Even though car accidents are relatively common, the everyday driver does not expect to be in a crash whenever he or she gets behind the wheel. This is why many people feel unprepared and confused in the first few minutes after a car accident. Should you talk to the other driver? Should you call the police? Should you call for an ambulance? Knowing what to do immediately after an accident could simplify your future personal injury claim.
You can never predict a car accident in Illinois, so you must learn about some of the key first steps to take in advance. This way, if and when that crash does come, you'll be able to stay calm and follow the proper procedures to get the outcome that you desire.
On a Sunday night in early November, there was a three-car wreck in Troy, Illinois. At least one women who was involved suffered from serious injuries as a result. The police have been investigating the crash, but the official report has not yet been provided. The crash happened on Highway 40, close to Triad Road.
A woman in Peru, Illinois, was riding her bike on the road when she was struck and killed by a vehicle. She did not pass away at the scene, but was taken by the emergency crews to a hospital in Peoria. It was there that she was declared dead from the incident, in which she was hit by a van and apparently flew into the air and smashed into the van's windshield.
A woman in Oswego, Illinois, smashed her car into the front of a local store, and the damage to the shop was extensive. The store itself is owned by a Naperville Councilman, though he did tell reporters that he was not there to witness the accident in person.