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Car accidents: Crash on 2-lane road in Illinois proves fatal

Attempting to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road can be hazardous under virtually any circumstance. Such an action may leave oncoming drivers with little to no chance of being able to respond in time to avoid collision and car accidents involving such a scenario run a greater risk of having cataclysmic results. A recent head-on crash in Illinois has reportedly left one person with serious injuries and claimed the life of a 56-year-old woman.

Illinois State Police say they responded to reports of the crash just after 2 p.m. on a recent Saturday. According to reports, the collision occurred when, for reasons unclear, the driver of a northbound car shifted into the opposite lane to pass another vehicle. The car proceeded to collide head-on with an oncoming vehicle soon thereafter and the impact of the crash forced the car to shift back into northbound lanes and collide with a third vehicle.

Understanding the most prevalent types of workplace injuries

It may come as no surprise that there are certain fields of work that are inherently more dangerous than others. However, there are some safety hazards that may be present in virtually every type of profession. Understanding some of the most common types of workplace injuries could be vital to helping employees in Illinois better prepare to protect their well-being while on the job.

Studies indicate that one of the most common injuries workers may suffer pertains to repetitive motion injuries. There may be a multitude of professions that require workers to perform similar tasks for several hours each day, and over time such actions could cause a variety of harmful conditions to develop. Falling objects and falls from heights are two more examples of potentially dangerous incidents that could take place in many different workplace environments.

Family files medical malpractice claim after death of son

Upon visiting a hospital, patients in Illinois and elsewhere may expect medical professionals to be capable of diagnosing their conditions accurately and within a timely manner. Unfortunately, things might not always go as planned, as diagnostic errors continue to be one of the most common forms of medical malpractice and the results of such negligence could have a disastrous impact on the health of a patient. A family in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a medical facility following the apparent wrongful death of their son.

According to reports, the family first brought their 1-year-old son to the doctor after he began experiencing issues with breathing and persistent wheezing. His doctor reportedly diagnosed the child with signs of a possible cold and issued a prescription for steroids. During a follow up appointment around two weeks later, the family informed doctors that his condition had barely improved, and he was given a prescription for an inhaler.

Car accidents: 3 injured after vehicle crosses into oncoming lane

When a vehicle swerves into the opposite lane of traffic, other drivers nearby may be left with little to no time to react and steer out of harm's way. Car accidents that involve such a scenario run the unfortunate risk of endangering the safety of everyone involved. As many as three individuals suffered severe injuries during a recent head-on crash that took place under similar circumstances in Illinois.

According to reports, law enforcement agents responded to the scene of the crash on a recent Saturday morning. Initial investigations indicate that a car was traveling westbound when for unknown reasons, the driver suddenly crossed into and stopped in the middle of the opposite lane of traffic. The driver of an oncoming van was apparently unable to react in time to avoid collision and proceeded to collide head-on with the car shortly thereafter.

Recent workplace accident at newly opened mall proves fatal

Many construction workers in Illinois and across the nation perform job-related duties at heights nearly every day. Even with safety regulations and equipment in place to help reduce the risks of such operations, falls from heights continue to be a leading cause of work-related incidents. One person died during a recent workplace accident after he reportedly fell from an elevated section of a building in another state.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Tuesday morning as construction continued on a newly opened mall. Officials have advised the man was performing job-related tasks on an elevated portion of the building when he suddenly fell to the ground below. While the man was reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of severe injuries, he passed away shortly after arriving at the facility.

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.

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