62-year-old man dies after Bedford Park crash | Chicago Sun-Times

A 62-year-old man died Tuesday following a crash in southwest suburban Bedford Park.

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Strange sounding accident. Family of person killed in such an accident may sue the driver of the vehicle if it can be proven that the driver was reckless or did not take into account proper safety precautions.

Springfield man, 75, dead after being hit by car

A 75-year-old Springfield man was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car while trying to cross Peoria Road.David Bogart was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, at Peoria Road and Ardmore Avenue, about a half of a mile south of the Riverside Park entrance. He died of injuries related to the crash, the Sangamon County coroner’s office said Monday afternoon.The driver of the car, a 56-year-old woman who police did not immediately identify, told police she was driving on Peoria Road

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The main issue in a situation when a pedestrian is struck is contributory negligence. This means did the injured person cross the road without taking proper precautions. The actions of the pedestrian may result there being a finding of no money damages in some cases.

UPDATED: Champaign man charged with DUI following crash that killed Mahomet woman | News-Gazette.com

Illinois State Police Trooper Tracy Lillard says today that Esteban J. Tomas has also been charged with not having a valid driver’s license.

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Tragic accident. Do not drink and drive. The problem with cases like this is that the driver did not have a valid license and most likely did not have insurance. The victim’s family will have a difficult time collecting damages if there is no insurance, unless the other driver has a large amount of assets.

Police: Car was at apartment to pick up child before fatal shooting

The five people in a parked car at the Georgetown Townhouse complex when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle at 12:10 a.m. Dec. 21 were there to pick up a child, Springfield police said Tuesday.The gunman fired a minimum of six shots, hitting and killing 19-year-old Alaysia M. Bennett of Springfield.Deputy Chief Dennis Arnold said Tuesday the victims had just picked up a 3-year-old child, who crawled into the backseat next to Bennett moments before the gunman opened fire.The child’s

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Out of control violence that is senseless. In theory the gunman could be charged with wrongful death and the family would be able to ask for money damages. Not very many cases like this are filed because the killers usually do not have any money to go after.

Atheist who fought Illinois laws dies in plane crash

MARENGO — An Illinois man who described himself as “the best known atheist-activist in the Midwest” died in a plane crash last week, officials

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Family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit against plane manufacturers in some circumstances. What must be proved is that some part or parts of the plane were defective and resulted in the person’s injuries or death. Damages are based on the person’s death or pain and suffering as a result of the injuries.