A 28-year-old Missouri resident has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an Oct. 20 accident in Boone County that claimed the life of one of his two passengers and left the other seriously injured. The Columbia man was ordered held without bond because he is considered a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Police in Illinois say that an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured in a crash that took place on Aug. 19. The crash occurred at about 10:46 a.m on Interstate 88 in Naperville, and police say that multiple vehicles were involved. A commercial truck rear-ended a Nissan that the boy was in while it and two other vehicles were slowed by traffic. Police say that the truck failed to slow down prior to the collision.
Illinois and Missouri residents alike know how harmful a car accident can be. These incidents cost billions of dollars each year as well. The following are just some of the most common car accident injuries. Victims can learn more about each of these from their doctor.
After reviewing updated studies regarding alcohol-related collisions in Missouri and Illinois, you may determine that the question should not be whether there are indeed drunk drivers in your midst; rather, a more appropriate question may simply ask which vehicles they are in. Chances are, if you frequently access highways in these two states, you are likely sharing the road with drunk drivers.
Speeding was one of the top causes of fatal large truck accidents in Illinois and elsewhere in 2016 according to a new report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency found that fatal crashes involving large trucks increased by 3 percent in 2016.