Fatal Head-On Collision In St. Charles

Fatal Kane County Head-On Collision

There was a fatal accident in St. Charles Friday (November 28, 2014) afternoon, in which a driver is facing various charges including DUI.

According to the St. Charles Police Department, a preliminary investigation indicates that the accident happened at approximately 2:05 p.m., near the intersection of North 2nd Street and Timbers Trail.  At that time, a car traveling southbound on Second Street crossed over the center line and hit a northbound car head-on.

The driver heading northbound, identified as Susan Gorecki, 65, of St. Charles, was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, where she later died from accident injuries.

The driver of the southbound car, identified as Joshua E. Spudich, 23, St. Charles, was also taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of minor accident injuries.

An excerpt from the November 29, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man charged with DUI in fatal St. Charles accident“:

Spudich has been charged with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of driving under the influence of drugs, one count of driving while license revoked and one count of improper lane usage, police said.

For Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Accident

Additional details regarding this Kane County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the November 29 St. Charles Patch article titled “Update:  $1 Million Bail Set for St. Charles Man Charged in Fatal Crash.”

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Kane County Holiday Traffic Enforcement Efforts

Traffic Safety Enforcement Efforts In Kane County

Drinking and driving in Kane County over the holiday season is of concern, especially given the increasing prominence of “Black Wednesday,” the night before Thanksgiving.  This night has become one of the most popular drinking nights of the year.

Recently there have been announcements from Illinois authorities regarding increased traffic enforcement efforts over the Thanksgiving and 2014 holiday season.

As seen in the November 25, 2014 IDOT press release titled “IDOT, Illinois State Police, Local Law Enforcement Push to Keep Fatalities on Decline for 2014” (pdf):

“As a result of a drunk driver or someone choosing not to buckle up, families all over Illinois will not share the holidays with a loved one this year. We want to help prevent that from happening to another family,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Erica Borggren. “With strong enforcement efforts throughout the year and the upcoming holiday season, we hope to keep fatalities on the decline and save more lives in Illinois.”

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During the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday (6 p.m. Wednesday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday), seven people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in Illinois. Of the seven fatalities, three involved a drinking driver. Over the last five years in Illinois (2009-2013), 63 fatalities occurred in Illinois during the Thanksgiving holiday, 34 of which (54 percent) involved a drinking driver.

Illinois State Police are also reminding the motoring public that officers will focus on impaired, speeding, unrestrained and fatigued drivers and will enforce the traffic laws to ensure roads and motorists throughout Illinois are safe.

Various agencies in Kane County have also announced increased traffic safety enforcement efforts.  The November 26, 2014 Chicago Tribune TribLocal Tri-Cities article titled “Suburban police prepare for ‘Black Wednesday’ drinking crowds, traffic” discusses enforcement initiatives in Geneva, St. Charles, and Batavia.

An excerpt from this article:

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office will be working with city police departments to conduct their annual No-Refusal anti-DUI initiative, which begins Wednesday and goes into early Thanksgiving morning. The initiative makes prosecutors and a judge available to give out search warrants in order to get a DUI suspect to submit to a blood or breath test.

For Additional Information Concerning These Kane County Traffic Safety Issues

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the IDOT press release mentioned above as well as the TribLocal article.

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Girl Struck By Car In Aurora, Illinois

Kane County Vehicle Accident

There was an accident Monday (November 10, 2014) in Aurora, Illinois in which a 7-year-old girl was hit by a car, and her injuries left her in critical condition.

According to Aurora Police, the accident happened at approximately 3:05 p.m., when the girl, who was walking toward her house with her aunt, unexpectedly ran into the street and was struck by a car in the 1000 block of Plum Street.

The girl was initially taken to an Aurora hospital, and then airlifted to another hospital for treatment of head injuries.

An excerpt from the November 11, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “7-year-old Aurora girl in critical condition after being hit by car“:

The driver of the Honda Civic that struck the girl, Alfredo Rodriguez-Vega, 18, of the 2300 block of Buttercup Court, Aurora, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Police said there were no signs of alcohol, drugs, or that Rodriguez-Vega was on his phone when the crash occurred.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the November 11, 2014 CBS Chicago article titled “7-Year-Old Girl Struck By Car, Critically Injured In Aurora.”

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Kane County

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Bicyclist Injured In Aurora Hit & Run Accident

Bicycle Accident In Kane County

There was a hit & run bicycle accident Thursday evening (November 6, 2014) in Aurora, Illinois.

According to Aurora Police, this bicycle accident happened on Liberty Street, east of Farnsworth Avenue, at approximately 5:44 p.m.  At that time the bicycle was struck by a red pickup truck, which fled the accident scene.

According to police, the truck is said to be a full-size pickup truck.

An excerpt from the November 10, 2014 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Bicyclist in critical condition after Aurora hit-and-run accident“:

Following the crash, the victim was transported to an Aurora hospital with critical injuries, and airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Aurora Police Department traffic investigators at 630-256-5330.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Bicycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Aurora Beacon-News article mentioned above, as well as the November 10, 2014 TribLocal Aurora article titled “Cops:  Hit-run driver left bicyclist in critical condition.”

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Kane County

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.