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June 2015 Archives

Do truckers often blame their vehicles for accidents?

It's pretty common to be involved in an accident and not really know who was at fault, at least at first. You may feel like a truck just came out of nowhere. Everything happens very quickly, though, and you may not be sure if you actually cut it off. In the wake of the accident, everyone may blame someone or something else, trying to push the blame away from themselves.

Important pool and water safety tips this summer

A recent near-drowning at a Warrenville fitness center pool serves as a strong reminder to be safe in and around bodies of water this summer season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, from 2005-2009, there were an average of 3.533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States. Children ages 1-4 are among the most risk for unintentional drowning or other injury. Fortunately, there are important safety reminders that can prevent serious injuries or death.

A checklist for stairway safety

Property owners in Illinois have an obligation to keep people safe on the property, doing what they can to prevent accidents. Since many slip and fall accidents happen on stairways, the following checklist can be very helpful, and owners should go over it frequently to make sure there are no clear hazards. Things to look for include:

Some of the biggest recalls in the last 10 years

When defective products are found out, recalls are often issued. However, consumers sometimes do not realize that these recalls exist for various reasons, and they can still be harmed by these products. Below are a few of the biggest recalls from the last decade.

2 injured in Naperville DUI crash

On June 7, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Sholanda Harris of Aurora was driving southbound on Raymond Drive at Queensgreen Circle when she crossed the center lane and collided head-on with a black Honda. Harris was driving a 2010 Mercury when her vehicle crossed into northbound traffic and struck the Honda. She has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage.

Potential street racing causes high-speed crash

Though the investigation is ongoing, the police are looking into a wreck in Park Ridge to see if one of the vehicles was speeding because it was involved in an illegal street race. They can't say for sure yet, but it is the initial thought from the department. They have said that no one involved was on drugs or using alcohol.

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