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Illinois semi truck crash lawyers at Abels & Annes have agreed to represent a group of Chicago residents that were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in was rear-ended. The truck accident occurred on Interstate 94 just outside of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

The plaintiffs were at a complete stop in traffic headed westbound on the interstate when the driver of a tractor-trailer/18 wheeler failed to slow in time and rear-ended their vehicle. Witnesses to the accident stated that the defendant was traveling too fast for conditions on the road.

The accident was investigated by the Wisconsin State Police. After interviewing the parties, the state troopers issued moving violations to the defendant truck driver.

A new study found that separate bicycle lanes are safer than lanes along city streets and an increase in designated bike lanes could reduce congestion and encourage more women to ride, Bloomberg News reports.

We frequently report on the high risk of bicycle accidents in Chicago and the city’s ongoing efforts to improve safety. Recently, we reported on our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel made a campaign point of giving the city 100 miles of protected bike lanes by the end of his first term in office.Our Chicago personal injury lawyers frequently represent cyclists who are seriously injured or killed in accidents with automobiles. Too often, drivers either fail to show cyclists the respect they need and deserve to stay alive, or are simply careless when it comes to watching for riders on the road.

The new report by the Harvard School of Public Health found that separate bike lanes resulted in a 28 percent lower injury rate than driving in lanes shared by motorists. The issue is not really a no-brainer. Most crashes occur at intersections — having separate bike lanes does not eliminate the risk as even those frequently intersect with city streets.

“Of course, intersections do have to be well-designed, ideally with red and green bicycle signals,” Anne Lusk, the study’s lead author. “And even then, we’re not suggesting that cycle tracks have zero risk. But rigorous research does show that the difference in the accident rate is real.”

The report also found that seniors, women and children are frequently afraid of riding on shared bike lanes. This helps explain why men account for the vast majority of fatal bicycle accidents. As we reported recently on our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, male victims account for more than 80 percent of all riders who suffer serious or fatal injuries.

Many countries outside the United States have invested heavily in separate bike lanes. The Netherlands is half the size of South Carolina and yet has 18,000 miles of separate cycling tracks. About 55 percent of Dutch cyclists are women. In the United States, less than 1 percent of commuters use a bicycle; about one-fourth of the Dutch do so.

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Abogados de accidentes pedestres de Abels & Annes en Chicago han contratado para representar una mujer que fue golpeada por un taxi el 12 de febrero de 2011 adelante de 3209 N. Halsted. El taxista nunca paró para ayudarla y huyó la escena del accidente.

La víctima pedestre, una mujer del norte, había sido dejada por otro taxi en el momento. A medida que su taxi se alejó, fue golpeada inmediatamente por otro taxi que pasaba en color blanco. Aunque hubo varios testigos del accidente, nadie fue capaz de escribir el número de vehículo o la placa de licencia.

Nuestro cliente no recuerda nada inmediatamente después del accidente, quedó inconsciente y despertó más de tres horas despues en Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Ella sostuvo golpes a la cabeza, el cuello y lesiones en la espalda en el accidente. Ella también esta teniendo fuertes dolores de cabeza, contusiones faciales, y inflamación en la pierna izquierda. Fue mantenida en el hospital durante dos días después del incidente.

Icy roads over the last 24 hours have resulted in a large number of Illinois auto accidents, according to the Chicago Tribune. These accidents included a crash near Schaumburg that resulted in the death of a pedestrian from Round Lake.

Ice started covering the roads around 8 PM, causing accidents from the Northwest suburbs down to Joliet. Illinois state police reported close to one hundred accidents, stating there were lots of cars losing control, driving off roadways and into ditches.

The fatal accident occurred on Route 53 near Interstate 90 in close proximity to Schaumburg. Around 7:45 PM a driver hit a center divider traveling northbound and then exited his vehicle to look at the damage. As he did this, another vehicle rear-ended his vehicle and then struck him as a pedestrian. The victim was knocked over the divider and into the southbound lanes of Route 53, where he was struck and dragged by another vehicle. He reportedly died at the scene.

