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  • Erratic Driver Causes Serious, Injurious Accident in Logan Square A multi-vehicle accident in Logan Square injured nine people; seven seriously. The early morning accident is being blamed on a driver who fled the scene of an accident and crashed into a parked car, a taxi and an SUV. Police have charged the driver with failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to keep in a lane and negligent driving.
  • Illinois Roadside Signs Highlight Dangers of Distracted Driving When driving in Illinois after the New Year you may notice new roadside signs. The Roadside Memorial Act, signed into law earlier this year, allows family members of those killed during an accident with a distracted driver to purchase the memorials and place them near the road for two years. The placards will read, “Reckless Driving Costs Lives” and are meant to honor those killed by distracted drivers.
  • Fall Flood Run A Safe Success Though state officials in Minn. and Wis. were concerned about the Fall Flood Run motorcycle event their fears were ungrounded. Safety officials from both states launched a campaign to make both riders and driver aware of the event and of motorcycles in general. The campaign will hopefully have a lasting effect on motorists who too often are not aware of motorcycles as they drive.
  • Diet Drug Meridia Found to Increase Heart Attack Risk in Minnesota Many are calling for the FDA to take a prescription diet drug off of the market immediately. This comes after a study that found that the drug sibutramine, sold as Meridia, increases the risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes in people who have a history of cardiovascular disease. If you or a family member has suffered from a heart attack or stroke while taking Meridia please contact your Wisconsin pharmaceutical class action attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for your free consultation.
  • Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers Still Investigating Bicycle Accident Though the accident occurred well over a month ago, Wisconsin State Patrol troopers are still investigating the crash that landed a 17 year old Waukesha bicyclist in the hospital. The cyclist was crossing the street near Les Paul Parkway when a police squad car struck him.
  • Multiple Vehicle Accident in Rockford Injures Wisconsin Man Three vehicles were involved in a serious accident at Spring Creek and Perryville Roads in Rockford, Il. The accident took place when the driver of an Oldsmobile failed to yield while turning left. The driver will be charged for the violation. All five motorists were taken to area hospitals and treated for various, non-life threatening injuries.
  • Bill Davidson Leads Riders to Sturgis 70th Bike Rally Riders leave the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee to ride to Sturgis, South Dakota for the 70th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally.
  • Milwaukee Icon Harley-Davidson Moving? Iconic Harley-Davdison may move production out of Wisconsin unless production costs can be cut.
  • Sentence Set in Motorcycle/Distracted Driver Trial A woman who hit and killed Anita Zaffke over 14 months ago has been sentenced to a part-time prison term. The driver, Lora Hunt, admitted to painting her nails when she ran into the rider at 50 mph. Zaffke was stopped at a red light in Lake Zurich, Ill when the accident occurred.
  • Hit and Run Accident in Madison, Wi Causes Multiple Injuries An illegal U-turn in Madison, Wis recently caused to a serious accident. The driver of a jeep hit a van when he made the turn and then fled the scene. All seven of the passengers of the van were injured, including six children. The children and the van’s driver are from Lansing, Oak Park and Lynwood, Ill.