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Complete Madison County, IL accident reports and news.


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

In Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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.

Where to find legal assistance after a Madison County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Madison County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Madison County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Madison County accident lawyer can do to help.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sat, 12/17/2016 Car Accident Rebecca Lin-Dawn Morgan, 20, killed and man injured in car collision on Illinois 255 in Collinsville, Illinois
Sat, 12/10/2016 Car Accident Maurkeysha D. Belk, 23, dies in single vehicle wreck on Interstate 255 in Pontoon Beach, Illinois
Sun, 03/15/2015 Train Accident Henry D. Bloodworth, 80, killed in pickup crash with Amtrak train in Alton, Illinois
Mon, 10/06/2014 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian Daniel Embrey, 16, killed and another teenager injured in hit-and-run accident in Granite City, Illinois
Wed, 09/03/2014 Bicycle Accident Richard Keith Thomas, 54, killed in hit-and-run crash with 1998 Buick in Granite City
Fri, 08/29/2014 Car Accident Alexis D'Amico, 16, killed and 16-year-old passenger injured in single-vehicle rollover accident in Corvette on Michael Road in Highland, Illinois
Tue, 07/29/2014 Car Accident 20 year old man killed in crash with hit and run semi truck on Interstate 70 near Troy on July 30.
Tue, 07/29/2014 Car Accident Jacob Dey, 20, killed in crash with semi trucks on Interstate 70 in Troy on July 30.
Fri, 06/13/2014 Car Accident Brittany Allred, 25, killed in single-vehicle rollover crash on North Liberty Road in Jarvis Township, Illinois
Tue, 06/03/2014 Pedestrian Accident Joe Merrifield, 69, killed in pedestrian accident on June 4 on Vandalia Street in Collinsville.
Sat, 05/24/2014 Train Accident Truck vs. train collision injured one person on May 25 in Madison County.
Wed, 05/14/2014 Car Accident Lori A. Vinyard, 51, killed and several injured in 3-vehicle accident on May 15 on Illinois 140.
Wed, 05/14/2014 Car Accident Woman killed in crash with semi truck on Highway 140 in Edwardsville on May 15.
Sun, 05/04/2014 Car Accident Marilyn S. Clasen, 50, killed in 3-car crash on May 5 in Edwardsville.
Sat, 03/08/2014 Car Accident Christina Martinez, 27, killed, after her car crashes into a ConAgra Grain Elevator in Alton, Oregon County.