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What are the pedestrian crossing laws in Illinois?

In the last few years, there have been some changes to Illinois pedestrian crossing laws. These changes have been confusing for drivers. At the heart of the new laws is the idea of keeping pedestrians safe and making drivers more responsible. As a driver, it is your responsibility to watch out for pedestrians and understand the current laws.

How can children avoid accidents when walking to school?

As the school year begins across Illinois, many children will begin their mornings and end their afternoon walking to and from school. As the number of children walking on roadways increases so do the number of auto-pedestrian accidents. Fortunately, there are ways for you to help your children stay safe as they walk to and from school.

Are there things you can do to stay safer as a pedestrian?

As a pedestrian in Illinois, you are always at risk of being involved in an accident due to the negligence, distraction or impairment of other motorists on the road. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to heighten your safety as a pedestrian and reduce your risk of being involved in a serious auto-pedestrian accident.

Pedestrian deaths rise significantly in 2016

Pedestrian deaths rose across the nation, and Illinois was no exception. In fact, according to NPR, pedestrian fatalities spiked 11 percent in the past year, which is the largest year-over-year increase ever. Traffic fatalities rose in the past year as well, a 6 percent jump, which means that while more crashes have become deadly, pedestrian deaths have grown faster than expected.

How can pedestrians stay safe?

Though the notion that the pedestrian always has the right of way is a good rule of thumb for drivers, this does not mean that you can be negligent while walking. As an Illinois pedestrian, you also play a role in traffic safety. Here are a few guidelines to stay safe when you are afoot.

Pedestrian injured in Illinois hit-and-run accident

A man is in the hospital suffering from major injuries — possibly a severed leg — after a horrific hit-and-run accident in Illinois in late January. The 46-year-old was crossing a street when a black Camaro, traveling at a high rate of speed, barrelled through him and just kept going. Despite having no help from the driver, the injured man was fitted with a tourniquet and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Reports say he's in stable condition.

How to determine who's at fault in an auto-pedestrian accident

If you or a loved one was the victim of an auto-pedestrian accident, you might be familiar with the pain and grief that goes along with it. If serious injury or death occurred as a result, it is natural to want to figure out the person responsible. Often, it is the driver's fault. But, sometimes, other parties can affect the incident as well. Below are some things to consider when trying to determine who to hold accountable.

Illinois police sergeant allegedly drunk when he hit pedestrian

Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be even more difficult when they die because of a senseless act. It can be nearly impossible to come to grips with it emotionally, and the victims are left to handle the burden of medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages by themselves.

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