The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that there were 845 deadly crashes in the state during 2014 and that those crashes resulted in 924 deaths. This is lower than the totals for 2013, when 895 fatal accidents in Illinois resulted in 991 deaths. However, it is slightly higher than the 2011 statistics, which indicate that 835 deadly crashes occurred and resulted in 918 deaths during that year.

More Information About 2014 Fatal Accidents

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation:

  • Restraints such as seat belts and car seats were used in 321 of the fatal crashes, and restraints were not used in 246 of the fatal accidents. It is unknown if restraints were used in the rest of the crashes.
  • 126 unlicensed drivers were involved in 2014 fatal crashes in the state of Illinois.

Statistics are released, in part, so that we can learn from them.

Unfortunately, Hundreds Have Already Lost Their Lives in 2015 Illinois Accidents

As of July 2015, 527 people had died in 479 accidents on Illinois roads. The counties with the highest number of accident fatalities included:

  • Cook County: 128
  • Will County: 32
  • St. Clair County: 19
  • Lake County: 17
  • Madison County: 16

The causes of all of these accidents have not yet been released. However, it is important for all drivers to recognize common risks of fatal accidents, such as drunk driving and distracted driving, and to avoid these dangerous activities that could end their lives or those of innocent people with whom they share the road.

Jason F. Abraham
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