Kane County Motorcycle Accidents And Safety Precautions

Kane County Motorcycle Accidents

Kane County motorcycle accidents as well as motorcycle crashes throughout Illinois are discussed in the May 1, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “119 Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Last Year In Illinois.” Notable excerpts from the post, which in addition to bike crashes also provides safety tips, include:

In 2018, 119 people died in Illinois motorcycle crashes.

In Kane County, we saw seven motorcycle at least fatalities in a matter of a few weeks in 2016 — and we know, with the weather about to change for the better, that there’s a strong likelihood we’ll see more deaths here soon.

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All riders are urged to take precautions to increase their visibility. Recommendations include wearing appropriate protective gear, performing regular maintenance checks and enrolling in IDOT’s free motorcycle safety courses to learn or brush up on riding skills.

On this site, many Kane County motorcycle accidents that have resulted in injuries and deaths have been summarized in posts found under the “Motorcycle Accidents” category. As seen in those posts, while these crashes and collisions have occurred for many different reasons, typically the motorcyclist (and, if applicable, passenger) sustain serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries prove to be life-threatening in nature, and in some cases have led to fatalities.

If the crash injuries are non-fatal in nature, there can be substantial medical bills and other financial hardships, including temporary or permanent lost income, that can occur due to the injuries. In instances where the accident is the fault of another person, injured motorcyclists often will seek to file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation for the injuries and consequences arising from them, such as temporary or permanent impairments and/or disabilities.

In cases where the motorcyclist is killed in the accident, and the accident is the fault of another person or party, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Additional details regarding Kane County motorcycle accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above. Additional discussion of how to avoid motorcycle accidents can be seen on the “Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents And Injuries” page.

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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 Batavia Traffic Crash That Occurred On Kirk Road

Fatal Kane County Traffic Crash

There was a fatal Batavia traffic crash Sunday (April 7, 2019) afternoon. According to information provided by the Batavia Police Department, the crash happened on Kirk Road near the Batavia bicycle bridge at approximately 5:21 p.m.

Details concerning this car accident appear to be limited at this time. The reasons for the crash and the party at fault do not appear to be publicly available at this time. As well, the vehicles involved in the crash have not been identified.

This fatal Batavia traffic accident involved three vehicles. Of those injured, one person died at the accident scene, and two other people were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries. The type and extent of those injuries has not yet been publicly disclosed.

The accident investigation is ongoing. Those with information concerning this fatal Batavia vehicle accident are asked to call the Batavia Police Department at
at 630-454-2500.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Batavia Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Batavia traffic crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 8, 2019 Kane County Connects article titled “Fatal Crash On Kirk Road Sunday in Batavia.”

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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.

Aurora Hit & Run Accident Leads To Fatal Accident Injuries

Kane County Hit & Run Fatality

There was a fatal Aurora hit & run accident Monday (March 25, 2019) night. This Aurora crash involved a vehicle hitting an 8-year-old boy and his grandfather as they attempted to walk across the Route 31.

This fatal Aurora hit & run accident is discussed in a number of media sources, including the March 26 Kane County Connects article titled “Update: 8-Year-Old Boy Killed In Route 31 Hit-And-Run in Aurora.” An excerpt:

According to the Aurora Police Department, police and fire personnel were dispatched at 7:42 p.m. Monday to the area of Lake Street (IL Route 31) in response to a report of a fatal vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash involving a young child.

Preliminary investigation indicates that an 8-year-old boy, his sister, and his grandfather were crossing the street, at which time the boy and his grandfather were struck by a vehicle traveling south on Lake Street.

The vehicle left the accident scene following hitting the pedestrians.

The boy and his grandfather were taken to a hospital for treatment of their accident injuries. The boy was later pronounced dead.

The accident investigation continues and is being conducted by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit. Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run are asked to call the Aurora Police Department at 630-256-5000.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Aurora hit & run accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Kane County Connects post mentioned above. That post also mentions a second hit & run crash that occurred near the accident scene in which a driver struck a police car and then fled the scene. The driver was later found and faces charges including Aggravated DUI.

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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.

Elgin Traffic Accident Near Summit Street Leads To Two Fatalities

Fatal Kane County Two-Car Collision

There was a double-fatal Elgin traffic accident early Wednesday (March 20, 2019) morning. One driver faces numerous charges, including those related to drunk driving. Another factor in the crash was alleged driving at excessive speed.

This fatal Elgin traffic accident is discussed on a variety of media sources, including the March 25, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “Update: Reckless Homicide, Aggravated DUI Charges Filed in Crash That Killed 2 Elgin Residents.”

An excerpt from that post, mentioning the drivers of the two cars involved in the crash,
Omar Pizano Zavala, 30, of Elgin and Adrian Velasco, 21, of Glendale Heights:

According to reports, a 2018 Nissan Altima driven by Zavala was waiting to exit a business located at Summit and Dundee, when a 2012 Honda sedan driven by Velasco and traveling west on Summit Street left the roadway and “forcefully struck the Nissan.”

