A Quarter Of All Car Accidents Involve Cell Phone Usage

According to a Chicago Sun-Times story of April 27, “A quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use,” “According to the National Safety Council, a quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 9 percent of drivers are on their cell phones at any given …

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Deerfield, Illinois Car Accident Sends Two Drivers To Hospital

On Monday, May 2, a two-car accident caused two people to be sent to the hospital. The accident occurred in Deerfield, Illinois on Waukegan Road, in front of Deerfield Mall. Deerfield police were responding to a medical call just before 3 p.m. at the Deerfield Red Roof Inn, 340 S. Waukegan Road, when a Jeep …

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State of Illinois to Start Tracking Bicycle ‘Dooring’ Collisions

The Chicago Tribune of April 24 reported in an article titled “Illinois to start tracking bicycle ‘dooring’ collisions” that the state will start tracking bicycle accidents including “dooring.” The data will be incorporated into annual traffic accident summaries compiled by IDOT, the Illinois Department of Transportation.  This policy is being implemented to help reduce “dooring” crashes, …

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2nd Fatality In Northfield, Illinois Car Accident

A second fatality was reported earlier this week in the April 15 car accident that occurred in Northfield.   The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. April 15 on Willow Road, at the curving portion between Wagner and Sunset Ridge. Police say Silvia Garcia-Segura,  22, of Chicago, was driving eastbound, crossed the center line and collided with …

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Lake Villa-area Illinois girl suffers head injury March 30

While riding her bicycle in Lake Villa on March 30, a 10-year old girl suffered a head injury.  As of the story’s publishing on March 31, she was expected to survive, according to police. The 10-year old girl was hit by a sports utility vehicle while she bicycling across the street at about 1:30 p.m. …

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