Fatal Route 62 Accident In Algonquin Involving “Head-On” Collision

Fatal Vehicle Accident 

There was a fatal three-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon (August 13, 2017) on Route 62 in Algonquin.  Two women from Algonquin died.

The crash involved a “head-on collision” between two vehicles.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Daily Herald article of August 13, 2017, titled “Two women killed in Algonquin crash“:

A car was heading east at 3:12 p.m. when it crossed the centerline and hit two oncoming vehicles, according to a news release from Algonquin police. The collision occurred on the 900 block of East Algonquin Road between Sandbloom Road and Longwood Drive.

According to the McHenry County Coroner, one driver, later identified as Louise J. Schreiner, 78, whose westbound car was involved in the “head-on collision” was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The driver of the eastbound vehicle, later identified as Elizabeth A. Jay, 58, of Algonquin, was pronounced dead after being taken to Centegra Hospital in Huntley.

The driver of the third vehicle involved in the crash was taken to a hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, Algonquin Police Department and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the August 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Two women killed in Algonquin crash.”

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Fatal August 7 Geneva Motorcycle Crash On State Street

Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Monday morning (August 7, 2017) in Geneva.

According to information provided by the City of Geneva (in an August 7, 2017 media release titled “Batavia Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident“) the crash happened at 12:05 a.m. as the rider was traveling eastbound on State Street.  At that time the 2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard motorcycle left the roadway, struck a light pole and hit two trees in the 1300 block of West State Street.  At the time of the crash the motorcyclist was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  He was identified as John Akin, 45, of Batavia.

The crash investigation is being conducted by the Geneva Police Department.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the City of Geneva media release mentioned above as well as the August 7 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Batavia man dies in motorcycle accident.”

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Batavia Debate Regarding Use Of Beacons At Crosswalks

Various pedestrian accidents that occur in Kane County have been summarized in the “Pedestrian Accident” category. Various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including various medical and legal issues – are further discussed on the “Kane County, Illinois Pedestrian Accidents And Injuries” page.

Pedestrian accidents are of significant concern due to the increasing number of such accidents, as well as the extent of injuries – many fatal – that typically occur when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian.

One of the more recent safety measures enacted at certain crosswalks is the addition of flashing “beacons.”  These are supposed to further highlight the crosswalk and in many cases can be activated by the pedestrian.

Some believe that flashing beacons – and perhaps crosswalks for that matter – may provide pedestrians a “false sense of security.”  This issue has been raised in a recent debate in Batavia regarding three “flashing light” beacon crosswalks along Batavia Avenue (Route 31) at the McKee, Union and Morton cross streets.  The debate is further discussed in the July 19, 2017 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Batavia weighs Route 31 pedestrian crosswalk safety” as well as the June 19 Batavia Patch article titled “City Looks At Ditching Pedestrian Crosswalk Signals Along Route 31.”

An excerpt from the Kane County Chronicle article:

The rapid-flashing, yellow-light, pedestrian-activated beacons were installed nearly two years ago across the four-lane Batavia Avenue (Route 31) at McKee, Union and Morton streets.

The McKee street crossing is of greatest concern. There have been at least three minor accidents and several near-misses reported.

“The installation of flashing beacons at this crossing does not appear to have improved driver awareness or the overall safety of the crossing,” Public Works Director Gary Holm said. “There is a false sense of security that those lights are giving pedestrians.”

The article also discusses that some people believe the crosswalks with the beacons are a safety benefit, while others believe that they are not beneficial and should be removed.

Additional details regarding this pedestrian safety issue can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Serious Injuries Resulting From Aurora Bicycle Accident

Kane County Bicycle Accident 

There was a bicycle accident Wednesday (July 12, 2017) in Aurora.  As a result of the accident, the bicyclist had a serious head injury.

An excerpt from the Beacon-News article of July 14, 2017, titled “Bicyclist suffers severe injury in Aurora crash“:

The bicyclist was crossing West Galena Boulevard near South Glenwood Place at about 11:06 p.m. Wednesday in an area where the posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour, according to a police report.

The driver of the vehicle, an Aurora man, told police he’d been westbound on Galena in the south lane about 75 feet west of Glenwood when the bicycle entered the roadway from the north. The driver said he attempted to swerve to avoid the bicycle, but couldn’t react quickly enough, according to police reports. The front of his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado struck the left side of the bicycle, knocking the rider off and onto the roadway.

The bicyclist was identified only as being from Montgomery.

As a result of the collision, the bicyclist suffered what was described as a severe head injury.  The bicyclist was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, and then later taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of accident injuries.

The driver was not injured.  Initially no traffic citations were issued.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Bicycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this bike accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Beacon-News article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Traffic Accident In Batavia Leads To Death of Driver

Fatal Kane County Traffic Accident

There was a fatal traffic accident Sunday (July 9, 2017) in Batavia.

According to Batavia Police, the collision happened at approximately 8:41 a.m., at Randall Road and McKee Street.   At that time, a Jeep Wrangler that was heading northbound on Randall Road struck a Buick LaCrosse in the intersection.

The Buick had been westbound on McKee Street and was turning south onto Randall Road at the time of the crash.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the July 10, 2017 Beacon-News article titled “Police investigating crash that killed Batavia man“:

Police said eastbound and westbound traffic had green arrows for turning left onto Randall Road, and the Jeep failed to stop for a red light, according to their initial investigation.

The driver of the Buick had to be extricated from the SUV.  He was taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, where he was pronounced dead.  He was identified as Terry W. Starck, 57, of Batavia.

