Springfield Man Accused in fatal wreck found not guilty

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Even if person is found not guilty in criminal trial, a civil charge may result in damages for negligence. Money damages depend on whether the driver violated the rules of the road and the passenger suffered as a result.

 

Probe continues after 2 kids hit by car near Westville trunk-or-treat event | News-Gazette.com

A 7-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister are in separate hospitals after being hit by a small four-door vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Westville-area woman near Zamberletti Park.

Source: Probe continues after 2 kids hit by car near Westville trunk-or-treat event | News-Gazette.com

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Investigation reports and witnesses are important in these type of cases to establish liability and damages.

Northbound I-55 reopens after semi hits IDOT truck

Northbound lanes of Interstate 55 were temporarily closed near the East Lake Shore Drive exit Tuesday afternoon after a semi driven by a Virginia man crashed into a trailer being towed by an Illinois Department of Transportation truck, Illinois State Police said.Ronnie D. VanZandt, 65, of Abingdon, Virginia, was heading north on the interstate about 1:24 p.m. in a semi pulling a tanker trailer. An IDOT truck that was towing an impact trailer and displaying an active arrow board moving traffic

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An employee injured in a wreck such as this may make a workers’ compensation claim against the employer and may also sue the truck driver who caused the injury.

Tollway worker fatally struck by semi on I-294 | Chicago Sun-Times

Source: Tollway worker fatally struck by semi on I-294 | Chicago Sun-Times

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Horrible accident.

Family of the killed worker may file a workers’ compensation case and a negligence lawsuit against the truck driver to recover wrongful death damages.