Fatal Elgin Collision At at East Chicago Street and Poplar Creek Drive

Fatal Kane County Collision

There was a Elgin fatal collision Tuesday (December 18, 2018) evening.  The collision was a “head-on collision” which led to the death of a motorist at the accident scene.

An excerpt regarding this Elgin fatal collision from the December 19, 2018 Huntley Patch article titled “Woman Killed, Man Critically Injured In Elgin Crash“:

A Elgin woman is dead and a Streamwood man is in critical condition following a three-vehicle crash in Elgin Tuesday evening, authorities said. The collision occurred at East Chicago Street and Poplar Creek Drive at about 6:29 p.m. A preliminary investigation shows a 2012 Volvo S60 crossed the centerline and collided head on with a 2013 Chevrolet Express van, according to an Elgin Police Department Facebook post.

After this initial crash, the van then collided with a 2011 Kia Soul.  The driver of the Soul wasn’t injured.

The Elgin woman was a passenger in the Volvo.  She died at the accident scene.  The driver of the Volvo, identified as a 41-year-old man, was critically injured and taken to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet van, identified as a 32-year-old man from Elgin, was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Elgin Police Department.  Those with information regarding this Elgin fatal collision are asked to contact the Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 847-289-2661.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Elgin Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Elgin collision can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the December 19 Daily Herald article titled “Woman killed, man critically injured in Elgin crash.” 

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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.

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Drunk Driver Allegedly Caused Fatal Burr Road Crash

Kane County DUI Crash

Drunk driver crashes continue to be a traffic safety issue.  Often, the impairment of the drunk driver leads to a loss of vehicle control, which in turn leads to a crash.  This loss of control is more likely to happen if the vehicle is traveling at excessive speed.

In the October 6, 2017 post (“Fatal Car Crash On Burr Road Near St. Charles, Illinois“) a fatal car crash was discussed.  Recently, additional information concerning this crash has been made public, and the crash allegedly involved a drunk driver.

The accident and subsequent charges is discussed in the Kane County Connects article of December 11, 2018 titled “Geneva Man Pleads Guilty in 2017 DUI Crash That Killed Nicholas Hanson.”  Two excerpts:

Twenty-year-old Raphael P. Peruzza pleaded guilty on Dec. 6 to the offense of aggravated DUI causing death, Class 2 felony.

also:

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Lori Anderson stated in court that at about 2:20 a.m. Oct. 6, 2017, Peruzza was driving a black Jeep southbound on Burr Road in unincorporated St. Charles Township. Nicholas Hanson was riding in the front passenger seat.

The jeep was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, went airborne and crashed into a group of trees. Peruzza got out of the car, as the car began to burn, leaving Hanson behind.

The investigation revealed that Peruzza’s blood-alcohol concentration was more than 0.08 percent. Peruzza admitted to police that he had been drinking alcohol just before driving.

Additional Details Regarding This Crash Involving A Drunk Driver

Additional details regarding this fatal crash involving a drunk driver can be seen in the sources mentioned above.  

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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.