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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.
Accident Reports by city
Most recent accident reports
One person was killed when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a pickup truck in Alton, Illinois, at around 9:30 Sunday morning. The controlled crossing includes gates, bells and warning lights. Witnesses reported seeing the truck driver go around the warning gates.
Authorities say Richard Thomas died of injuries from a crash where he was knocked off his bike and struck a car’s windshield before landing in the road. Authorities say Thomas didn’t have reflectors on his clothes or lights on his bike.
Alexis D'Amico, of Grantfork, a junior at Highland High School, was killed in a single-vehicle crash. She was driving the 1994 Chevrolet Corvette at a high rate of speed at about 7:30 p.m. Friday on Michael Road when it left the roadway and rolled before coming to a stop in a field.
Authorities are searching for a semi-truck after a deadly accident in the Metro East Wednesday morning.
The Illinois State Police are asking the public for help in finding a hit-and-run semi driver accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 70 near Troy.
Police are investigating the death of a woman from Cahokia after she crashed her vehicle Saturday afternoon.
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois – A Collinsville man died Wednesday night after being hit by a car.
Collinsville Police Lt. Todd Link said officers responded to a man hit in the 2000 block of Vandalia Street.
The ARCH helicopter was called to airlift a victim after a train collided with a truck in the Metro East early Sunday morning.
The collision happened at 201 East Chain of Rocks Road in Madison County around 5:00 a.m.
A multi-car accident involving a semi-truck has killed a woman and shut down all lanes of Illinois Highway 140, just north of Edwardsville.
The accident happened after 10 a.m. on Highway 140 between Highway 159 and St. James Drive with the truck ending on top of one of the cars.
A multi-vehicle accident on Illinois 140 Thursday resulted in one fatality and three people being transported to a hospital.
According to Holiday Shores Fire Chief Steve Cooper, the Holiday Shores Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Marilyn S. Clasen, 50, was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 6:57 a.m. Monday in the first block of Plum Street, officials said.