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Truck driver crashes into driverless shuttle

Many people in Illinois herald the arrival of driverless vehicles. The number of car and commercial vehicle accidents that happen is increasing every day. Most of them are the cause of driver distractions, errors and recklessness. According to The Science Alert, traffic fatalities could be reduced by as much as 90 percent with autonomous cars. Currently, several states are testing driverless vehicles.

What is reckless homicide?

If you are involved in a car accident in Illinois, you probably understand that things get very serious if someone dies as a result of the accident. According to the Illinois General Assembly, when someone is killed as a result of a traffic accident, it is called reckless homicide. This charge may be leveled even if the act was unintentional. In general, it is a Class 3 felony charge, but there are spcial cases where it becomes a Class 2 felony. The possible consequences may also differ based upon the circumstances of the accident.

Illinois woman killed, others injured in multi-vehicle accident

For many Illinois residents, the convenience of owning their own car allows them to travel between destinations with an added measure of flexibility and freedom. However, the careless actions of others can put the lives of even the safest drivers at risk.

What role does alcohol play in fatal car accidents?

A fatal car accident is always a devastating incident. However, it can be made even more upsetting when you discover alcohol is involved. Every Illinois driver has the responsibility to not get behind the wheel when he or she has been drinking. It still happens, though, every day. If you have considered driving while under the influence, it may help to learn a bit more about the role alcohol plays in fatal motor vehicle accidents.

What are the most recent fatal car accident statistics?

You likely know that driving can be dangerous. There are accidents every day on Illinois roadways. Unfortunately, some of these are fatal. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, every traffic accident that involves a fatality must be reported to law enforcement.  This not only assures the accident scene is managed and victims are properly cared for but it also allows the DOT to collect and analyze crash data to keep you informed and to help prevent future accidents. Knowledge can be power when it comes to vehicle accidents because it enables authorities to spot problem areas and can help you be more aware of the risks you face on the roadways.

Speeding involved in fatal car accident kills four

When people make poor decisions, and engage in reckless driving behaviors they risk the lives of other people on the road. Young and inexperienced drivers who are not yet sure of how to handle certain situations may be the biggest risk on the road.

What is the top cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents?

While there are several factors that can increase your chances of being in a crash, there are certain causes that seem to be the most likely to land you in a fatal motor vehicle accident. If you are on the road in Illinois, you need to be aware of other drivers straying from their designated lane, which is the top cause of motorist deaths across the state, according to Business Insider. Here are the biggest risks in the rest of the country.

Illinois woman dies in head-on collision

All car accidents that leave people dead or injured are tough to read about, but there's something even more heartbreaking when children are involved. In a recent accident in Carrollton, one woman is dead and a 6-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl wound up in the hospital.

Illinois woman dies in head-on collision

All car accidents that leave people dead or injured are tough to read about, but there's something even more heartbreaking when children are involved. In a recent accident in Carrollton, one woman is dead and a 6-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl wound up in the hospital.

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