Bicycling Accident in Deerfield, Illinois

According to a story in the HighlandParkPatch.com of May 31, a female teenager was struck by an SUV at the intersection of Castelwood Lane and Deerfield Road in Deerfield, Illinois on Friday.  The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Deerfield Police, the fire department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team responded to the scene. …

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Nationwide Motor Vehicle Safety & Cost Of Crash Deaths In Illinois

According to the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) web page for Motor Vehicle Safety: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those age 5-34 in the U.S.  More than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes …

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City of Highland Park, IL Enacts Cellular Device Restriction

According to the May 15 version of “The Highlander,” (pdf) the monthly newsletter of the City of Highland Park, Illinois, there are new regulations regarding cellular devices. The full ordinance amendment can be found in the newsletter; the following is an excerpt: On January 24, 2011, the City Council amended the Distracted Driving Ordinance to require …

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Mount Prospect Illinois Train-Truck Accident Leaves One Dead

On Friday, according to officials, truck driver Kazimierz Karasek was heading northwest on the Northwest Highway and attempted to turn left onto Mount Prospect Road.  Police were told by witnesses that the train crossing gates were down, the warning lights operational and the no-left-turn sign illuminated. As the train went through the intersection headed southeast at an …

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