An Illinois auto accident has claimed the life of a passenger when the driver of the car he was traveling in lost control and struck a tree, according to the Chicago Tribune. The accident took place early Sunday morning in the West Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago at Interstate 57 and Kedzie Avenue.

The at fault driver was reportedly speeding in a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora heading northbound on Interstate 57 from 167th St., this according to witnesses. The driver then lost control near Kedzie, drove off the highway into a ditch, through a fence and then into a tree.

The passenger was taken by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 AM. The driver was seriously injured and taken to Christ Hospital as well.

A fatal Chicago area car accident has been caused by an intoxicated driver with an alleged blood alcohol level of .291, more than 3 times the legal limit in Illinois, according to Fox News Chicago.

The Chicago motorist allegedly watched the Bears game on Sunday in an Oak Lawn bar where he reportedly drank about 8 beers and had a shot of alcohol. He then drove to another Oak Lawn bar and continued consuming alcohol.

After the man left the second bar on Sunday night, he fell asleep in his Ford Explorer parked outside. When he awoke, he drove north on Cicero Avenue and allegedly crossed into the southbound lane where he crashed head-on into a GMC Yukon. A Cook County State’s Attorney official has stated the driver did not have on his headlights at the time of the accident.

An Illinois auto accident that occurred on Saturday night in West Suburban Naperville was reportedly caused by winter road conditions, according to the Chicago breaking news center. The crash injured five people and occurred in the area of 75th St. and Naper Boulevard around 8 PM.

The collision took place when a westbound vehicle slid on ice, loss control and struck a tree in a median. Multiple emergency vehicles responded to the accident, shutting down the roadway for a period of time. The road was reopened later the same evening.

The people injured in the accident were all taken to Edward Hospital. None of the injuries were supposed to be critical.

A man has died in an Illinois car vs. pedestrian collision that occurred on Monday around 7:30 a.m. on 92nd Street near Ewing Ave., WGN news is reporting. The pedestrian, a 70-year-old resident of the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue in Chicago had just been involved in a minor auto accident and had gotten out of his car to exchange information with another driver. At that time a 3rd vehicle that was passing the location fatally struck him.

The pedestrian victim was taken by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead soon after.

The Chicago Police Department is handling the accident investigation. Police have ticketed the at-fault driver for failing to avoid striking a pedestrian.

An Illinois car crash has claimed the life of a woman from Bolingbrook when an alleged drunk SUV driver crashed through her apartment window early Saturday morning, according to WGN news. The 17-year-old driver was arrested after the accident and another person was being questioned. The investigation is being handled by the Bolingbrook Police Department, and the Will County States Attorneys Office is in the process of determining what charges are to be filed.

Police suspect the teen had been drinking alcohol. The teen was reportedly lost control of his vehicle, left a roadway and crashed through a bedroom window of a first-floor apartment where the woman was sleeping. The victim, age 48, was trapped underneath the SUV after it struck the apartment.

Before impact, the SUV reportedly traveled through a common area at the apartment complex, passed by another building, and then hit the victim’s apartment. The woman’s husband was also in bed act the time of the accident. He survived and was taken by ambulance to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

UN total de 14 personas han sido heridos, de los cuales 12 fueron niños, en un choque automovilistico en Chicago el domingo por la tarde, informa el Chicago Tribune. La colisión involucró a dos vehículos en la autopista Eisenhower en el área de la Avenida Keeler en los carriles hacia el oeste.

Los funcionarios del Departamento de bomberos en Chicago indican que los niños fueron llevados a salas de emergencias en el área, algunos en condición crítica. Dos adultos también fueron hospitalizados en grave condición crítica. Por lo menos 10 ambulancias se apuraron a la escena del accidente. Los heridos en el choque fueron trasladados al Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Stroger Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center y al St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.

El conductor de defecto supuestamente fue una mujer de 33 años de edad y ella ha sido acusada de poner los niños en peligro. Cuando su vehículo dio vuelta algunos de los niños adentro no tenian puesto apropiadamente el cinturón de seguridad . El conductor también fue multado por conducir sin seguro y fracaso para reducir la velocidad para evitar un choque.

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