Pedestrian Accident Near Sugar Grove Injures Two Men

Kane County Pedestrian Accident

There was a pedestrian accident early Sunday morning (May 22, 2016) on Route 47 near Sugar Grove in which two men were struck by a car.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened as two men had just left a gas station at Jericho Road and Route 47, and were attempting to cross the highway at appoximately 12:25 a.m.  At that time, they were struck by a car (a 2016 Chevrolet Spark) driving southbound on Route 47.

One of the two men struck was identified as David Anderson, 43, of Bristol, Illinois.  He was airlifted to  Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.

The other man was identified as Curtis Lippold, 26, of Aurora.  He was taken via ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Aurora before being flown by helicopter to Good Samaritan.

According to a Good Samaritan Hospital spokesperson, both men were in serious condition as of 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Frank Tofteland, 22, of Yorkville.  He was not injured during the collision.

No charges have been filed regarding the accident.  The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) continues to investigate the accident.

An excerpt from the May 22, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrians injured when struck by car near Sugar Grove“:

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by Montgomery, Yorkville, and Sugar Grove police, the Kane County Office of Emergency Management, and Sugar Grove Fire Department.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details regarding this Kane County pedestrian crash can be seen in the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the May 22 Batavia Patch article titled “Two Airlifted After Being Hit By Car While Crossing Highway in Rural Kane County.”

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Motorcycle Accident In Hampshire Township Leads To Death Of Rider

Kane County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (May 21, 2016) in Hampshire Township, which is in Kane County.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 3:57 p.m., as a group of motorcycle riders were traveling northbound on Brier Hill Road, south of Berner Road.

At that time, as the motorcyclists came upon a curve in the road, two of the motorcyclists, riding 2003 Harley-Davidson and 2013 Harley-Davidson bikes, failed to properly negotiate the curve and their motorcycles left the east part of the road.

Both riders were taken to Presence Saint Joseph hospital in Elgin for treatment of their accident injuries.

One of the riders, identified as John Peneschi, of Streamwood, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another rider, identified as Vince Cincinello, 27, of Bloomingdale, was treated for unspecified injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the May 22, 2016 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Hampshire Township“:

Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Hampshire Police, the Kane County Office of Emergency Management, Burlington and Pingree Grove Fire and EMS. The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) responded and was investigating.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. Speed may be a contributing factor in the crash.

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 Patch article mentioned above as well as the May 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle crash near Hampshire.”

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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 capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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Fatal Accident Involving Kane County Department Of Transportation Worker 

Kane County Fatal Accident

There was a fatal accident Thursday morning (May 19, 2016) in Blackberry Township in Kane County.  The accident led to the death of a Kane County Department of Transportation (KDOT) worker.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened after a KDOT truck had stopped to fill a pothole on Harter Road, just north of Lasher Road, at approximately 10:40 a.m.  At that time, a 1999 Ford F250 that was traveling northbound and was behind the KDOT truck struck the KDOT truck and a KDOT worker who had exited the vehicle.

The KDOT employee who was struck was identified as Steven W. Chidester, 44, of Cortland.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

Both the driver of the Ford F250 as well as another KDOT worker who remained in the truck were treated at the accident scene for minor injuries.

No charges relating to this fatal crash have been filed.  The crash investigation is continuing.

Additional Details Concerning This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details regarding this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 20, 2016 Batavia Patch article titled “Kane Co. Worker Struck By Truck, Killed While Filling Pothole” as well as the May 19 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Kane County road worker dies in crash.”

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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 capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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.

Aurora Intersection Scrutinized Following Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Safety Questions Arise Following Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

On March 11, 2016, there was a pedestrian accident in Aurora which led to the death of George Edwards.  That fatal accident was summarized in the post of March 12 titled “Man Dies Following Aurora Pedestrian Accident.”  It should be noted that at the time of the accident, the George Edwards was attempting to cross the street in the crosswalk.

The Aurora Beacon-News has published an article on April 30 (“Fatal accident puts spotlight on Aurora intersection“) concerning the scene of that accident, Farnsworth Avenue at Marshall Boulevard.  As explained in the article, and seen in a picture of the Farnsworth Avenue at Marshall Boulevard intersection, although there is a crosswalk across Farnsworth, there is no traffic control device there, such as a stop sign or stop light.

Three excerpts from the Aurora Beacon-News article:

Over the past five years, three people crossing the intersection have been hit by cars or trucks. One of those people lived, albeit with serious head trauma, while the other two died, according to records obtained by The Beacon-News.

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The city has decided to trigger a traffic study of the intersection, according to information provided by police and city spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

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The study will center on the intersection of Farnsworth and Marshall, Ferrelli said in an email.

“The collection of traffic volumes and crash data, along (with) examining past traffic-related information, will help to identify if a traffic signal is warranted at the intersection that could reduce the number of crashes and/or improve safety,” Ferrelli said.

The article also gives a summary of the three aforementioned pedestrian accidents, as well as other accidents that have occurred.

Additional Details Concerning This Kane County Traffic Safety Issue

Additional details regarding this traffic safety issue can be seen in the Aurora Beacon-News article mentioned above.

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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 capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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.