injured in the crash. She was then transported to Provena Covenant Medical Center in order to be treated for injuries sustained.  The 18-year-old driver was cited as a result of the crash.

If  you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a negligent driver, you need representation on your side that can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 443-4343.


Two drivers injured in head-on collision

This Wednesday, two drivers were injured in a car accident in Vermilion County.  According to the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 8:38 P.M. when one of the drivers, for an unknown reason, crossed over the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle.

The 76-year old driver was traveling northbound on Illinois 1 near County Road 550 N when he crossed over and struck a vehicle with a 21-year old driver.  Both drivers were reported to be from Ridge Farm.

The drivers were transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for unspecified injuries.  Both men were listed as being in fair condition the next morning.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Danville car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 to learn more about how we can help you.


Illinois rollover accident kills one

One woman was killed in an Illinois rollover car accident on Saturday. The 25-year-old victim was from San Jose and was the only person in the vehicle when the accident occurred.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on U.S. 136 when the woman was driving east and lost control of her vehicle as it ran off the side of the road and into a gravel patch.

She then over-corrected to return to the roadway, but this caused her car to flip and roll over multiple times. The woman died as the result of the injuries sustained in the accident.

Our condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.


Rear-end collisions most common for farm vehicles

Rear-end collisions are the most commonly-reported accidents for farm vehicles and other slow-moving vehicles, according to a report the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Safety Database.

When driving behind a slow-moving vehicle such as farm vehicle, drivers are encouraged to keep an eye out for the signs that are required to be posted on the slow-moving vehicles.

The signs are fluorescent orange triangles that are designed to be seen from distances of up to 500 feet. The most common accident with farm vehicles occur when a motorist attempts to pass as a farmer makes a left turn.

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


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.