Fatal Train Accident In Maple Park, Illinois

Fatal Train Accident In Kane County, Illinois There was a fatal train accident Saturday night (May 31, 2014) in Maple Park, Illinois. This accident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m., and involved a 14-year-old boy getting fatally struck by a freight train.  This fatal train accident happened near the Liberty Street railroad crossing to the north …

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Results From The St. Charles Police Traffic Safety Campaign

Traffic Safety Campaign Results For St. Charles In the May 20 post, “Illinois Seat Belt Usage Campaign” various seat belt usage and traffic safety enforcement efforts were highlighted that were to run through Memorial Day weekend in Kane County as well as other areas throughout Illinois. The St. Charles Police Department released statistics with regard …

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Illinois Seat Belt Usage Campaign

Seat Belt Usage Campaign For Kane County And Illinois On May 20, 2014, the Illinois Department Of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release regarding the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  The news release is titled “IDOT, ISP, Local Law Enforcement Encourage All Motorists To ‘Click It or Ticket” to Help Avoid Fatal Vehicle Crashes.” A …

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Air Bag Deployment Issues In GM Cars With Faulty Ignition Switches

Air Bag Deployment Issues Various questions and concerns have arisen regarding the car accidents involving the GM cars (since recalled) that have GM’s defective ignition switches. One of the many questions regarding car accidents involving GM’s faulty ignition switches is why the cars’ air bags failed to deploy in the 13 fatal accidents that are believed to have …

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Seat Belt Usage In Illinois

Seat Belt Usage And Statistics Yesterday (May 9, 2014) IDOT issued a press release titled “Illinois Law Enforcement Out in Force to Remind Motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket.’”  This release discusses a variety of issues with regard to seat belt usage trends and associated fatal vehicle accident trends in Illinois. An excerpt includes: “Even …

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Motorcyclist Hits Bicyclists In Aurora, Illinois

Motorcycle Accident In Aurora, Illinois Yesterday (May 8, 2014) a motorcyclist who lost control of his motorcycle struck three bicyclists in Aurora, Illinois.  At the time of the accident, the bicyclists were waiting on a sidewalk wanting to cross the street. The crash occurred around 8:25 a.m. near Montgomery Road and Frontenac Street.   An excerpt …

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