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Collision leads to gunfire in Chicago

It's not often that you hear about a crash that has a shooting involved, but that's what happened during one collision in Chicago. There was a stolen vehicle traveling quickly at around 2:50 p.m., and it T-boned an SUV traveling on West Cermak. This caused the SUV to crash into two unoccupied vehicles while the Buick ran into a pole.

Woman crosses into traffic, causes deputy's death

Drivers have to do all they can to pay attention to the road and obey the rules of the road. When a driver isn't paying attention, falls asleep or makes an error, others may end up paying the consequences. This is why it's so pressing for drivers to put down their phones, get enough rest and to be prepared to drive.

What is a crumple zone?

The force of a car crash is so significant that it can't be understated. The angle of impact, along with other factors, does impact how seriously you'll be hurt, if at all. Of course, in all accidents, it's your right to hold the other person responsible, but the first goal is to survive.

Illinois motor vehicle accidents can also injure bicyclists

As Chicago has grown to become one of the busiest metropolises in America, residents have embraced many forms of transportation. Bicycles are affordable, good for the environment and do not require fuel other than your own energy. This makes bicycles an excellent option for those who no longer wish to fight traffic.

Learning more about the impact of texting and driving

It is no secret that using your phone while driving is a major distraction and one of the leading causes of car crashes. However, people continue to engage in the activity, perhaps because of their addiction to their phone or because they believe that they are able to maintain attention on the road while using their phone.

Learning more about taking evidence after a car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in Illinois, there are two main reasons why it is important that you preserve evidence at the scene. First, you need to have evidence that makes it possible for you to defend yourself. Secondly, it is important that you collect evidence that another party was at fault for the incident if this is the case.

Making a claim as an injured cyclist

When two cars become involved in a collision, the process in terms of insurance claims tends to be quite straightforward. This is because each driver is legally required to carry car insurance that will take care of damages in the event of a crash. However, if you are a cyclist and become involved in an accident involving a motor vehicle, the issue can be a little more complex.

Deadly Mistakes: The 3 Types Of Distracted Driving

Driving can be a dangerous endeavor for all involved. A daydreaming driver. An inattentive pedestrian. A fatigued trucker. Adding actual distractions to the mix can make a dangerous activity deadly. While there are countless different driving distractions - from eating to personal grooming to reading a newspaper - they typically fall into three categories.

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