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Car accidents: Head-on crash kills 1, injures 1

Many families have been forced to mourn the untimely loss of someone close following a fatal collision. Those who suffer such loss in car accidents involving a negligent driver may be left in search of answers and in some cases, the surviving family members of the deceased may wish to pursue accountability through the civil justice system. One person has died and another suffered severe injuries during a recent accident in Illinois.

Illinois State Police say they responded to reports of a head-on crash at around 6:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday. According to reports, the collision occurred when, for reasons that remain unclear, the driver of a southbound car suddenly drifted into oncoming lanes of traffic. The car proceeded to collide with an oncoming vehicle head-on shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: 1 dies in crash involving impaired driver

When it comes to operating a vehicle while impaired, passengers may have little to no control over the decisions of the driver. When car accidents occur, these passengers, or their surviving loved ones, could end up being the ones who suffer the consequences. A 39-year-old has reportedly died following a recent single-vehicle collision involving a suspected impaired driver in Illinois.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident took place on a local interstate at around 2 a.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities say that the driver of an eastbound vehicle suddenly lost control and veered off the right side of the road. While attempting to maneuver back on course, the driver over-corrected across the lanes of traffic and proceeded to collide with a nearby guardrail.

Workplace injuries: 2 hurt in accident involving fallen object

Falling objects continue to be a major concern for construction companies and workers in Illinois and across the nation. Accidents involving similar circumstances run the unfortunate risk of causing employees to suffer severe workplace injuries that could leave them facing a lengthy recovery period or the need for long-term or permanent medical treatment. Two workers suffered injuries during a recent accident involving a fallen object at a construction site in another state.

The incident is said to have taken place as the two workers were operating on a construction project at a local college campus. Many of the details pertaining to how the accident occurred remain unclear as an investigation into the incident remains underway. However, officials did state that an object weighing as much as 1,500 pounds had fallen and struck both men.

Car accidents: 1 injured, 1 killed after driver runs stop sign

Failing to adhere to traffic signs prior to entering an intersection can be a hazardous maneuver. Those who run through a stop sign may inherently increase the risk a collision will take place, and car accidents involving such negligence run the unfortunate chance of placing the safety of those involved in harm's way. One person died and another suffered serious injuries during a recent collision that took place at an intersection in Illinois.

According to reports, the accident took place just before 10 a.m. on a recent Monday. Law enforcement agents advised the crash occurred as the driver westbound car failed to obey a stop sign prior to entering a nearby intersection. The car proceeded to pull into the path of a northbound vehicle and the driver of the second car was unable to react in time to avoid a collision.

Car accidents: 1 killed, 1 injured in hit-and-run crash

While every collision has the unfortunate chance of placing the safety of those involved in harm's way, some incidents tend to be more hazardous than others. For instance, car accidents involving motorcycles run a higher risk of leaving those involved with serious injuries, or worse. One person has died and another was airlifted to the hospital following a recent hit-and-run collision involving a motorcycle in Illinois.

The incident is said to have occurred on a recent Wednesday just before 7:40 p.m. While many of the details surrounding the crash remain unclear, police have stated that the driver of a car struck a nearby motorcycle before proceeding to flee the scene. While the driver of the bike was transported to a medical facility for treatment of life-threatening injuries, he was reportedly pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Diagnostic errors lead to medical malpractice claim

When it comes to treating a major medical condition, the timing and accuracy of the diagnosis could prove crucial. An inaccurate or delayed diagnosis could leave a person in Illinois without the necessary care for extended periods, which may only cause the condition to continue to deteriorate over time. A man in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice claim after claiming doctors failed to diagnose signs of a tumor in his bladder.

According to the lawsuit, the man first visited the facility after he began to experience urinary problems and pain in his side and abdomen. Medical professionals administered scans shortly thereafter, the results of which indicated the presence of kidney stones. The lawsuit states the scan also identified the possible presence of a tumor but asserts that his doctors failed to notify him of the mass or to schedule any follow-up treatments.

Car accidents: Crash in construction zone injures 1 in Illinois

Even with the presence of signs indicating a construction zone, there may be many drivers who will wait until the last possible second to merge into the necessary lane. While in many cases, such an action may only act to infuriate others nearby, sometimes a last moment lane change could create an unfortunate situation. Car accidents involving such a scenario can have disastrous results. A recent accident in a construction zone in Illinois has left a 63-year-old man with serious injuries.

The accident reportedly took place on a recent Wednesday at around 7:30 a.m. According to reports, witnesses stated that the driver of a car refused to merge and passed several vehicles in the left lane while approaching an upcoming construction zone. Upon deciding to enter the right lane, the car reportedly swerved in front of a second vehicle, forcing the driver to slam on the brakes, which reportedly prompted a multiple vehicle collision.

Car accidents: Failure to stop leads to crash at intersection

Failing to adhere to traffic signals and signs prior to entering an intersection can be a dangerous decision. Car accidents involving similar forms of negligence can have disastrous results that could leave those involved in the hospital recovering from severe injuries. A recent accident that took place at an intersection in Illinois has reportedly left several individuals with injuries.

The accident reportedly occurred just before 11 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Law enforcement agents advised that the driver of a southbound truck failed to stop upon approaching an intersection and proceeded to collide with a second vehicle. The driver and passengers of the second vehicle were reportedly transported to a medical facility for treatment of injuries shortly thereafter.

Car accident kills 1 in Illinois

There are a multitude of scenarios in which a driver may lose control of a vehicle and drift off the road. Even if a car veers only slightly off path, making the transition back into the lanes of traffic can be challenging and should a driver panic and overcorrect, the results could prove disastrous. A recent car accident involving similar circumstances has reportedly claimed the life of a man in Illinois.

Law enforcement agents advised the accident occurred on a recent Monday morning. For reasons unknown, the driver of a westbound car suddenly lost control of his vehicle and drifted off the side of the road. Upon attempting to maneuver back onto the road, police say he overcorrected and crossed into the path of an eastbound truck.

Car crashes and traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are far more common than you might think. While many people are familiar with the signs of a concussion - which is a mild TBI - the wide-ranging nature and scope of these types of injuries are often overlooked.

The CDC describes TBIs as "a major cause of death and disability" in the U.S. In one year alone there were more than 2.5 million ER visits due to a TBI. That same year, the CDC recorded about 288,000 hospitalizations and nearly 57,000 TBI-related deaths. And car crashes are often to blame

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