A two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 27, at Iroquois County, Illinois, left an unidentified man dead. In their accident reports, deputies said that a man, Christopher Benz, caused the collision by failing to stop at a red light.
The crash happened on County Road 1900 N and 500 E Road. Benz was heading south on 500 E Road when he struck a vehicle traveling west on 1900 N.
The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office said that the male driver of the car died at Riverside Hospital. His name remains withheld pending when his family can be notified of the accident. Officers from the sheriff’s office were assisted by men from Gilman firefighters while responding to the crash.
Meanwhile, Benz went to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The police cited him for failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision and disregarding a stop sign.
There are many reports of accidents caused by drivers being negligent of road traffic laws and disobeying traffic lights. These crashes would never have occurred if these drivers paid more attention and respected traffic rules.
Hence, all motorists must ensure that they are safety conscious, avoid driving at excessive speeds, and obey traffic lights. Patrol officers are always on the lookout for drivers who disobey road regulations and drive dangerously.
According to accident reports, many drivers that fail to stop at stop signs do so because they are in a hurry to get to their destinations. To avoid such, they must prepare well enough and leave their homes early to prevent panic driving, which can lead to collisions.
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