The driver of the Jeep was also taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be “minor injuries.”

This fatal traffic accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Concerning This Fatal Kane County Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Beacon-News article mentioned above as well as the July 11 Batavia Patch article titled “Authorities ID Man Killed In Randall Road Crash.”

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Batavia Three-Vehicle Accident Involving Rollover Injures Three People

Kane County Rollover Accident

There was a rollover accident involving three vehicles Sunday afternoon (June 18, 2017) in Batavia.  Three people were injured and hospitalized as a result of the crash.

According to information provided by the Batavia Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 2:40 p.m., near North Randall Road and West Wilson Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 19, 2017 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Rollover crash in Batavia involves three vehicles“:

One vehicle rolled over after going off the roadway, and the driver, who had to be extricated, was airlifted by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove as a precaution because of the amount of time needed to be freed from the vehicle, the release stated. The other two injured persons were taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, according to the release, which noted that none of the injuries to the three appeared to be life-threatening.

The injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Kane County Chronicle article mentioned above, as well as the June 19 Batavia Patch article titled “3 Injured in Rollover Crash in Batavia.”

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Carpentersville, Illinois

Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Monday morning (May 21, 2017) in Carpentersville.  A 2-year-old boy died as a result of the accident.

Details on the accident – especially its causes – appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

According to Carpentersville Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:43 a.m., in the 1000 block of Deer Creek Drive.  An excerpt from the May 22, 2017 Huntley Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Toddler Killed in Carpentersville Crash“:

Residents living in a Carpentersville subdivision where a toddler was struck and killed say the 2-year-old boy’s mother, who is eight months pregnant, was dropping the boy off at his grandma’s house when a pickup truck hit the child, according to media reports. The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the boy as Levi Cruz of Carpentersville. There was no driver in the truck when it rolled down the street and hit the young boy, ABC 7 Chicago reports.

After striking the boy, the pickup truck continued to roll and ended up in a retention pond.

Levi Cruz was administered first aid by first responders, and was later pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

This accident investigation is being conducted by the Carpentersville Police Department, the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Huntley Patch article mentioned above as well as the May 22 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in Carpentersville.”

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

 

Fatal Two-Car Collision In Unincorporated Hampshire Township

Fatal Two-Car Collision In Kane County

There was a fatal two-car collision Thursday night (May 4, 2017) in unincorporated Hampshire Township.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 5, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Hampshire High student killed in crash; distracted driving a possible cause“:

The crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. along Dietrich Road between Route 20 and Brier Hill Road. A 2005 Toyota Corolla traveling east on Dietrich Road was about to go over the crest of a hill when it crossed the centerline and went partially into the westbound lane, striking a 2005 Ford sport utility vehicle, authorities said.

The accident was a rollover accident in which both vehicles rolled over.

At the time of the crash, there were two teenagers in the Toyota and four in the Ford SUV.  All occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.

All of the occupants in both vehicles were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Brianna Soto, 17, of Pingree Grove, was pronounced dead at Centegra Hospital in Huntley.  An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen.

The five other occupants in the Toyota and Ford were treated for injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature and were released from the hospitals.

Two excerpts from the May 6 The Courier-News article (with remembrances) titled “Hampshire High student killed, 5 injured in crash“:

No tickets have been issued as the crash remains under investigation, but deputies believe distracted driving may have played a role. In a separate interview, Kane County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Gengler said officials know Soto was on her phone and believe it played a role in the crash.

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Gengler said the stretch of road is particularly dangerous because of its hilly nature. It is often referred to as a “roller coaster road,” he said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily Herald and The Courier-News article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

 

Collision Involving Motorcycle And SUV In Aurora, Illinois

Kane County Motorcycle Accident

There was a collision involving a motorcycle and SUV early this morning (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) in Aurora.

According to the City of Aurora, the motorcycle and an SUV collided near Ogden Avenue and South Commons Drive at approximately 5:40 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the Daily Herald article of April 25, 2017, titled “Yorkville man in critical condition after Aurora crash“:

Police said the woman, Melissa Centazzo, 57, of the 1500 block of Tara Bella Parkway, was driving east on Ogden Avenue in a 2016 Honda CRV about 5:40 a.m. when she tried to turn north on Commons and collided with a westbound motorcycle that apparently didn’t have operating headlights. The force of the crash caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike and the SUV to flip on its roof.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 55-year-old Yorkville man, was critically injured and taken to an Aurora hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was then flown to another hospital.  At the time of the accident, he was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Melissa Centazzo declined medical treatment.  Another excerpt from the Daily Herald article mentioned above:

Centazzo was cited for failure to yield while turning left. There were no signs of alcohol or drug use at the scene, police said.

As seen in a crash scene photo, the SUV rolled over onto its roof during the course of the accident.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 25, 2017 abc7chicago.com article (with accident scene photo) titled “Motorcycle driver critically hurt in Aurora crash with SUV,” the April 25 Naperville Patch article titled “Motorcycle v. SUV Crash Leaves Male In Critical Condition,” and the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Batavia Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Rider

Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday evening (April 15, 2017) in Batavia.

According to information provided by the Batavia Police Department, police officers went to the accident scene at approximately 5:25 p.m.  The crash happened in the 1200 block of Wind Energy Pass, and involved a motorcycle with a passenger and another vehicle.

The cause of this fatal motorcycle crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

The rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  The passenger, identified only as female, was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was listed in critical condition.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 16, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man killed, woman injured in Batavia motorcycle crash” as well as the April 16 Batavia Patch article titled “Crash Victim Initially Believed Dead is Still Alive:  Police.”

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.