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Funeral Procession Accidents Becoming More Common

Experts say that car accidents are more common when a funeral procession is involved. One Elk Grove Village, Illinois resident died after her car collided with a funeral procession. The woman was killed when a pickup truck that was part of a funeral procession drove through a red light and slammed into her car. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with personal injuries. Experts say that it is not unusual for a funeral procession to be marred by a fender bender. Illinois law states that the lead vehicle in a procession must obey stop signs and traffic signals, but the rest of the caravan can proceed without stopping and has the right of way as long as all vehicles keep on their headlights. The driver in the automobile accident drove through the green light unaware that the procession had the right of way. To read the full story, click here.