Chicagoans awoke this morning to news broadcasts explaining a severe winter storm that is approaching our area. Initial estimates show that the developing weather system will begin hitting the city in the early evening on Tuesday. It will likely continue until the following afternoon. Up to 22 inches of snow is expected to fall in many places. Even worse is that high winds and drifting snow are expected to make traveling extremely difficult in many parts of the city and state.
The approaching blizzard will certainly affect all travelers this week.
Blog readers are well aware of the seemingly daily stream of Illinois car accident stories explaining the latest victims of weather related crashes. For example, an Illinois woman was killed last Thursday when she lost control of her car on a snow covered road. The Telegraph Herald explained that the victim of the car crash was traveling on Illinois Route 84 around 8 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle. The car spun out, swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit on the passenger side by a pick-up truck.
Emergency officials rushed to the area, but there was nothing they could do. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Our Illinois car accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti urge drivers to take all possible precautions when traveling on snow-covered, icy roads. The snow piles expected to blanket the city this week will likely make travel much more hazardous than usual. To minimize the danger it is vital that drivers ratchet down their speed, ensure that visibility is accounted for, and confirm that their vehicles are in proper working order. Small steps can be the difference between arriving at a destination or a catastrophic accident.
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