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Pedestrian Injuries on the Rise

In a recent news article, a problem that has continued to plague the nation, pedestrian deaths, was brought to light. Unfortunately, the nation’s pedestrian death toll has been steadily rising for the past 10 years and states are projected to see even more unnecessary and avoidable injuries and deaths in 2019. While there is not [….]

August Marks National Stop on Red Week

Summer is in full swing, and many people are busier than ever and are rushing around to get from point A to point B in a timely manner. The week of August 4th-10th marks National Stop on Red Week. The purpose of this week is to educate the community about the importance of driver safety and [….]

Fireworks: A Dangerous Tradition

Summer is notorious for its outdoor activities and family celebrations. Fireworks are a common and exciting tradition used in many celebrations. While fireworks are fun and legal in most states, they are extremely dangerous and should be reserved for professional use only. It is always safest to not use fireworks at home. The majority of [….]

Champaign couple’s lawyers accuse opposing attorney of misconduct

The attorneys who represented the Mahomet couple Kenneth and Patricia Marxmiller said MTD lawyer Marc Ansel was guilty of misconduct. Kenneth and Patricia were awarded almost $10 million in relation to a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus accident. In motions filed during the first week of September, Ansel was accused of unnecessarily prolonging the litigation, causing unnecessary expenses, [….]

Pedestrian struck by Trailblazer in Beach Park

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois has reported that a 57-year-old woman from Beach Park was killed by a 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 32-year-old Kenosha resident Ryan Lane.

Suspect in custody after hit and run accident that killed pedestrian

The Granite City Police Department in Illinois announced on April 21 that authorities have taken into custody a suspect they believed may have caused a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 25-year-old Mark Scott Harris, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. Granite City police were seeking a silver to gray two-door extended cab truck that they believed ran into Harris, who [….]

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in relation to Cook County pedestrian accident

The family of 61-year-old Indian national Rajendrakumar Shah filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Thursday, March 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against 23-year-old Michael Epley, The Chicago Sun Times reported. Epley hit Rajendrakumar as he was crossing the street and then left the scene. Epley was charged with various violations, including aggravated driving [….]

Pedestrian killed after being struck on rural road

On Saturday, November 1st, in Forreston, Illinois, a bow hunter was fatally injured after being struck by a combine harvester along a rural road in northwestern Illinois. The man, 65-year-old David Olzeski, was struck in the head at 6:30 p.m. by the farming equipment. Olzeski, a suburban Chicago real estate agent, was wearing camouflage when [….]

Silvis police investigate fatal pedestrian accident

On Sunday, February 9 an Illinois woman was killed in a pedestrian accident.  According to Silvis police, the accident occurred on John Deere Road off of route 84 shortly after 3 a.m. Deborah L. Goodwin, 54, died at the scene of the accident after she was hit by a Dodge Charger. The Rock Island County [….]

Momence community leader dies

On Wednesday, November 20, William Gilbert, 84, was collecting donations for the landscaping of a newly sanctioned park, when a public works truck hit and killed him around 3 p.m. He was standing at the corner of 6th Avenue and Ash Street. Gilbert’s sudden death has left people in the Momence community grieving. Many people admired Gilbert [….]