CASEYVILLE, IL- Bnd.com reports that multiple people sustained injuries in a collision involving a bus and two other vehicles. The collision occurred on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the intersection of North 89thStreet and Sterling Place in Caseyville.
The bus belonged to Vintage Support Group Inc., which is basedout of Belleville. The organization works with individuals with developmental disabilities.
The bus rolled onto its side in the collision. The accident injured eight people. Emergency personnel transported the driver of one of the other vehicles to a hospital in St. Louis by airlift.
Motorcoach accidents occur about 1, 003 times every year. Per registered vehicle, buses have a higher risk of being involved in fatal accidents than do cars. When buses are involved in deadly crashes, the victims are most likely to be in another vehicle. The passengers and driver of the bus are less likely to be injured or killed in a collision between a bus and a smaller vehicle.
Illinois has been experiencing a higher rate of traffic accidents in recent years, and the number of traffic fatalities in the state has been rising as well. In 2017 and 2016, the death toll from traffic accidents in Illinois surpassed 1,000.
According to KelseaGurski from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), one of the major issues making Illinois roadways hazardous is distracted driving. However, it is difficult for law enforcement to officers to catch people who are distracted while behind the wheel. Thismakes it difficult to enforce the laws that are intended to prevent various forms of distracted driving, such as texting while driving.
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