Chicago is known for having poor traffic conditions. With busy roads that have pedestrians, bikers and more, it's easy to see why collisions are likely to happen.
Traffic accidents happen all the time. Most people will experience one in their lifetime or at least know someone else who has been in a crash, however minor.
There is nothing scarier than being involved in a serious crash. It takes you by surprise and changes all your plans. You might have been thinking of going to work or have been in the middle of planning a vacation only to now have to adjust those plans to go to medical appointments, to enroll in therapy or because of a disability.
Traffic accidents can involve anyone from infants to the elderly. When they do, those involved are at risk of suffering serious injuries or death.
Car accidents can be dangerous or fatal, leaving people to deal with the consequences of a driver who was negligent or reckless. One such case took place on March 30 when an Illinois state trooper was killed on Interstate 94.
When you see that there are emergency personnel on the highway or on the side of the road, it's important to move over into another lane. Doing so helps keep them safe and reduces the likelihood of getting into an accident.
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.
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.
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.
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.