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Complete Champaign County, IL accident reports and news.


Accidents in Champaign County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Champaign County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Champaign County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Champaign County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Champaign County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sat, 01/14/2017 Car Accident Janice Sergey, 55, injured in car crash on Interstate 57 in Champaign County, Illinois
Sun, 01/01/2017 Car Accident Ladonna J. Brady, 45, killed in head-on car collision with driver Esteban Tomas, 33, on Interstate 74 in Urbana, Illinois
Tue, 12/06/2016 Car Accident Ricky Voudrie, 57, and Scott Quattrone, 53, die in head-on wreck on US Route 45 in Champaign County, Illinois
Sun, 12/04/2016 Car Accident Robert Mikolajewski, 26, killed in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 in Champaign, Illinois
Wed, 11/30/2016 Car Accident Five people injured in multi-car hit-and-run collision on Interstate 74 in Urbana, Illinois
Mon, 07/11/2016 Motorcycle Accident Stephen Saad, 61, killed and Chad Berry, 31, charged in motorcycle collision at White and State in Champaign, Illinois
Sun, 05/15/2016 Car Accident Justin B. Unzicker, 17, killed in single-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 47 near Mahomet, Illinois
Thu, 04/28/2016 Bus Accident Four students and two adults injured in crash between bus and car on Cedar Road in Homer, Illinois
Thu, 03/03/2016 Car Accident Jennifer K. Rothermel, 45, dies in pickup crash on Illinois 49 south of Homer, Illinois
Thu, 01/28/2016 Truck Accident Tractor trailer hauling hogs overturns on Interstate 74 near Urbana, Illinois
Thu, 01/07/2016 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Charles Roberts, 26, killed in hit-and-run collision on Olympian Drive in Champaign, Illinois - police seeking public's help
Thu, 10/29/2015 Car Accident Murtuza S. Rajkotwala, 43, killed and several injured in rollover van crash on I-57 near Champaign, Illinois
Fri, 10/23/2015 Car Accident Brett H. Lerner, 21, dies in two-vehicle collision on Route 47 near Fisher, Illinois
Tue, 10/06/2015 Car Accident 26-year-old man injured in 7-vehicle after being thrown from vehicle on Interstate 74 near Champaign, Illinois
Fri, 09/11/2015 Pedestrian Accident Tyrone Harris, 43, killed in pedestrian collision on North Cunningham Avenue in Urbana, Illinois
Fri, 08/28/2015 Car Accident Misty Lynn Vandenburgh, 29, killed, and three people injured in single-car crash on I-57 in Champaign County, Illinois
Fri, 06/20/2014 Car Accident Eric L. Lowery, 34, killed in crash with alleged DUI driver Brent McCullough, 36, on June 21 on Interstate 57 in Pesotum.
Thu, 05/15/2014 Car Accident Paul Davidson III, 30, killed in motorcycle crash just prior to graduation
Wed, 04/23/2014 Train Accident 42-year-old man killed, after an Amtrak train collides with his fertilizer truck at a crossing near Savoy. No one on the train was seriously injured.
Sat, 04/19/2014 Car Accident Scott Doxtater, 33, Dorothy Doxtater, 62, killed, Otis Doxtater, Xiang Cheng, 19, Yuhan Zhang 22, seriously injured, all transported to hospitals, after a SUV and car collide near the intersection of Illinois 49 and Homer Lake Road in Homer.