Anytime someone gets behind the wheel of a car — no matter how long they’ve been driving – should abide by certain safety measures to ensure that everyone on the road is safe. Some of these safety measures, such as speed limits, seat belt rules and using a turn signal, are required by law. Others, while not required by law, such as listening to music at a reasonable volume, not speaking on your cell phone and not eating while driving, are all good ways to protect you and every other driver on the road. Any time these safety measures are not followed, the risk of being involved in an accident increase. If you are involved in an accident, due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages.
Less than a week after Thanksgiving, the Champaign County Coroner, Duane Northrup, identified Tori Lanter, 17 years-old, as the driver of a silver 2005 Scion that rolled over and crashed on Interstate 72 near Rising Road in Champaign, Illinois. Mr. Northrup said Ms. Lanter had been taken to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, where she was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m. Ms. Lanter was a senior at Monticello High School. The passenger in her vehicle, Isiah W. Hancock, 20 years-old, of Allerton, Illinois, was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.
According to state police, Ms. Lanter was driving east on I-72 when her car left the highway and hit the guardrail at the Rising Road overpass just after 3:30 p.m. Her car then crossed the center median and westbound lanes, smashed into the guardrail on the north shoulder of westbound I-72, then rolled over multiple times, ejecting the passenger and partially ejecting Ms. Lanter.
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