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Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois
Peoria is a city in and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois. It the largest city on the Illinois River. Established in 1691, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 115,007.
Bloomington is the county seat of McLean County. It is adjacent to Normal, and is the more populous of the two principal municipalities of the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area. The 2010 census showed the city had a population of 76,610, making it the 12th most populated city in Illinois, and the fifth-most populous city in the state outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Combined with Normal, the twin cities have a population of roughly 130,000.
Links to recent accidents in the Peoria and Bloomington area
Here is information on the most recent accidents in region:
- Peoria and Bloomington car accidents;
- Peoria and Bloomington motorcycle accidents;
- Peoria and Bloomington aircraft accidents;
- Peoria and Bloomington bicycle accidents;
- Peoria and Bloomington pedestrian accidents;
- Peoria and Bloomington commercial truck accidents.
The Peoria area is served by three Interstate highways: Interstate 74, which runs from northwest to southeast through the downtown area, Interstate 474, a southern bypass of I-74 through portions of Peoria and the suburbs of Bartonville and Creve Coeur, and Interstate 155, which runs south from I-74 in Morton to Interstate 55 in Lincoln which connects to Springfield and St. Louis. I-74 crosses over the Illinois River via the Murray Baker Bridge, while I-474 crosses via the Shade-Lohmann Bridge. The nearest metropolitan centers accessible on I-74 are the Quad Cities to the west, and Bloomington-Normal to the east.
Interstates 39, 55 and 74 intersect at Bloomington, making the city a substantial transportation hub. US highways 51 and 150 and Illinois state route 9 also run through Bloomington. The legendary highway U.S. Route 66 once ran directly through the city's downtown and later on a bypass to the east. The Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System operates Bloomington-Normal's internal bus system, and several intercity bus lines operate north-south and east-west service through the city.
Bloomington is serviced by passenger rail, bus service, and several airlines.
Information on the major hospitals in Peoria and Bloomington:
- OSF Saint Francis Medical Center - Peoria;
- Peoria Hospital;
- Kindred Hospital Peoria;
- OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center - Bloomington;
- BroMenn Medical Center - Bloomington.
When someone is injured in an accident in Peoria or Bloomington, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. When an accident or injury is serious, people need legal assistance.
Where to find legal assistance after a Peoria or Bloomington injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Peoria - Bloomington 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 Peoria - Bloomington 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 Peoria - Bloomington accident attorney can do to help.