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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… Read More

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… 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

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… 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 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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More