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Complete Sangamon County, IL accident reports and news.

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

In Sangamon 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 Sangamon 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 Sangamon 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 Sangamon 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.

Accident Reports by city

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Mon, 12/26/2016 Car Accident Three people injured in car collision with ambulance on North Dirksen in Springfield, Illinois
Mon, 12/26/2016 Car Accident Woman found injured nine hours after single-vehicle wreck on West Divernon Road in Divernon, Illinois
Tue, 12/13/2016 Car Accident Thomas Elmore, 67, killed in single-vehicle crash on Route 29 south of Route 123/124 in Sangamon County, Illinois
Tue, 12/13/2016 Bus Accident Injuries reported in crash between minivan and bus at Jefferson and 11th in Springfield, Illinois
Sun, 10/16/2016 Pedestrian Accident Larue Scheib, 32, dies when struck on Dirksen Parkway in Sangamon County, Illinois
Fri, 10/07/2016 Pedestrian Accident Alta Durning, 93, killed in pedestrian collision on Sangamon Avenue in Springfield, Illinois
Sat, 09/17/2016 Motorcycle Accident Nathan M. Gulley, 17, and Isaiah M. Tuppince, 16, killed in motorcycle collision at Ninth Street and South Grand Avenue in Springfield, Illinois
Wed, 08/10/2016 Truck Accident Talona Marten, 38, killed in crash of truck towing trailer on Interstate 55 in Sangamon County, Illinois
Sat, 05/14/2016 Car Accident One injured in two vehicle crash on Illinois Route 97 in Sangamon County, Illinois
Fri, 04/29/2016 Car Accident At least 1 injured in multi-vehicle head-on crash on MacArthur Boulevard in Springfield, Illinois
Sun, 09/20/2015 Truck Accident Tow Truck driver Jamal Horvath, 22, killed in pedestrian collision with semi truck on I-55 in Rochester, Illinois
Tue, 09/08/2015 Truck Accident Mary Oldfield, 69, killed in collision with 18-wheeler on Interstate 72 outside of Springfield, Illinois
Mon, 08/17/2015 Car Accident Boy, 10, critically injured in crash between lawn tractor and pickup at Mechanicsburg/Illiopolis Road and Mt. Auburn Road in Illiopolis, Illinois
Sat, 07/18/2015 Drunk Driving William Joseph Jones Jr., 28, and Roderick Pickett, 25, killed when car strikes tree on South 4th Street in Springfield, Illinois
Tue, 07/07/2015 Drunk Driving Cara Smith, 33, arrested for drunk driving after wrong-way crash into semi on I-55 in Sangamon County, Illinois
Mon, 06/29/2015 Motorcycle Accident William L. Minton, 45, dies when his motorcycle crashes at Veterans Parkway and J. David Jones Parkway in Springfield, Illinois
Thu, 06/04/2015 Drunk Driving Lindsey Sharp, 26, killed in pedestrian collision with alleged drunk driver Antoine Willis in Walmart parking lot on Sixth Street in Springfield, Illinois
Thu, 05/01/2014 Car Accident Alam Brumfield, 52, killed in car accident on May 3 on Thayer Road.
Mon, 04/14/2014 Car Accident Linda S. Watts, 55, Arthur L. Newman, 78, injured, transported to hospital, after their van collides with a car, driven by Mari Moore, 47, at the junction of Illinois 97 and 125 near Springfield.