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Charges filed against Red Bud woman in fatal drunk driving crash

Several charges were filed against a Red Bud female resident in relation to a fatal drunk driving accident in January that left two people dead, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on May 27.

Reports revealed that charges of reckless homicide and a second felony charge of drunk driving were filed against 20-year-old Crystal Steinheimer. Hannah Porter, 20, reportedly was a passenger of Steinheimer when their vehicle veered into the opposite lane of Illinois Route 159 and crashed into an oncoming vehicle operated by Abigail Liefer, 19. A maximum of 28 years of imprisonment awaits Steinheimer if she is found guilty of the charges filed against her.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s reckless behavior, you may pursue financial compensation in court to recover any financial losses, as well as prevent an accident like this from happening again. Find out how the Danville legal team of Spiros Law, P.C., may work on your behalf by calling our offices at 217-443-4343 today.

Five injured in Sauget school bus accident

Five people, two of which were children with special needs, sustained injuries in Sauget after the school bus they were riding in crashed, ksdk.com reported on February 12.

Reports said a westbound school bus containing five people on Sauget Business Boulevard veered off the road and landed in a ditch. Though the school bus did not roll over, its two front wheels reportedly flew off as a result of the impact. The two children inside the bus, age 11 and 12, were rushed to the hospital. The two school aides on board and the driver were also treated for their injuries. All five individuals are expected to make a full recovery.Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Families often suffer from great financial loss when their children sustain injuries in bus accidents. If you have been in such a situation in Danville, the personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. may work for you to pursue compensation if negligent parties are liable for your sufferings. Discuss your situation with us today at (217) 443-4343 to find out how we may be able to help you recover your loss.

One killed in wrong-way accident in Chicago

A wrong-way collision involving three vehicles left one person dead and several others injured on I-290 near Des Plaines Ave., wgntv.com reported on January 11.

The crash reportedly occurred before 5:00 a.m. on Interstate 290, Illinois police said. A car driving the wrong way crashed into a van and SUV. The driver of the SUV said that the wrong way vehicle did not have their headlights on, so he failed to notice it. The people injured in the collision, including the wrong-way vehicle driver, were all transported to a nearby hospital. All of the identities of the people involved are currently being withheld. Authorities are still investigating the accident.

The Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. send their deepest condolences to the family and friends who lost a loved one in the recent accident.

DUI charge filed against driver involved in St. Charles fatal accident

Several charges, including DUI, were recently filed against the driver involved in a recent accident that killed a woman in St. Charles, CBS Chicago reported on November 29.

According to reports, 23-year-old Joshua Spudich is facing four counts of DUI and for illegally possessing controlled substances in the wake of the accident that killed Susan Gorecki. The accident reportedly happened at around 2:00 p.m. when Spudich’s vehicle veered on the middle lane on North 2nd Street and slammed head-on into Gorecki’s vehicle. She was pronounced dead at Delnor Hospital. Spudich was arrested and taken to Kane County Jail.

People often suffer emotional trauma and great financial loss at the hands of an impaired driver. However if this has happened to you in Danville, the lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. may lessen your burden by pursuing damages from the party that caused your sufferings. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (217) 443-4343.

Woman injured in Quincy pedestrian accident

A female pedestrian was recently injured after she was struck by a vehicle in Quincy, an article of Herald-Whig reported on September 3.

Reports coming from authorities stated that 54-year-old Sheila Thomas on September 2 was walking in a pedestrian lane at Sixth and Broadway at around 3:00 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle. Thomas was transported to Blessing Hospital due to minimal injuries she sustained. Quincy Police later identified the driver as Page Jett, who was charged with failure to yield to a crosswalk.

Pedestrians unfortunately can suffer debilitating injuries when vehicle drivers do not take proper precautions to notice those walking. However, if this happen to you, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you pursue damage claims against negligent drivers. Find out how the Danville lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. may help you recover your losses today by calling (217) 443-4343.

Statewide speed-camera bill proposed in Illionois

On February 27, Illinois State Representative Jay Hoffman presented a bill that would  implement the speed-camera law across the entire state of Illinois.

According to Hoffman, the bill would make speed-camera legal across Illinois. The current speed-camera law is only applied in large metropolis areas that have at least 1 million inhabitants.

Traffic violations detected by the cameras can result in large fines. Revenue gathered from speeding tickets are used to improve road construction and safety. City officials and safety advocates have been arguing over the proposed bill.

Speeding vehicles can be extremely dangerous to others on the roadway. If you have been injured because of a negligent driver you could be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., advocate for Danville injury victims. To speak with a member of our legal team call us today at 217-443-4343.


State trooper hurt in I-74 car accident

An Illinois state trooper was injured on Tuesday, January 21 when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle on I-74.

According to reports, the car accident occurred when a speeding westbound pickup truck lost control and ran into the back of the patrol car. The trooper was working on the scene of another incident when the collision occurred.

After the accident, both men involved in the two-car crash were transported to the hospital with injuries. The trooper’s identity is currently being withheld, though police identified the pickup driver as Ricky Sharp of Galesburg. Sharp was charged for speeding in icy conditions and crashing into a patrol car.

Being involved in a car accident, depending on the severity, can alter your life permanently. If you have been injured in a car accident in Danville, a lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C., could help you pursue financial compensation. Call 217-443-4343 to speak with a member of our team today.