Driving While Distracted As A Threat To Kane County Traffic Safety

Kane County Distracted Driving

Driving while distracted continues to be a foremost traffic concern. It has caused or contributed to many Chicago-area accidents, including those in Kane County. On this site, the topic of driving while distracted and the reasons as to why it is dangerous is further discussed on the “Distracted Driving Accidents And Their Frequency And Causes” page. As seen on that page, statistics show that distracted driving occurs on a frequent basis. While the source of the driver distraction can vary, cell phone usage – and especially texting while driving – continues to be a primary source of driving while distracted.

On January 8, 2019 the Kane County Connects article titled “Sheriff’s Office Cracking Down on Distracted Driving, Speeding” discusses the efforts being made with regard to enforcement measures targeting driving while distracted and speeding.

An excerpt from the article:


“We’re solidly tracking everyone’s concerns about distracted driving in Kane,” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said via Facebook. “We’re teaming up with AAA and ABATE for some serious upcoming campaigns. Better put those phones down while you’re behind the wheel!”

The article notes the recent results of enforcement against speeding and distracted driving on Randall Road.

Additional Details Regarding Driving While Distracted Issues

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Elgin Along Larkin Avenue

Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident in Elgin Saturday (January 5, 2019) night. This fatal pedestrian accident in Elgin involved a SUV hitting a 44-year-old man.

According to Elgin Police, this traffic fatality occurred in the 1800 block of Larkin Avenue at approximately 9:30 p.m. At that time, a man was walking westbound on Larkin, in the westbound lane, when he was struck by a Toyota SUV. The SUV was driven by an 18-year-old man from Elgin.

The pedestrian was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin for treatment of his accident injuries. He died from his accident injuries. He was later identified by the Kane County Coroner’s Office as Edward Milosz.

The driver was not injured during this fatal pedestrian accident in Elgin.

Additional details regarding the causes and reasons for this crash do not appear to be available at this time. As is often the case, more details are often available after a thorough accident investigation is conducted, which may include an accident reconstruction. Such accident investigations usually take a while to complete, and the completion time of such is dependent upon many different factors.

An excerpt concerning this traffic fatality, from the January 6, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man walking in road struck, killed by car“:

Police said no citations have been issued. Elgin police’s Traffic Unit continues to investigate the crash.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call (847) 289-2661 or send a text to 847-411, including ELGINPD at the beginning followed by the message or tip.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Elgin

Additional details concerning this Elgin traffic fatality can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 6 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man, 44, fatally struck by SUV in Elgin: police.”

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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.

Fatal Elgin Pedestrian Accident Along Randall Road

Fatal Elgin Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal Elgin pedestrian accident Thursday (January 3, 2019) night that occurred on Randall Road.

Details regarding this fatal incident appear to be somewhat limited at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

Fire and police personnel were called to the accident scene, which was in the 200 block of South Randall Road, at 10:19 p.m.

This fatal Elgin pedestrian accident involved a southbound 2004 Ford pickup truck hitting a 13-year-old girl. The girl was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin for treatment of her accident injuries. She later died.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Elgin pedestrian accident, from the January 4, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Authorities identify 13-year-old Elgin girl killed crossing Randall Road“:

The Kane County coroner’s office identified the girl as Alexis Horton of Elgin. An autopsy performed Friday determined she died of multiple injuries. Toxicology samples were collected and sent to a forensic laboratory for analysis.

The driver has not been ticketed nor charged with criminal wrongdoing while authorities investigate, police said in a social media post.

Those with information concerning this Elgin pedestrian crash are asked to call (847) 289-2661, or text 847411 and include ELGINPD at the beginning of the text.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Elgin Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Elgin pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 4 Huntley Patch article titled “Juvenile Hit by Truck, Killed While Crossing Randall Road.”

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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.

Passenger Restraint Law For Children Under The Age Of Two Years Old

Passenger Restraint Law Regarding Rear-Facing Car Seats

Passenger restraint systems remain one of the best ways to avoid potentially serious vehicle accident injuries. Proper passenger restraint can take many forms. One of the best and most effective safety measures a vehicle occupant can take is to wear a seat belt, or for children the use of child safety seats . The benefits of seat belts is further discussed in the “Seat Belt Usage Safety Benefits Seen In Statistics And Kane County Crashes” page.

A new Illinois law takes effect for 2018 for passenger restraint regarding child safety seat usage. The new law is discussed in the sj-r.com article of December 28, 2018 titled “New rear-facing child car seat law goes into effect Tuesday.”

An excerpt from the article:

Children 2 years of age and younger will have to ride in rear-facing car seats when a new Illinois law takes effect Tuesday.

The state’s Child Passenger Protection Act, signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner Aug. 3, mandates a $75 fine for first-time violators with the fine going up to $200 for the second violation.

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“There will be lives saved because of this legislation,” said Doug Carlson, chairman of the department of pediatrics and professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

While the law affects children up to age 2, Carlson said parents “should consider keeping them in (car seats) longer as long as they can fit.”

Head and neck injuries, and to some extent chest and abdomen injuries, are lessened when children are in rear-facing seats, he added. That’s because those parts of the body are supported by the hard shell of the car seat allowing it to absorb most of the force.

Additional Details Regarding This Proper Passenger Restraint Law

Additional details regarding this new law regarding passenger restraint for young children can be seen in the article above as well as the December 31 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Parents Prepare For New Car Seat Law Taking Effect.”

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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.