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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

Company ordered to settle $152K after fatal construction accident

A subcontractor of the Jane Addams Tollway based in Elgin, Illinois was ordered to settle a suit of $152,000 after a worker got killed in an accident last April, an October 18 article of Chicago Tribune reported. Aside from the fine imposed, a citation was also given by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)… Read More

Crib side cushions implicated in increased infant deaths

The Washington University School of Medicine researchers recommended the banning of the sale or use of soft cushion pads in cribs, sometimes called crib bumpers, across the nation after a study published in November linked these accessories to an increase in infant deaths. Babies reportedly may die from suffocation if their cribs have soft padding… Read More

Bicyclist dead in Skokie semi-truck accident

A man riding a bicycle was recently killed in an accident after he was struck by a semi-truck in Skokie village, an article of Chicago Tribune reported on November 16. Reports coming from Skokie police officer Eric Swaback said the accident happened at around 5:00 p.m. on November 13 near McCormick Boulevard. James Hinton, 43,… Read More

Illinois worker dead in lawnmower mishap

A worker for a lawn service in Swansea, Illinois was killed after he was accidentally pinned by the machinery he was operating, an article from fox2now.com reported on September 25. Information provided by Swansea Police revealed that they were notified of an accident involving a commercial lawnmower. Responding rescuers reportedly saw the machinery flipped at… Read More

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

Worker dies from burn injuries caused by lawnmower accident

A worker from Belleville recently suffered fatal burn injuries after the equipment he was operating tipped over and caught flame, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported late last month. Reports said the 74-year-old man, a part-time employee of Minton Outdoor Services, was operating a commercial lawnmower on Frank Scott Parkway when the accident occurred. The man was… Read More

Bicyclist killed in Quincy hit-and-run accident

A male bicyclist was killed after he was struck by a vehicle near Quincy, Illinois, WGEM reported on June 21. Authorities apprehended the vehicle driver, who they believe attempted to flee the scene of the accident. The Illinois State Police identified the bicyclist as Michael Pulliam. Pulliam, 62, was riding his bike at about 4:30 a.m. in the vicinity… Read More

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,… Read More

Female motorcyclist killed in Romeoville accident

A female motorcycle operator recently died from injuries after she became involved in an accident in the province of Romeoville, the Chicago Tribune reported on May 19. Reports said motorcycle driver Pamela Jimenez, 58, succumbed to her injuries on May 18 after her motorcycle was crashed into by a vehicle driven by 82-year-old Helen Anderson. The… Read More