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National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 21-27 is the 11th annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTSDW). This week is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to prevent teen injuries and deaths on the road. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years) in the US, and in 2015, 1,972 teen drivers… Read More

3 dead and 1 hurt in Illinois head-on accident

Police in Illinois recently confirmed three people were killed and another is in critical condition after they were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 158, an article of Fox 2 Now reported on December 9. According to reports, an SUV slammed head-on into a pickup truck after it crossed the median line. The SUV driver… Read More

Injuries reported in Chicago vehicular crash

Several people in the southern part of Chicago, including one child, recently sustained injuries after a vehicle struck a porch, a September 13 report of Chicago 5 stated. According to reports, a 12-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy, and two adults sustained injuries after an SUV struck a porch near the intersection of South Vincennes Avenue and West 80th Street.… Read More

12 students hurt in Boone County school bus overturn

An accident between a school bus and a vehicle on September 7 in Boone County resulted in 12 students suffering from injuries, an article of Chicago Patch reported. Reports said the accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Beloit and Orth roads in Belvidere. The school bus containing 35 students of Belvidere… Read More

Fatal roadway accidents spiked by 7.7% in 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released data showing that deadly traffic accidents increased by 7.7% in 2015. The spike means 2015 had the highest traffic death rate since 2008, a July 5 article of ccjdigital.com reported. There were approximately 35,200 road fatalities recorded by the NHTSA last year, compared to 32,675 deaths recorded in 2014.… Read More

Woman hospitalized after Plano bicycle accident

A woman was recently treated at Valley West Hospital after her bicycle was struck by a vehicle near the city of Plano, Illinois. According to deputies of the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on April 17, as the biker traveled westbound on Frazier Road, not far from Cook Road. The 42-year-old woman fell from the shoulder of Frazier Road into a… Read More

Public expresses concern over dangerous Chicago intersection near school

People in the Chicago area recently expressed their concern regarding an intersection near a school after pedestrians, which include grade school students, are becoming involved in accidents, an article of NBC Chicago reported on March 16. The community wanted to have a stop sign installed at the intersection of Austin and Cornelia due to increasing accident… Read More

American model arrested for drunk driving

American fashion model Stephanie Seymour was recently apprehended by authorities in Connecticut when she was suspected of drunk driving after crashing her vehicle. According to reports, Seymour, 47, struck a vehicle while she was reversing her vehicle along Interstate 95 on January 15. Officers reportedly noticed several signs of intoxication when assisting the supermodel, including her… Read More

Illinois observes “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month”

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is focusing on preventing fatal vehicular accidents that are caused by intoxicated or distracted drivers across the state this month, an article of Advantage News reported on December 9. In the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over Campaign,” the state police will work to promote safety through informing the public… Read More

13 hurt in Wheaton school bus accident

At least twelve students and one adult were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a school bus accident took place near Wheaton North High School on the morning of October 30, reports stated. Investigations revealed that the accident occurred at around 7:35 in the morning and involved three vehicles. A Honda… Read More