Crashes are something that you’re bound to see at least at some time in your life. If you take the highway, you could see them frequently when vehicles are hit or drivers make errors that lead to traffic jams and trouble getting through an area.
No one ever expects to be involved in a collision, but when they are, they could be badly hurt. It’s important that they and their families know that they can seek compensation if they are hurt as a result of others’ behaviors on the road.
Illinois does see its fair share of serious crashes. Here’s a little more information on how crashes affect the state.
Are fatalities from car crashes decreasing in Illinois?
As of Feb. 25, 2020, Illinois has had 103 fatal crashes and 112 fatalities. That’s an increase of 23 people from the previous year.
Where are fatal crashes taking place?
Something to consider is that the majority of these accidents happened on State-US Routes or city streets. The fatalities themselves were often linked to pedestrian accidents or crashes involving semitrucks.
How many pedestrian crashes are taking place in Illinois?
The last data set for Illinois that tracked pedestrian crashes was in 2014. In that data, it was shown that 4,636 of the 296,060 collisions in Illinois involved pedestrians that year. Out of those crashes, 924 people were killed.
As you can see, Illinois can also be the home of significant collisions across the board. From semitruck crashes to those involving pedestrians, they all take place there and will continue to do so until safety becomes a top priority for those on or around the roads.