Trucker Cellphone Use – NTSB Recommendation

The NTSB has recommended that truckers not be allowed to use either handheld or hands-free cellular telephones while driving during commercial operations, except in emergencies. This recommendation is seen in an accident report of a fatal collision that occurred in Kentucky on March 26, 2010. As seen in the “Highway Accident Report: Truck-trailer Semitrailer Median …

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Illinois State Trooper “Cut Off” And Crashes Car On Tri-State Tollway Near Deerfield, Illinois

According to various news sources, an Illinois State Police trooper was injured Sunday afternoon, September 18, during a car accident on the Tri-State Tollway near Deerfield, Illinois. The accident occurred around 4:00 p.m., and was said to be one of many that occurred on that day, in which sporadic storms were named as a factor. …

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Woman Killed By Metra Train In Vernon Hills Illinois

A woman pedestrian was hit and killed by a Metra train in Vernon Hills yesterday, September 15. Details are limited at this point. The woman has yet to be positively identified, although a tentative identification has been made.  According to Lake County Coroner Art Yancey,  the condition of the woman’s body is making identification more …

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Pedestrian Safety – What Data From Chicago Indicates

Recently, the City of Chicago released a report titled “City of Chicago: 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis.” (pdf) The report was created by T.Y. Lin International under the direction of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). The report incorporated data from 2005-2009. While the data is from Chicago, there are several findings of this report that …

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Low-Speed Car Accidents – Potential Impact On Health

Many assume that low-speed car (or other vehicle) accidents are harmless to the health of those involved. However, there is a growing body of evidence that challenges this assumption. This topic is especially relevant to those who have been involved in low-speed accidents as it may well determine whether or not compensation will be received …

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