On March 19th, the first pedestrian death as a result of a driverless car occurred in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona has been a strong proponent of the driverless technology. It has quickly cut regulations and opened its public roads to driverless cars in an attempt to lure driverless car manufacturers such as Uber, Lyft and Waymo over its borders. Driverless cars have been praised as being safer than their human-operated counterparts. For instance, driverless cars take out the "distraction element" that often affects human drivers. One does not have to worry about a driverless car being distracted by a fluffy dog on the side of the road, or even worse, being under the influence of any intoxicating substance. Moreover, the driverless cars strictly adhere to the rules of the road. Driverless cars come to a complete stop at stop signs and when the traffic light turns "yellow," the driverless cars immediately slow down.
A minivan was rear-ended early Saturday morning while traveling southbound on I-290 in Elk Grove Village near Biesterfield Road. Police say that the at-fault driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, which likely caused the crash. After impact, the at-fault car burst into flames.
There are several factors that determine how much your workers' compensation case is worth under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. The primary factors that determine case value in workers compensation are:
A child who wandered into a pond near his Naperville home was pronounced dead, despite attempts by a witness, a police officer, a paramedic and hospital workers to revive the boy. An autopsy is likely to confirm the cause of death was due to drowning.
An Illinois woman has settled a claim that her church should be liable for injuries she suffered when she fell during a service. The woman claimed that during a 2010 worship service, members of the congregation rushed forward to receive the spirit. The church had assigned ushers to catch people who fell in the process. They were not able to catch everyone, however.
Teen drivers are often energetic, ready to hit the road with their friends, and feel invincible with their newly found driving responsibility. The privilege to drive isn't something that should be taken lightly. For many people, driving is seen as a right, and for new drivers, it seems like a simple task that eventually becomes a secondary activity to texting or surfing the web behind the wheel.
It is said that with great power comes great responsibility. One major player in the auto industry recently learned that lesson after settling a multi-million dollar lawsuit that spanned 29 states out of court. The suit, in which Illinois was included, was filed on account of a serious manufacturing flaw in the company's models and a subsequent failure to facilitate a recall in a comprehensive and expedient manner.
A bizarre police incident turned deadly in East St. Louis. Authorities believe an Illinois man was drunk or drugged when he swiped a police cruiser and caused a fatal car accident.