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Semi-truck Strikes Pedestrian

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the details surrounding a man that was struck by a semi-trailer tractor truck in the early morning on Friday, April 3. The man, who was on foot, was reportedly conscious after the accident that occurred at 5 a.m. and was then taken to the hospital to assess his […]

Pedestrian Hit in Crosswalk Passes Away

This past Friday afternoon around 6 p.m., a Champaign woman was struck and killed by a truck as she was crossing the street. The victim was identified as a 56-year-old woman. Reportedly, she was walking her dog through the crosswalk on University when a man driving a Dodge Ram southbound on Russell turned left and […]

National Stop on Red Week is Devoted to Traffic Safety

The second week in August marks a week devoted to keeping our roads and communities safe. August 4th through the 10th is National Stop on Red Week. This event observes the importance of stopping at red lights and stop signs. Whether the roads are empty or you’re stuck in stand-still rush hour traffic, the laws of […]

Bicyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run, savoy man arrested

On Monday, April 22, police were called around 8:15 p.m. after a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle in the 1600 block of High Cross Road. According to witnesses, three bicyclists were riding in a single-file line traveling south on High Cross Road when a vehicle struck the bicyclist that was last in line from […]

Urbana Women Killed After Being Hit By Truck

Urbana Police responded to a fatal accident Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck at a crosswalk. According to police, the accident occurred at the intersection of Main and Vine Streets. The pedestrian was crossing the intersection from south to north and was hit by the pickup truck as it was […]

Westville motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

A crash on Illinois 1 Wednesday morning sent one Westville man to the hospital. State police investigating the crash report that around 11 AM on Wednesday, a pedestrian ran out onto Illinois 1 in front of a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling north between Danville and Belgium, near Greenwood Avenue. The 60-year-old driver from Westville […]

Second pedestrian hit by Champaign bus driver

The same bus driver involved in a pedestrian accident in January 2014 recently hit another pedestrian in downtown Champaign, the News-Gazette reported on March 3. The victim, 59-year-old Patricia Marxmiller, was struck by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) bus driven by Seth Stevens at the intersection of Logan and Walnut. She is being treated […]

Police looking for witnesses in bus / pedestrian accident

Police in Champaign are looking for anyone who can provide witness information regarding a bus accident that occurred earlier this week. According to reports, a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus struck a 59-year-old woman on Wednesday at the intersection of Logan and Walnut. The victim was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where she remains in critical condition after […]

Two hurt in recent Champaign pedestrian accident

A man was charged with DUI, driving without a license, and improper lane usage early Monday morning following a pedestrian accident in Champaign, according to news-gazette.com. Reports say Trevin Miller, 22, lost control of the wheel, struck a utility pole, and then hit a woman walking her dog in a residential neighborhood near Union Street […]

Good Samaritan struck while helping victim of earlier crash

Wednesday afternoon, a Good Samaritan was killed while attempting to help a man that was fatally struck in a pedestrian accident on Interstate 57. According to officials with Illinois State Police,  a 58-year-old Tennessee man was traveling northbound on I-57 near mile marker 277 when the tire came off of his car. The man then […]