Fatal Collision Between Car And Semi In Aurora

Fatal Kane County Car Accident

There was a fatal car crash Tuesday afternoon (March 24, 2015) in Aurora that led to the death of a man and injured his female passenger.

The accident happened at the intersection of Eola Road and Diehl Road at approximately 1:20 p.m.

According to preliminary information, the accident happened as a car that was driving westbound on Diehl Road “ran” the red light at the intersection.  This car then collided with a semi truck that was northbound on Eola.  In turn, the truck hit another vehicle.

The car that “ran” the red light was driven by Carlos Villegas, 89, of Carpentersville.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to an Aurora hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The passenger in the car, Villegas’ 87-year-old wife, Dorothy, suffered injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  She was also taken to an Aurora hospital.

The truck driver and occupant of the car that was hit by the truck both refused medical treatment at the accident scene.

This fatal collision remains under investigation.

Additional Details Concerning This Kane County Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Aurora crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 24, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “1 dead in Aurora crash” as well as the March 24 Chicago Tribune article titled “Carpentersville man killed in Aurora 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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

Fatal Single-Car Crash In St. Charles

Fatal Kane County Car Accident

There was a fatal car accident Sunday afternoon (March 22, 2015) in St. Charles.  As a result of the accident, Marianne Hinger, 86, of St. Charles, died.

According to St. Charles Police, the accident happened at approximately 4:25 p.m., as Marianne Hinger was driving in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco on North Kirk Road.  After she stopped at a stop sign to allow pedestrians to pass, for a currently unknown reason her car, a 2005 Honda CR-V accelerated, swerved to the right and passed over a median, then struck a tree head-on.

Hinger was unresponsive when paramedics arrived.  She was taken to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, where the Kane County Coroner’s Office declared her dead at 5:03 p.m.

Additional Information Concerning This Kane County Accident

Additional information and possible updates concerning this Kane County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 23, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Elderly woman dies after head-on crash in St. Charles” as well as the March 23 Kane County Chronicle article titled “St. Charles woman dies in parking lot 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Safety Enforcement Efforts

Drunk Driving Accidents In Kane County

Drunk driving accidents in Kane County, as well as throughout Illinois, remain a cause for concern.  The topic is further discussed in the Kane County Drunk Driving Accidents page.

Many drunk driving accidents occur during and around major holiday weekends.  As such, enforcement efforts are often targeted around these dates.

On March 12, 2015, the Illinois Department of Transportation issued a news release titled “IDOT, Illinois State Police, Local Law Enforcement:  Luck Alone Will Not Get You Home on St. Patricks’s Day.” (pdf)

An excerpt:

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois State Police (ISP) are partnering with nearly 200 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state this weekend and through St. Patrick’s Day to  encourage everyone celebrating to act responsibly and designate a sober driver. No amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Everyone must do their part to help keep roads safe this St. Patrick’s Day. The message is simple – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Here are the unlucky statistics:

  • In the last ten years (2005-2014), 30 people lost their lives in motor-vehicle crashes on March 17 (12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m.). Eleven of those deaths involved a driver who had been drinking.
  • When celebrations fall on the weekend directly before or afterMarch 17, typically there are more St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and potentially more impaired drivers on the roads. Last year in Illinois, March 17 occurred on a Monday, with the majority of St. Patrick’s Day activities happening between Friday, March 14, and the early-morning hours of Tuesday, March 18. During that timeframe, four people died in motor vehicle crashes, with one of those deaths involving an impaired driver.

Additional Details Regarding St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement Efforts

Additional details, including safety tips for those hosting and attending parties, can be seen in the IDOT news release mentioned above.

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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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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

Fatal Crash Involving Aurora Central Catholic High School Students

Fatal Collision In Dense Fog Conditions

There was a fatal crash Tuesday night (March 10, 2015) that led to the deaths of two 16-year-old Aurora Central Catholic High School students.  The crash, which happened in Rochelle, happened in heavy fog conditions, and involved a SUV colliding with a semi truck.

Details regarding the accident and accident injuries are somewhat limited at this time.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened before 6:00 p.m. near Route 38 and Dement Road.  The SUV was traveling west on Route 38, and failed to stop at a stop light that was red.  It then crashed into a semi truck that was attempting to turn left onto Route 38.  The SUV was wedged beneath the semi’s trailer.

Five people were in the SUV.  One of the passengers, Seth Egger, 16, of Montgomery, who was a passenger riding in the front seat, was declared dead at the accident scene.  A 16-year-old girl, who was in the second row of the SUV, was pronounced dead after being taken to Rochelle Hospital.

The 17-year-old driver of the SUV was taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford.  According to police everyone in the SUV was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 11, 2015 The Aurora Beacon-News (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Two Aurora Central students killed in car accident” as well as the March 11 Oswego Patch article titled “Two Aurora Central Catholic Students, One From Montgomery, Killed in Car 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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

Car Hits Utility Pole In Fatal Aurora Car Crash

Fatal Car Accident In Kane County

There was a fatal Kane County car accident early Saturday morning (March 7, 2015) in Aurora.

The fatal accident happened at approximately 2:20 a.m., as a Chevrolet Malibu was heading south on Farnsworth Avenue.  For reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the car and hit a utility pole on Grove Street.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of March 7, 2015, titled “Chicago woman killed, 4 others injured in Aurora crash“, quoting Aurora city spokesman Dan Ferrelli:

Witnesses said the woman was speeding, and police found open alcohol in the car, Ferrelli said.

The driver, identified as Porce T. Robinson, 21, of Chicago, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

There were four women passengers in the car.  Two of the four were ejected from the vehicle during the accident.   All four were hurt during the accident and taken to hospitals for treatment of accident injuries.

Additional Information Concerning This Kane County Fatal Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Aurora accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the March 7 Naperville Patch article titled “1 Killed, 4 Injured When Car Hits Utility Pole In Aurora.”

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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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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

Drunk Driving In Kane County, Illinois

Drinking While Driving In Illinois And Kane County

Accidents caused by intoxicated motorists (DUI) continues to be a problematical issue in Illinois as well as nationally.  According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) 2013 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics (pdf) report, of the 895 fatal crashes in Illinois in 2013, 33.2% involved alcohol.  Of course, there were additional non-fatal crashes involving drivers who were intoxicated.

Drunk driving accidents in Kane County are broadly discussed in the Kane County Drunk Driving Accidents page, and specific accidents involving DUI charges are seen in the DUI category.

The reasons and contributing factors for these alcohol-related accidents are many.  There have been various steps taken to try to reduce drinking while driving, including increased enforcement efforts.

However, there remain reasons for concern over the way in which Illinois drunk drivers are handled and processed.  On February 28, 2015 the Chicago Tribune published an article titled “DUI paperwork mistakes allow thousands of drivers back on Illinois roads.”

An excerpt from the article:

Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers avoid mandatory license suspensions and stay on the roads, a Tribune investigation has found.

In addition to discussing the issue, the article also provides various statistics regarding the problem.

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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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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