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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.

1 in critical condition after fall-related workplace accident

Many construction workers in Illinois and elsewhere are constantly performing job-related tasks at heights with the use of lifts or scaffolding. Should the equipment workers use prove faulty or defective, the risk of a fall from heights is ever present and the consequences of a similar incident could prove catastrophic. Two workers suffered injuries after the scaffolding they were working on collapsed during a recent workplace accident in another state.

According to reports, the incident took place as the two workers were performing job related tasks on the roof of a home that was under construction. Both workers were reportedly standing on scaffolding when the apparatus suddenly collapsed, sending both men falling to the ground below. One of the men reportedly suffered a major head injury in the accident and is listed in critical condition.

There are many types of car accident injuries

There's no doubt about it. Illinois highways are dangerous. At the time of this blog post, there have been 222 fatal crashes in Illinois this year, leading to 235 deaths. These figures only reflect fatalities, not the day-to-day and disabling injuries that often occur. Some people can walk away from the scene of the accident with only minor cuts and bruises, but many are not so lucky.

Car accidents are alarming. Adrenaline, shock and stress take over, making it hard to get a full grasp on the big picture.

Car accidents: Crash kills 2, injures 1 in Illinois

Those who encounter a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane of traffic are sometimes left with little to no time to react and avoid collision. Head-on car accidents can be disastrous incidents that run the unfortunate chance of placing the safety and well-being of everyone involved in harm's way. Two individuals have died and another suffered severe injuries following a multiple-vehicle crash involving similar circumstances in Illinois.

The accident reportedly took place at around 12:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday. Authorities advised that for unknown reasons, the driver of a northbound vehicle veered across the median and continued traveling in southbound lanes. This vehicle proceeded to crash into a second vehicle head-on shortly thereafter and the impact of the crash forced the second car to spin out and collide with three other vehicles.

Should Illinois expunge prior marijuana convictions?

As more states began legalizing marijuana, a new debate emerged: should those with marijuana convictions have their convictions erased or expunged? That’s the current debate in Illinois after lawmakers passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in May 2019 that the governor will sign into law.

The debate of marijuana conviction expungements has moved to Illinois now that the state government will legalize recreational marijuana. One Illinois senator estimates that there are approximately 770,000 or three-quarters of a million records eligible for expungement. That is a lot of people whose lives could change by having their convictions.

Car accidents: Debris from trailer causes multiple-vehicle crash

Individuals who transport materials via trailer have a duty to ensure the load is properly tied down and secured. Should a portion of these materials fall off a trailer, nearby drivers may be left with little time to react and steer clear of the debris and car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can have devastating results. One person was airlifted to a hospital after a recent collision in Illinois that left several individuals with injuries.

The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Monday afternoon as the driver of a southbound vehicle was towing a load of metal on a homemade trailer. According to reports, a portion of the metal suddenly fell off the trailer and onto the road. Several nearby drivers reportedly attempted to brake and avoid the debris and the sudden halt in traffic resulted in a multiple-vehicle collision.

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