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I-74 accident results in traffic violation charges

This past Sunday afternoon, an accident occurred on the ramp from I-57 to I-74.  According to Illinois state police, the accident happened at around 4:50 P.M. when 37-year old Bloomington woman took the ramp from Interstate 57 north to Interstate 74 west.

The woman’s vehicle was seen hydroplaning across the lanes of the highway.  The driver of a semitrailer from Indianapolis had to swerve to avoid the woman’ vehicle and crashed into a wall along the roadway in the process.  The woman’s vehicle continued to spin out of control until hitting a median wall and then bouncing back into a bridge wall.

Both drivers were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment of unspecified injuries.  The driver from Bloomington may receive charges for reckless driving and improper lane usage.

If you or someone you know has been charged with reckless driving in Champaign, contact the Champaign reckless driving defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 to learn more about how we can help defend you against traffic violation charges.


Clerk charged with reckless driving in fatal accident

According to Illinois State Police, Lynwood Village clerk Roel Valle, 64, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless homicide and driving under the influence after being involved in a fatal car accident earlier this month.  The accident occurred on Highway 394 on February 4th when his vehicle struck another vehicle driven by 27-year old Angelina Jones.

Valle struck Jones’s car after somehow veering from the northbound lanes of the highway into oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes.  A passenger in Jonse’s vehicle, 32-year old Melikah Little, was killed in the accident.  Jones is also facing charges of driving under the influence for the accident.  Little’s family is pursing the charges against Valle.

If you have been accused of committing a traffic offense like reckless driving and would like to speak with an experienced defense attorney about how to best defend yourself against the charges, contact the Champaign reckless driving defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.

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