New drivers are taught to be aware of their surroundings, including moving over for emergency vehicles and law enforcement. Paramedics, law enforcement and fire trucks alert drivers of the need to move over through sirens and lights. Unfortunately, an Illinois State Police trooper made the decision to not use lights or sirens when driving towards an officer-related shooting, and as a result, a young woman suffered fatal personal injury.
Picture this: You are traveling down the highway when suddenly you hear “boom.” You do not know what it is until you feel your steering wheel pulling its own way. You realize that your tire has blown. At least, this is an inconvenience to a driver. At most, a tire blowout can cause a serious, potentially life-threatening, accident.
The process of obtaining construction permits and the regulatory agencies in Illinois exist to help maintain the safety of workers and the stability of structures. One states division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently fined and cited a construction company for multiple violations. The inspection and investigation of the company occurred after a worker suffered fatal injuries in one of the year's tragic construction workers' accidents.
When an Illinois driver takes the road, there are many factors out of his or her control to maintain safety. Road conditions, weather and negligent driving of other drivers are a few of the conditions that drivers cannot control. Recently, one man died and a passenger suffered personal injury due to another driver's actions on the road.
Tesla has made a name as a company with innovative technology to change the way motor vehicles operate. Tesla has been under pressure to match demand by consumers, and it's the safety of its work environment under pressure of demands that has been challenged in the last year. Tesla was investigated earlier this year for allegedly under-reporting injuries on the job, and employees continue to accuse the company of an environment that improperly treats and classifies injuries. Unfortunately for Illinois workers, inaccurate documentation of an injury can impact an employee's eligibility for workers' compensation.
It only takes a moment for damaging and/or tragic accidents to occur on Illinois roadways. One moment of distraction by a cell phone, passenger, eating, roadside scenery or adjusting the radio is all it takes for a crash to occur with another vehicle. It is unknown what actions resulted in one recent crash, but the crash resulted in personal injury for seven different victims.