If you were hurt in a car crash, one of your main concerns is likely to be about payment of your medical bills. Should you involve your health insurance and tell your doctors to bill your plan?
As the weather heats up, more riders will jump on their motorcycles and hit the road. With the increase of motorcycle riders on the roads, there is also an increase in the amount of crashes that occur involving motorcycles. The summer months of June, July and August are when most motorcycle crashes happen, and Saturdays are the most dangerous days to ride. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the road and are more likely to be injured or killed than car occupants. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, motorcycle crash injuries are most common among young men on rural roads in the summer. Drivers of cars need to be extra cautious this summer to ensure the safety of motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are entitled to the same rights and safety protections as drivers of cars.
On May 6, 2018, around 11:30 p.m., two cars crashed head-on at Route 47 near Beith Road in Campton Township, Illinois. The Kane County Sheriff's Office reports that Linda Clark was southbound on Route 47, in a Honda Civic, when she crossed over the center dividing line and crashed into a northbound Toyota Highlander.
On December 25, 2017, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at the 13000 block of Galena Road in Little Rock Township. The Kendall County Sheriff's Office released an online statement explaining that Savaughn Strickland, from Aurora, was westbound on Galena Road when his Chevrolet Trailblazer crossed over the center dividing line and collided head-on with another Trailblazer, driven by 80 year-old Janice Armstrong, also from Aurora.
On December 15, 2017, 4 vehicles were involved in a crash on eastbound I-88 just west of Route 47, near Sugar Grove. Illinois State Police determined that Samuel Gradman, a 19 year-old Northbrook man driving a 2003 Infiniti passenger car, failed to yield to construction equipment on the highway, causing him to strike a Ford pickup truck before losing control and crashing into two parked tollway maintenance trucks.
On May 1, 2017, 6 cars were involved in a crash on Butterfield Road and DuPage Parkway in Aurora. Investigators determined that Terrence Rush, 22, tried to pass multiple cars eastbound on Butterfield Road by crossing over the center yellow line. A westbound driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision with Rush, but the two sideswiped one another. Rush then crashed head-on into a separate westbound vehicle, causing 3 other cars to pile up.
A three-car crash on April 25, 2017, which resulted in at least one injury, occurred on northbound Route 83 at Frontage Road, just north of I-290 in Bensenville. Authorities say the crash happened around 12:30 p.m., causing all northbound lanes on Route 83 to be closed through the evening rush hour. The crash involved one passenger vehicle and two commercial trucks, causing all vehicles to sustain heavy damage.
A major car crash in Park Ridge, Illinois, on February 11, 2016, resulted in the death of 1 driver and injury to 2 others. The crash occurred at the intersection of Dee and Talcott Roads, near Maine South High School. A Des Plaines woman, 81, was southbound on Dee Road and making a left turn onto Talcott Road when a Chicago woman, 43, headed northbound on Dee Road, crashed into her. The Chicago woman then crashed into another car on westbound Talcott Road, injuring a Skokie woman, 47.
A bicycle-car crash in Glendale Heights, Illinois caused severe injuries to the bicyclist on January 12, 2016. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the 600 block of North Avenue near Glen Ellyn Road when the bicyclist, headed eastbound in the shoulder lane, was struck by a westbound 2006 Toyota van head-on.
A severe car crash in Geneva, Illinois caused serious injuries to three people on January 4, 2016. The crash occurred at Third Street and Fulton Street on Monday afternoon when one car travelling southbound on Third Street crossed over the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle travelling northbound. The impact pushed one of the cars into a third vehicle, and triggered all airbags.