Posts tagged "Car Accidents"
Maybe you have not gotten into a serious car accident yet, but you have seen the statistics. Thousands of people will lose their lives or suffer significant injuries in Illinois this year. You know that one of them could be you.
Tragic news out of Illinois, as a young woman recently died while she was out celebrating her birthday. She was in a rideshare vehicle being driven for Uber when it was involved in an accident.
For some drivers, stories about distracted driving just do not do the trick. They understand that it was dangerous for someone else, but they think that they can do a better job. They can avoid an accident. The stories don't make them stop because they don't feel like those stories apply to them.
The unfortunate reality is that some drunk drivers think they did enough to get sober when they actually didn't. They just followed some common myths and put everyone in danger.
It is very hard to predict how a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is going to impact your life after a car accident. It's different for everyone. The specifics of the injury -- how severe it is, how fast you get treatment and what part of the brain gets injured, for instance -- make a big difference.
Even if you wear your seat belt, you could absolutely suffer serious injuries in a car accident. While a seat belt is an important safety feature that can definitely reduce the severity of your injuries, a crash is still a very violent experience, and seat belts are not perfect.
Three vehicles were recently involved in a crash in Illinois, including one that belonged to the Illinois State Police Department. The wreck happened out on I-55, in the northbound lanes.
For a driver, few things are as terrifying as seeing a set of headlights coming toward you on the interstate. It happens so fast that you may not even be able to react to it. The cumulative speed of the two vehicles is likely over 140 miles per hour.
Black ice is one of the most terrifying things you can encounter while driving. A patch of black ice can render you helpless as suddenly you can’t stop, turn or control your vehicle’s speed. Your car seems to have a mind of its own as it drifts toward the shoulder, slides into oncoming traffic or begins to spin out of control.
At any given time while we're driving, we're likely sharing the road with at least one impaired driver. Of course, alcohol and drugs are what most of us think of when we hear the term "impaired driver." However, people can be impaired by fatigue or distractions. These distractions can be anything from a phone to a screaming child to a spilled cup of coffee.