Three people were injured in an Illinois car accident that occurred on Monday night on Illinois 47 near Armstrong Street. According to the Morris Daily Herald, a woman had pulled over to the side of the highway because she was experiencing engine trouble and then her car was struck by another vehicle from behind while she was stopped on the shoulder of the highway. The original car was stopped in the right hand lane and the driver was trying to call for help on her cell phone when the car accident occurred.
The driver of the other car that struck the stopped vehicle stated that she had glanced down to check her speed at the time of the accident, causing her not to see the stopped car in time to avoid the car accident. The driver that struck the stopped car was ticketed with failure to reduce speed in order to avoid an accident. Both of the drivers, as well as a passenger from one of the cars, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their minor personal injuries.
The two-car accident resulted in the vehicles blocking the roadway and led to a lot of traffic on Illinois 47 following the car accident. Our Chicago car accident attorneys remind drivers how important it is to maintain a safe speed at all times, because it can often be very difficult to stop your car in time to avoid an accident if you are driving too fast. Please always obey the posted speed limits because they are determined to be the safest maximum speed to drive in that given area. Even if you feel that it is safer to go faster or okay to speed because there are no other vehicles around, remember that it will be very hard to stop your car in time if you need to.
There are also many times and many weather and road conditions that call for driving at a much slower speed than the speed limit, so always make sure to drive at speeds appropriate for the given conditions. Also, remember that even if you try to stop your car in time to avoid an accident, if you are unable to because you were speeding at the time of the accident you will likely receive a ticket for failing to reduce speed in order to avoid an accident. So for your own safety and the safety of others on the road please obey the speed limits at all times!