Fatal Train Accident In Elgin, Illinois

Fatal Kane County Train Accident

There was a fatal train accident early this morning (April 26, 2014) in Elgin, Illinois.

Details regarding this fatal Kane County train accident appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

According to Elgin Police, a person was riding a bicycle across the freight railroad tracks at the National Street Train Station, when the person is believed to have fallen off the bicycle and was fatally struck by the train.  Emergency responders were called to the accident scene at 12:35 a.m.

The Kane County Coroner has not released any further information concerning the person’s identity.

The accident remains under investigation.

For Additional Information And Possible Updates Concerning This Kane County Train Accident

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 26 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin bicyclist killed by freight train after fall” as well as the April 26 Chicago Tribune article titled “Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin.”

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Update Concerning Fatal February 2013 Kane County Car Crash

Sentencing Change Regarding Fatal Kane County Car Accident

Kane County Judge James Hallock has reduced the sentence of Benjamin Black’s sentence from 12 to nine years for driving with heroin in his system during the February 2013 crash that killed 11-year-old Matthew Ranken of Sycamore.

The Daily Chronicle article of April 24, 2014, titled “Black’s sentence cut to 9 years in fatal crash” discusses the sentencing as well as the original February 2013 accident.

An excerpt from the article:

Black pleaded guilty in November to two counts of aggravated driving under the influence in connection with the crash.

He was driving a Ford Expedition near the intersection of Route 64 and Peplow Road in Kane County when he crashed into the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier, in which Matthew and Teale Noble were passengers. Noble, now 19, of Sycamore, was injured.

Samples of Black’s blood and urine taken after the crash tested positive for heroin metabolites and alprazolam, the generic name for Xanax, a prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders, authorities said.

The St. Charles Patch also has a previous March 26 article regarding the original sentencing on this fatal vehicle accident that happened in west-central Kane County.  That article is titled “Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison in Kane Co. Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old Boy.”

Additional Information Concerning This Kane County Fatal Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in The Chronicle article mentioned above, as well as the St. Charles Patch article mentioned above.

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Kane County Roadside Safety Check (RSC) Scheduled

Roadside Safety Check (RSC) Scheduled In Kane County, Illinois

The Illinois State Police (ISP) have planned to conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Kane County during the hours of 11 p.m. on Friday, April 25 until 4 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.  The RSC will be held on the westbound exit ramp from the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to Illinois Route 31.  

This RSC’s objectives will include monitoring for vehicles being operated in a hazardous fashion, as well as to watch for other traffic safety concerns, such as to look for drunk drivers.

An excerpt from the press release:

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois.  Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or driving under the influence (DUI).         

Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.  

Various Sources And Possible Updates Concerning This Kane County RSC

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 22, 2014 Geneva Patch titled “Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks on I-88 Ramp in Kane County.”

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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.  

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Car Accident In Aurora, Illinois Injures Two People

Single-Car Accident In Kane County, Illinois

There was a car accident in Aurora, Illinois early this morning (April 21, 2014) in which two people were seriously injured.  This car accident involved a car hitting a tree.

According to Aurora Police, the crash happened at approximately 5:29 a.m. near Fourth Street and Maple Avenue.

An excerpt from the Aurora Beacon-News article of April 21, 2014, titled “Two seriously injured in Aurora crash” :

Preliminary reports suggest that a Chevy Impala, driven by a 21-year-old Aurora woman, was southbound on Fourth Street at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control.

Police said it appears the woman drove off onto the west side of the street, and struck a traffic sign and a tree.

Both the female driver and a 29-year-old male passenger, also from Aurora, are being treated for serious injuries.

As seen in a photo of the accident scene, the car appears badly damaged.

Various Sources And Updates For This Kane County Car Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Aurora Beacon-News article mentioned above.

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Man Dies After Vehicle Accident Near Gilberts, Illinois

Fatal Vehicle Accident In Kane County

There was a Kane County vehicle accident Saturday (April 5, 2014) in which a man died following a collision with a pickup truck.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), a vehicle driving along the Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) near Gilberts began to “weave” out of control at approximately 9:37 a.m., before it crashed into a pickup truck that was parked in a construction zone near Tyrrell Road.

The driver was identified as Guy Cooper, 66, of St. Charles.  After being administered CPR by two people who stopped to help him – as well as by responding ISP trooper, he was taken to to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.  He was pronounced dead at 10:25 a.m.

One media source, the Daily Herald article of April 5, 2014, titled “St. Charles man dies after apparent heart attack on I-90 near Gilberts,” says that Cooper apparently suffered a heart attack prior to the crash.  An autopsy by the Kane County Coroner is pending.

This crash is under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

For Additional Information Concerning This Kane County Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the April 6 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Police:  Man dead after vehicle hits parked car on I-90.” 

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Fatal Three-Vehicle Car Crash In Aurora, Illinois

Fatal Car Crash In Kane County

There was a fatal car crash today (January 25, 2014) in Aurora, Illinois.

This crash occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m., when an 81-year-old woman driving a 2006 Honda Civic north on Eola Road attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Bilter Road. As she attempted to do so, she collided with a 2014 Acura SUV that was heading in the opposite direction (south.)

The impact of this vehicle collision caused the SUV to hit a Honda Odyssey minivan that was stopped on Bilter.

The driver of the Honda Civic was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Presence.

The two occupants of the Acura SUV, a 39-year-old and his 7-year old daugter, were treated for their injuries at the accident scene.

The occupants of the Honda minivan were not injured.

Those with information concerning this multi-vehicle accident are asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5330.

Various Sources And Updates For This Kane County Multi-Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the January 26, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman killed in 3-vehicle Aurora crash” as well as the January 25 Aurora Beacon News article titled “Aurora woman killed in Saturday crash.”

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Roadside Safety Check (RSC) Scheduled For Kane County

Roadside Safety Check (RSC) Scheduled In Kane County, Illinois

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the ISP will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Kane County from 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, until 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22.

According to an ISP news release, this RSC will be held on the westbound exit ramp from the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to Illinois Route 31.

This RSC’s goals will includes watching for automobiles being operated in an unsafe manner, in addition to monitoring for other traffic safety problems, for example motorists who’re driving while impaired (drunk driving).

An excerpt from the ISP press release:

Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.  RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.

This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

Various Sources And Updates For This Kane County Traffic Safety Issue

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch article of December 19, 2013 titled “State Police Conducts Road Safety Check This Weekend in Kane County.”

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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.  

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SUV And Motorcycle Collide In Aurora, Illinois

Kane County, Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a motorcycle accident in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

This Kane County motorcycle accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of Orchard & Jericho.

According to preliminary information, at the time of the vehicle accident a SUV was heading northbound on Orchard, and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Jericho when it collided with a motorcycle heading southbound on Orchard.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Mary C. Betz, 42, of Montgomery.  She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was identified as Michael A. Bradley, 21, of Aurora.  Bradley was taken to a hospital and then airlifted to a Chicago hospital and is expected to survive this motorcycle accident.

An excerpt from the September 30, 2013 Daily Herald article titled “Portion of Orchard Road will be closed Thursday” :

Both drivers were cited for no insurance. Betz received a ticket for failure to yield while turning left. Bradley received a ticket for operating a motorcycle without valid classification.

Various Sources And Updates For This Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the September 30 Oswego Patch.com article titled “Update:  Motorcyclist Expected to Survive Saturday Evening Crash.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, 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, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits.