Easter is a time of spiritual rebirth and renewal for many people across Illinois. Some folks celebrate by attending Easter Sunday worship services, while others gather with family and friends for Easter egg hunts and fellowship.
But we are urging you to stay safe as you drive around the state this weekend.
Since many people only attend services on Easter (and perhaps Christmas), there will be heavier-than-usual traffic around churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship. That means that the odds of collisions between cars on the roads will increase, as will the chances of auto-pedestrian accidents in parking lots of places that are hosting Easter services. (Plus, with many churches holding sunrise services, the volume of vehicles on the roads in early morning darkness will be greater – thus raising the probability of accidents even more.)
Also, be extra cautious around parks or community centers which may be hosting Easter egg hunts for children. In addition to more people congregating in a given area, the presence of children (who tend to scamper into traffic without looking) means that you should be extra-vigilant when driving in these areas.
As always, if you or someone you love are injured in an auto accident, seek medical attention at once and contact a qualified auto accident attorney as soon as you can.
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