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Fatal car accidents increase for teen drivers

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.

Failure to stop at Ill. crossroads may have caused fatal crash

A Kankakee County crash took the life of a fourth-grade girl and hospitalized four people including the child's father and two other children. Illinois State Police say the fatal car accident happened when one of two drivers ran a stop sign on Route 50.

Child killed, three hurt in alleged DUI crash

Justice is not moving swiftly enough for the mayor of Highland Park. The official is accusing prosecutors in Lake County of improprieties in the investigation of a pedestrian accident that took the life of a 5-year-old child on Labor Day.

Chicago investigation centers on pedestrian fatality cause

A Chicago taxi driver told people who pulled him to safety that he tried to hit the brakes to prevent a recent car crash he was involved in. Nearby drivers saw the pedestrian accident -- a cab shooting through an intersection, striking a utility pole, flipping multiple times, slamming into a pedestrian and catching fire.

Victims, stopped for deer, killed on Illinois interstate

A fatal truck accident near Mulberry Grove, Illinois, killed a woman and her elementary school-age daughters. An 18-wheeler smashed into the back of the woman's car when she stopped her Toyota Camry to allow deer to cross Interstate 70.

Investigation underway for fatal truck accident

The cause of death for a 21-year-old Illinois accident victim could not be determined at a Logan County inquest. Officials know the Chicago woman was in a car stopped in the right lane of Interstate 55 -- all lights off -- when a tractor-trailer, traveling at highway speed, drove into and over the stationary vehicle.

Skokie woman accused of boy's death pleads not guilty

A parent's pain after the loss of a child is immeasurable. The intensity of the suffering can increase when a child's serious injury or death is the needless result of a stranger's distracted, drugged or drunk driving.

IDOT sees more motorcyclists, accidents on Illinois roads

Summer months are popular times to ride for more than 372,000 motorcyclists in Illinois. The number of motorcyclists on state roads has surged since 1999, according to officials from the state Department of Transportation. More riders, including many novices, increase the risk of fatal motorcycle accidents.

Skokie driver was high when crash killed child

A Skokie woman with a history of drug possession and other charges has been blamed for a fatal car accident that killed a child. Police say the 23-year-old driver was high on amphetamines and marijuana at the time of the May car crash.

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