On March 20, 2015, Joliet resident Mark Cipolla was struck and killed while standing on the northwest corner of the intersection of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet by two drivers who were both driving under the influence.
A wrong-way driver on I-290 caused a deadly car crash on January 11, 2015 when the driver collided with two other cars after entering the eastbound lanes traveling west.
Negligence by motor vehicle drivers is frequently the cause of pedestrian accidents and injuries. A situation where a pedestrian is responsible for causing a car accident is much less likely to happen, but it does occur.
Illinois State Police are pursuing evidence that drunk driving was the cause of a Sunday morning car accident in Plainfield. Tests will determine whether alcohol played a part in the two-vehicle crash that sent the drivers of both vehicles and two teenage passengers to the hospital.