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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.
A 61-year-old man has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of an Illinois State Police (ISP) trooper last month. The 34-year-old trooper had been on his way home late in the afternoon on Jan. 12 when he stopped to assist victims of a crash on Interstate 294 in Northbrook.
This time of year, Illinois drivers are often sharing the road with snowplows. While these large, slow-moving vehicles are generally easy to avoid, a collision with one can have catastrophic consequences.
We're certainly used to severe winter storms here in Illinois. However, this January, a powerful winter storm has been impacting people from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic and as far south as North Carolina. Already, numerous people have suffered serious and in some cases fatal injuries on the roads.
A crash in Woodbridge this month left one man dead and another behind bars on DUI charges. Both men were correctional officers with the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
Drowsy driving is a problem here in Illinois and across America's roads all year. One in three drivers surveyed by AAA admitted to driving "when they were so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open." According to AAA, about 20 percent of fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver.
You're driving home from work or school or running errands in a gentle winter snowfall. Then suddenly, the snowfall becomes a blizzard. Next thing you know, you're driving in whiteout conditions.