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Midwest twisters take lives of 12 people

Twisters in the Midwest have caused serious damage, destroyed homes, and taken at least 12 lives.

A small Illinois town had an Ef4 tornado strike the area and six people were killed as a result. The rating given to this tornado is the second-highest rating that can be given to a twister and scientists determine this by the amount of damage that occurs.

The twister was 200 yards wide and had winds of up to 170  mph. Another twister struck Branson, Mo, which is a popular tourist site because of the country music scene. The  famous theater in the city stated that it received serious damage as a result of the twister.

For more information on this storm or to remain updated, visit the Washington Post online today.


Plane crashes after leaving Illinois, heading to Texas

A plane that took off from Illinois and was en route to Austin, Texas crashed and burned killing both men inside.

The aircraft went down around 12:30 p.m. in Arkansas as the 62-year-old father and his 32-year-old son were leaving Danville and heading to Austin. The father is a flight instructor in California and the son is also a pilot, but there has been no word on who was piloting the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that no distress call was reported, but the plane just dropped off of its radar screen. The sky was overcast and there was low clouds and rain when the plane was flying, but the officials will be investigating further to find the cause of the accident.

Plane accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims in the crash.


New details emerge in fatal I-80 collision

Authorities have released new details about an April 3rd accident on I-80 in Liberty Township that killed a 62-year old man and his 56-year old wife. Police say that the accident occurred at 10:35 p.m. when the couple’s 2005 Nissan Altima collided with a 2000 Saturn in the westbound lanes of the interstate. The couple’s car ran into the median before it struck an embankment and rolled over. The other vehicle did not stop following the accident and fled the scene.

If someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, it is important to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney. For more information about car accidents and the law, contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.


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.


Weather Conditions Cause Two Accidents

The heavy winds and freezing temperatures contributed to causing a pair of accidents along Illinois State Highway 57, just south of Manteno. The accidents occurred early on the morning of February 10.

The gusts combined with snow flurries and icy road conditions to cause a pickup truck to drive off the road and into a ditch, where police say a second car crashed into it. Little else is known about the accident, including the extent of the damage and the condition of the drivers and any passengers.

According to weather reports from the Greater Kankakee Airport, visibility was reduced to less than a mile for much of the morning, which police say probably contributed to the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about what the Danville car accident injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can help, contact us today by calling (217) 443-4343.


Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against Malpractice Lawsuit Caps

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractices is against the state’s constitution.

The state’s legislature had passed the law limiting malpractice damages in 2005. However, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that law interfered with the power of the judicial branch. Doctor’s advocacy groups were quick to criticize the decision, saying that the law had expanded healthcare availability and decreased the price of care. Despite this claim, studies have indicated that medical malpractice awards do not affect the cost of healthcare.

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of medical care, contact the Danville medical malpractice attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 443-4343.