An Illinois driver who allegedly ran through a red light started a multi-vehicle accident in Oak Lawn on Oct. 5, and recent toxicology testing has revealed that the 81-year-old Illinois man was intoxicated when the fatal crash occurred.
Illegal street racing has become more frequent in Illinois and around the country. Fatalities and injuries from racing on highways and other public streets have risen in recent years. Being caught just watching an illegal street race can be considered aiding and abetting this dangerous activity.
A ton of factors contribute to car accidents, such as speed, driver inexperience, drug and alcohol use, distraction and aggressive driving. One that you may not have considered before, though, is the color of the car itself.
In Illinois, intoxication, distraction and speeding rank among top causes of serious car accidents, which have been on the rise over the past few years.
Car accident risk is something that increases with the more time you spend on the road. While there’s something to be said for gaining experience and becoming a safer driver, you can’t always count on other drivers.
Another driver causes a car accident. You head to the hospital with serious injuries. While you know that driver didn’t cause the accident on purpose, you still feel like it was 100% their fault.
Winter storms have already hammered much of the country this year, and we’re not even to Christmas yet. As such, it’s time to take a look at some safe driving practices in the snow. Knowing what to do can save your life and the lives of others.