Kane County prosecutors and Elgin police said a passenger was riding in the front seat of Velasco’s Honda and that Velasco was driving west on Summit Street at a speed of about 75 mph in a posted 30 mph zone at the time of the crash.

Zavala, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was struck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Villagomez, who was driving, was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead a few hours later.

The passenger in Velasco’s vehicle sustained serious injuries.

Velasco faces numerous charges, as discussed in the post, including four counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Death and two counts of Reckless Homicide.

This Elgin traffic accident remains under investigation. Those with information concerning the crash are asked to contact the Elgin Police Department Traffic Unit at 847-289-2667.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Elgin Traffic Accident

Additional details regarding this fatal Elgin traffic accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the Kane County post 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.

Huntley Minivan Crash Leads To Fatal Accident Injuries

Fatal Kane County I-90 Crash

A Huntley minivan crash has led to the death of a 10-year-old boy. This Huntley minivan crash involved a minivan that left the roadway while traveling on westbound I-90 Sunday (March 17, 2019) evening.

According to the Illinois State Police, preliminary crash investigation findings indicate that this Huntley minivan crash happened as a minivan, driven by Stacy Blume, 38, of Northlake, was driving on the westbound I-90 ramp to Route 47. Shortly after 6:45 p.m., the minivan left the roadway and rolled over onto its roof in a retention pond. The reasons for this apparent loss of vehicle control does not appear to be known at this time.

At the time of this Huntley minivan crash, there were three occupants in the van; Blume, a 10-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy.

Two men were able to assist Blume and the girl out of the van. However, the boy – who was later identified as Cameron V. Simmons – was unresponsive when he was taken out of the van.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the March 18 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Boy, 10, Dies After Van Goes Into Pond Off I-90 WB In Kane County“:

A doctor on scene gave CPR to the boy, and the driver and two children were taken to a local hospital by the fire department, police said.

Blume and the girl sustained minor injuries, while the boy’s injuries were life-threatening, according to police, who added that the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:28 p.m.

Additional Details Regarding This Huntley Minivan Crash

Additional details concerning this Huntley I-90 crash that led to a fatality can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 17 Daily Herald article titled “Boy dies after van flips in to pond in Huntley.”

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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.

Route 31 Crash Near Gentle Breeze Terrace In Carpentersville

Kane County Loss Of Control Accident

There was a Route 31 crash Tuesday (February 19, 2019) after which the driver died. This accident involved an apparent loss of control after which the car went off the road and crashed into a tree between Lincoln Avenue and Miller Road.

This fatal Route 31 crash is discussed in a number of media sources including the Kane County Connects post of February 21, 2019 titled “Coroner ID’s Carpentersville Man Killed In Route 31 Crash.”

An excerpt:

Upon arriving on the scene officers located a vehicle off the roadway, on its side and up against a tree. Prior to the accident, a witness reported the vehicle was traveling south on Route 31 at a high rate of speed.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, identified as Ray Altamirano, 24, of Carpentersville, was found underneath the car. He was declared dead at the accident scene at 12:44 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the accident investigation:


The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team assisted the Carpentersville Police Department in the investigation of this accident.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Route 31 Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Route 31 crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

[Excessive speed as a contributing factor to accidents is discussed on the “Speed As A Cause Of Accidents Including Those Causing Serious Injuries” page. As discussed on that page, statistics show that excessive speed both increases the probability of an accident as well as increases the likelihood of the severity of accident injuries.]

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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.

Intersections Prone To Accidents Including Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway

Kane County Intersections Prone To Accidents

Intersections prone to accidents continue to be a traffic safety issue. There are many reasons why intersections can be considered “dangerous.” Among these reasons are complicated and/or confusing roadway designs; too much traffic for a given intersection; a lack of traffic control devices; and too little traffic safety enforcement measures. As well, a primary factor for accidents with injuries are if vehicles are traveling at excessive speed. Vehicles traveling at excessive speed increases the risk of accidents and serious injuries for many reasons, and can be especially problematical if intersections are prone to accidents.

Throughout the Chicago area there are many intersections which are considered due to various reasons to be “dangerous intersections” or intersections prone to accidents.  A broad range of accident types can occur at such intersections, including “T-bone crashes”, “rear-end collisions,” pedestrian crashes, bicycle accidents, and rollover accidents.  Often, a history of frequent accidents will lead to changes in the design of the intersection to reduce the possibility of subsequent accidents.

The CBS Chicago segment (video and article) of February 11, 2019, titled “Batavia’s Intersection’s Unique Design Poses Traffic Dangers” discusses the intersection of
Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway, and the accidents that occur there. A rollover accident involving the Thoman family is featured.

An excerpt from the article concerning the intersection:

But some intersections are more dangerous than others–like the Batavia intersection where the Thoman family crashed four years ago.

CBS 2 examined traffic records at the intersection and found more than 100 crashes during the past five years. Last year, there were 25 accidents. About half of them occurred when a driver was making a left turn.

Additional Details Regarding Intersections Prone To Accidents

Additional details regarding these issue regarding intersections prone to accidents 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.

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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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 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.