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December 2013 Archives

Hit-and-run kills businessman from China in Rockford

A Chinese man visiting Rockford, Illinois, on a business trip died in a car accident while walking to his hotel at approximately 9:20 p.m. The 27-year-old visitor was rushed to a nearby hospital, but efforts to preserve his life were unavailing. He was pronounced dead a little over two hours after the accident. The incident was classified as a hit-and-run, as the driver of the car that hit him on East State Street drove off rather than stopping to render assistance and report the accident.

Motorist accused of intoxication in fatal accident

A 58-year-old male motorist has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence following an accident in Urbana, Illinois, that ended the life of one University of Illinois student and injured a second. The driver remains incarcerated in the Champaign County Jail after his bond was set by a judge at $250,000. Police said that he drove his pickup truck in an erratic manner, and that he had cannabis metabolites in his body.

The holidays: A dangerous time to drive

Statistics show that the holiday season is among the very most dangerous times of the year to drive or to travel by car. In Illinois and nationwide, the stretch of time from Thanksgiving through the start of the New Year is marked not only by festivities, but also by the number of accidents due to intoxicated motorists. All too many will lose their lives in a fatal car accident.

Van reportedly driven by drunk kills pedestrian

A van that police believe was driven by an intoxicated motorist ran into a pedestrian on Illinois 157 in Caseyville, Illinois. The pedestrian, a 29-year-old local resident, suffered fatal injuries. The van hit him from the back, so it is believed that he did know see the vehicle approaching.

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