A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Champaign County, Illinois earlier this week. The crash, which left four others injured, was said to be due to a vehicle not stopping at a stop sign. According to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, a Dodge pickup truck was traveling Southbound on Staley Road and ran through a stop sign while crossing Monticello Road. When it ran the stop sign, the Dodge pickup struck a Ford SUV. The driver of the Ford SUV was, unfortunately, pronounced dead at the scene. In addition to the one fatality, two passengers from the Ford SUV as well as the driver and a passenger from the Dodge pickup were transported by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. According to the release, all injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
Crashes are a common occurrence. It is important to recognize the importance of vehicle safety whilst driving. Although we cannot completely prevent tragedies from happening, we can do our part to keep yourself, and others, safe.
- Be aware of all traffic signs nearby. Being aware of stop signs is vital to driving safely.
- Limit the distractions around you. Although we can sometimes become lazy while driving, it is important to remain fully conscious and aware of the road ahead of you. This is vital to remain safe.
- Drive defensively. Not only is your life in your hands, but any person who is a passenger as well. Driving defensively can spare you from threats on the roadway that may be fatal.
Car crashes happen more often than we know. Car accidents are a threat to everyone who is on the roadway. Being aware of the potential dangers can be the difference between life and death. Driving on the defense is important to the safety of you and your passengers. Following the tips up above can be beneficial to your safety whilst driving.
Although there are many things we can do to help be more aware of other drivers, sometimes we are involved in a collision or crash that is not our fault. It is important to be aware of the steps necessary to ensure you are properly taken care of after a car collision. First, attend to your medical needs. See a healthcare professional to receive proper care and to have your injuries properly documented. Next, hiring an attorney who specializes in car crashes and collisions may be beneficial to you. Hiring a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law surrounding car crashes and insurance agencies can ensure you receive proper compensation for your physical, mental, or emotional damages.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured, or worse, during a car crash at the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to some compensation. Hiring an attorney at Spiros Law, P.C. means you will receive unwavering support, care, and expertise, all while being able to heal without worrying about how your case is progressing. The well-versed attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are equipped with all the tools necessary to properly tend to your legal needs. Call (217) 328-2828 to set up your free consultation and discuss the details of your case.