DUI Fatalities In Illinois And Kane County Statistics

DUI Arrests By Kane County Sheriff’s Department

Today, the Huffington Post featured an article by Reboot Illinois which discussed alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Illinois, as well as various statistics, including some from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM).

Two excerpts from the article:

While the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Illinois has decreased 37.8 percent between 2002 and 2012 — in large part because of increased awareness, tougher punishments and legislative action — drunk driving remains a serious problem in Illinois, though more severe in some parts of the state than others.

also:

Of all the people who died in Illinois motor vehicle crashes, 35 percent lost their lives in crashes involving a drunk driver, that is more than 350 deaths each year,” said Rita Kreslin, Executive Director of AAIM. “Departments that make more DUI arrests and who have effective DUI enforcement in their communities are saving lives by preventing impaired driving crashes and crash fatalities.”

The article lists the top eight Illinois sheriff’s departments with the most DUI arrests in 2013.  Kane County’s Sheriff’s Office was listed, with 60 arrests for its 85 officers, and a corresponding Arrest rate/officer of .78.

Additional Details Concerning This Kane County Drunk Driving Issue

Additional details can be seen in the Huffington Post article mentioned above.  As well, additional discussion and statistics regarding Kane County drunk driving accidents can be seen in the Kane County Drunk Driving Accidents page.

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Kane County

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Fatal Collision At Elgin Intersection

Fatal Car Collision At Summit And Spring Streets

There was a fatal car collision Tuesday morning (January 27, 2015) in Elgin, involving two cars.  A man, identified as Guillermo Zamora-Enriquez, 66, of Elgin, died from injuries sustained during this collision.

According to Elgin Police, the crash happened at approximately 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Summit and Spring Streets.

An excerpt from the January 27 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver killed after car crashes into Elgin home“:

A preliminary investigation revealed the car driven by Zamora-Enriquez was traveling east on Summit Street and failed to yield to a stop sign at the intersection. It was struck by a car traveling southbound on Spring Street, driven by a 36-year-old Elgin woman, police said.

After this car collision, the car driven by Guillermo Zamora-Enriquez drove into a home that is located in the 400 block of Spring Street.

Zamora-Enriquez was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, with considered to be life-threatening in nature.  He was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the other vehicle, as well as a passenger in Zamora-Enriquez’s car, were also hurt and treated at a hospital for injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Elgin Collision

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the January 27 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man dies of injuries from morning crash.”

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Kane County

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

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.

Car Strikes Pedestrian In Elgin

Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Elgin

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday evening (January 14, 2015) in Elgin.

The accident happened as two boys attempted to cross Route 20, just west of McLean Boulevard at approximately 6:13 p.m.  According to preliminary reports, one of the boys was struck by a car.  He may have been running across the street at the time of the accident.

The boy, 12 years old, was later pronounced dead, after being taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital.

The Elgin Police Department is continuing to investigate this pedestrian accident.  Those with information are asked to call 847-289-2661.

For Additional Information Concerning This Elgin Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 15, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Boy, 12, dies after being struck by car in Elgin” as well as the January 14 abc7chicago.com article titled “Boy, 12, dies after being hit by car on US-20 in Elgin.”

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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.

I-90 Crash Near Huntley Involving Multiple Vehicles

I-90 Multi-Vehicle Accident In Kane County 

There was a multi-car accident on I-90 near Huntley on Friday morning (January 9, 2015) which started when two semis “jackknifed.”  The Illinois State Police (ISP) says that at least ten vehicles were involved in the subsequent “chain reaction” accident.

The accident happened during “slick” road conditions caused by cold temperatures – in the single digits – and blowing snow.

According to the ISP, the accident happened at approximately 7:50 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Illinois Route 47.

An excerpt from the January 9, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Semis jackknife on icy road, causing chain reaction involving at least 10 cars“:

After the trucks jackknifed, “10 to 12 other accidents and incidents’’ happened, with motorists hitting walls, driving into ditches and spinning out, said Carlos.

No serious injuries were reported stemming from the accident.

For Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Chain-Reaction Crash

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Kane County accident can be seen in the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 9 Daily Herald article titled “Icy conditions cause morning I-90 backup.”

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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.