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Motor vehicle accidents: Crash at intersection kills 2, injures 1

Drivers who fail to adhere to traffic lights or signs and heed right of way before crossing into an intersection run the risk of creating a potentially hazardous situation. Such a decision may leave other drivers with insufficient time to steer out of harm's way and motor vehicle accidents resulting from similar scenarios can have cataclysmic outcomes. Two people have died and a third suffered critical injuries during a recent collision that took place at an intersection in Illinois.

According to reports, Illinois State Police responded to the scene of the crash on a recent Saturday morning. An initial investigation indicates that the incident took place as one driver was attempting to turn east at the intersection. His vehicle reportedly proceeded to collide head-on with a nearby car shortly thereafter.

Acknowledging and confronting behavior changes after a TBI

You may find that you don't quite feel right after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Of course, this isn't surprising considering the trauma you went through, but there may be more to it than that.

Your behavior could simply reflect your emotional reaction to how your life has and perhaps will continue to change in light of your TBI. In addition to that, you could have suffered physical damage to the part of your brain that processes emotions and the world around you. In any case, you now have another issue to deal with as you work on recovering from your injury.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash leaves 1 in critical condition

Intersections continue to be a hot spot for collisions and incidents that occur when drivers fail to yield the right of way can have dire repercussions. Motor vehicle accidents involving similar circumstances could leave those involved with severe injuries and facing a long road to recovery. One person was reportedly rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries following a collision that occurred at an intersection in Illinois.

Law enforcement agents have advised that the incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on a recent Friday. According to reports, the accident took place when the driver of a car crashed into the driver's side of a second vehicle upon entering an intersection. The impact on the crash reportedly forced the other driver to become trapped in her vehicle.

Reducing the chance of medication errors and patient harm

If you are under the care of an Illinois doctor, you trust that medical professional to properly diagnose your medical condition and give you the care necessary to help you improve. This likely means taking certain types of medication. You may not question the medicine he or she prescribes to you, and you may not think that it could possibly cause you harm. 

Medication errors are actually one of the most common types of medical errors. It may not seem like a grave mistake, like operating on the wrong body part, but this type of error can result in serious patient harm. It is one of the most important goals of a hospital, doctor's office and other types of medical care facilities to reduce the chance of these types of mistakes happening.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash leaves 1 in critical condition

Regardless of how it happens, being stranded within a vehicle in the middle of the road can be a scary and stressful experience. Should nearby drivers fail to spot the vehicle in time to steer out of its path, the results can be devastating, especially if the other vehicle is a tractor-trailer. Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial vehicles run the unfortunate risk of causing serious injuries. A recent accident involving a tractor-trailer has reportedly left a woman in Illinois with critical injuries.

The incident reportedly took place on a recent Tuesday night when the driver of a car was involved in a single-vehicle crash and became stranded within the lanes of traffic. Upon encountering debris from the initial incident, the driver of a tractor-trailer attempted to swerve and miss the debris. Unfortunately, the semitrailer proceeded to collide with the car in the process.

Two Teenagers in Critical Condition Following Naperville Crash

On April 1, 2020, two 19-year-old passengers were critically injured when the Ford Focus they were riding in was struck by a Honda Accord at the intersection of Washington Street and 12th Avenue in Naperville. Authorities say that the Honda Accord, driven by a 51-year-old man, ran a stop sign heading west on 12th Avenue and struck the Ford Focus, which was northbound on Washington Street.

Did your loved one experience abuse in a nursing home?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is not an easy decision for an Illinois family to make. If you are no longer able to provide the care and support your loved one needs, you probably spent a significant amount of time researching facilities and trying to find the best option for him or her. It can devastate your family if you learn that the facility is not treated your loved one well. 

Nursing home abuse can come in many forms, but it's always unacceptable. It may be helpful to learn more about signs of abuse or neglect, and if you think these things are happening, you can speak out. It is your right to advocate for your loved one and pursue justice on his or her behalf in the event of nursing home abuse.

Motor vehicle accidents: 6 injured during crash at bus stop

A collision that took place at a bus stop in Illinois has reportedly left multiple individuals with severe injuries, two of whom were children. While waiting at a bus stop, individuals may rely on nearby drivers to take every precaution to remain in the lanes of traffic, as they likely stand little chance of moving out of the path of a fast moving vehicle. When the fallout of motor vehicle accidents spill over onto nearby pedestrians, the results can be cataclysmic.

According to reports, the incident occurred as several individuals were waiting at a bus stop at around 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. While many of the details concerning the initial crash remain unclear, police advised that as many as four vehicles were involved. The initial impact reportedly forced multiple vehicles to veer off the road and crash into the bus stop.

Motor vehicle accidents: Interstate collision kills 1 in Illinois

With the high rate of speed at which vehicles travel on the interstate, even one minor error in judgment or a slight deviation in direction could prove disastrous. Motor vehicle accidents that occur at excessive speeds also run a greater risk of leaving those involved with long-term or permanent injuries, or worse. A 57-year-old man was killed during a recent accident that took place on an interstate in Illinois.

According to reports, the accident took place just before 8 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. According to initial investigations, the man was driving northbound on a local interstate when another vehicle suddenly crashed into his car and forced it to veer off the road and strike a concrete barrier. A third vehicle struck his car shortly thereafter and the impact on this crash caused the car to overturn and come to a rest upside down.

The time change could be a hazard to your health

When the time changes in the spring, it results in more daylight hours, and it's a clear indication that summer is just around the corner. Many people in Illinois look forward to this, but they also know that this means they will lose an hour of sleep. By moving the clocks ahead, everyone gets one less hour of rest in a night. 

This lost hour doesn't just affect a person for that one night or the next morning. The time change can affect a person for weeks as he or she adjusts to new sleep patterns and driving in the mornings when it's darker. Because of these reasons, there is a spike in fatal car accidents following the week after the time change. 

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