Car crashes increased in 2021. On Urbana roads, pedestrians are most at risk

A street and University of Illinois campus buildings at night. Red lines show where car tail lights passed by.

URBANA — In 2021, more than 1,300 people died in car crashes in Illinois. That’s the highest number since 2005. The roadside assistance group AAA is encouraging drivers to adopt safer behaviors in the new year. “When we call a crash an accident, it implies that these tragedies are beyond human influence, and that is […]