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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is distracted driving awareness month. Distracted driving can be defined as the practice of operating a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. Recently, these other activities are typically talking or texting on a cell phone. Driving while distracted is extremely dangerous. Not only is your life at risk when driving while distracted, but… Read More


Kankakee Motorist Under the Influence Crash Results in Death of Two

On March 9th, 2022, a two-car crash resulted in two fatalities and two additional serious injuries. A driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 17 near Kankakee, Illinois failed to reduce speed and stop at a red light, causing the vehicle to crash into a westbound truck attempting to turn left on a green… Read More


Dangers of Driving in Snow

As the weather continues to worsen, it is important to remember the dangers of driving in unfavorable conditions. According to the US Department of Transportation, 17 percent of all accidents occur during winter conditions. Driving on snow and ice may seem routine to us during the colder months, but sometimes our skills and reflexes are… Read More


100 Car Pile Up Shuts Down I-39

On Thursday, February 17th, a 100-car pile-up occurred near El Paso, Illinois, a small town near Normal, due to severe weather conditions and mass panic. The winter storm caused a pile-up as drivers traveled southbound to safety. Fortunately, no one was injured. Car pile-ups can be detrimental to those who are driving cars, especially smaller… Read More


Ten Tips for Safe Travel During the Winter

Even after the holiday season has come and gone, we still have to take to the roadways with our vehicles, regardless of the fact that winter weather conditions may make driving difficult. Many of us commute to work, pick up groceries, retrieve prescriptions from the pharmacy, attend religious services, and visit family all year-round. Since… Read More


What Not to Say to an Insurance Adjuster 

Getting your thoughts in order after a car accident can be difficult. Car accidents are frightening events that can take a toll on your mental health, especially when they were someone else’s fault. However, the words you use when talking to an insurance adjuster can make or break your claim.   An insurance adjuster works… Read More


Teenager Killed In Four Vehicle Crash In Grundy County

On Friday, October 8th, a teenager was killed in a car crash in Grundy County, Illinois. The 18-year-old was traveling eastbound on interstate I-80 when their car was struck by two oncoming vehicles who had crossed over the median as a result of colliding while one car was attempting to pass the other. In total,… Read More


Ford County Car Collision

Three people were injured in a car crash last Thursday morning in Ford County, Illinois as a result of a distracted driver. Two people where critically injured, one was a passenger and the other was the distracted driver. Distracted drivers are more common than they should be. Driving while distracted can be extremely dangerous, and… Read More


Andrew Purcell Live on Air Discussing Stop On Red Week

Stop On Red Week is a week sponsored by the national coalition for safer roads to recognize the dangers of driving through red lights. During this week, August 1 through August 7, we will recognize not only the dangers of driving through red lights but also the accidents that have occurred as a result of… Read More


National Ride to Work Day Safety Awareness

The 30th Annual Ride to Work day is Monday, June 21st. Ride to Work day is a day used to promote the everyday usage and safety of motorcycles and scooters. Organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this day is not only used to promote the safe riding practices of two wheeled motor vehicles,… Read More