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Car accident on Illinois 128 injures 3 people

Many of us like to drive fast, but the fact is that it's not safe. Speed is a major cause of accidents and these accidents can cause serious injury. A recent accident on Illinois 128 was caused by a failure to reduce speed, according to police.

The car accident occurred on the evening of Sept. 27. Both vehicles were traveling southbound when the car driven by a 47-year-old Shelbyville man rear-ended the other. The car was driven by a 62-year-old woman from Olney. Her passenger, a 55-year-old man, was also from Olney.

The impact caused the woman's car to go off the road and overturn. All three people suffered injuries and received medical treatment at St. Mary's Hospital. They were all wearing seatbelts. The man received a citation for causing an accident by excessive speed.

It's always important to follow the rules of the road. Even if the woman's car was going slow, the man should have slowed down and given himself enough room to stop. If he didn't want to slow down, then he should have found an opportunity to go around her instead of causing an accident. This story proves that following too closely is never a good idea.

If you are injured in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, you have a right to collect compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other expenses. In many cases, there may be more than one person or entity responsible for the accident, meaning that a personal injury lawsuit may be filed against more than one person.

Herald-Review, "Three injured in two-car crash near Dalton City" No author given, Sep. 29, 2013

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