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Fatigue found as a factor in Tracy Morgan crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded on August 11 that the Walmart truck driver involved in the deadly accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan in New Jersey was sleep deprived at the time of the accident, Chicago Tribune reported. According to NTSB, truck driver Kevin Roper was awake for 28 hours prior to the… Read More

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… Read More

Repeat offender kills passenger in DUI accident

A repeat DUI offender from Chicago was convicted of a fatal drunk driving accident, an article on the Chicago Tribune stated October 14. Reports said on October 11 Dwayne Montgomery wrecked his girlfriend’s vehicle when slamming into a lamp post at a high rate of speed on South Chicago Avenue. Tremayne Bonds, a passenger in… Read More

Simulated car crash imparts lesson to students

The Emergency Medical Services group of Western Illinois University simulated a drunk driving crash to impart a lesson to high school students about the risk of drunk driving, wgem.com reported on April 29. In the mock driving crash performed on April 28, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision in which one individual was killed after being… Read More

Snowfall and Winter Weather Cause Crashes

Although last week’s forecast only called for scattered flurries, Danville drivers experienced much more severe weather than anticipated, making roadways very dangerous. Blowing snow created slick roadways and decreased visibility from Interstate 74 to Bismarck Road. These inclement weather conditions resulted in at least 15 traffic accidents according to city and county scanner traffic. Two… Read More

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… Read More

Bulls player, Derrick Rose, suffers minor injuries in car crash

Chicago Bulls basketball player, Derrick Rose, suffered minor injuries in  car accident on Tuesday afternoon. Representatives for the Chicago Bulls have stated that Rose did not suffer any serious injuries and should recover quickly. According to officials, the accident occurred as Rose was traveling southbound and was struck from behind by another vehicle. The other… Read More

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… Read More

Two injured after Champaign car accident

Two people were injured as a result of a car accident on South Staley Road in Champaign. According to a local news source, the accident occurred as an 86-year-old man was backing out of his private driveway and he failed to see an oncoming truck. The 51-year-old truck driver attempted to swerve out of the… Read More

Champaign car crash sends two to hospital

A car accident in Champaign caused two people to be sent to area hospitals in order to be treated. According to authorities, the accident occurred at the intersection of Mattis Avenue and William Street when a 55-year-old woman failed to yield and collided with an SUV driven by a 52-year-old woman. The impact caused the… Read More