Batavia Three-Vehicle Accident Involving Rollover Injures Three People

Kane County Rollover Accident

There was a rollover accident involving three vehicles Sunday afternoon (June 18, 2017) in Batavia.  Three people were injured and hospitalized as a result of the crash.

According to information provided by the Batavia Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 2:40 p.m., near North Randall Road and West Wilson Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 19, 2017 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Rollover crash in Batavia involves three vehicles“:

One vehicle rolled over after going off the roadway, and the driver, who had to be extricated, was airlifted by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove as a precaution because of the amount of time needed to be freed from the vehicle, the release stated. The other two injured persons were taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, according to the release, which noted that none of the injuries to the three appeared to be life-threatening.

The injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Kane County Chronicle article mentioned above, as well as the June 19 Batavia Patch article titled “3 Injured in Rollover Crash in Batavia.”

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Carpentersville, Illinois

Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Monday morning (May 21, 2017) in Carpentersville.  A 2-year-old boy died as a result of the accident.

Details on the accident – especially its causes – appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

According to Carpentersville Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:43 a.m., in the 1000 block of Deer Creek Drive.  An excerpt from the May 22, 2017 Huntley Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Toddler Killed in Carpentersville Crash“:

Residents living in a Carpentersville subdivision where a toddler was struck and killed say the 2-year-old boy’s mother, who is eight months pregnant, was dropping the boy off at his grandma’s house when a pickup truck hit the child, according to media reports. The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the boy as Levi Cruz of Carpentersville. There was no driver in the truck when it rolled down the street and hit the young boy, ABC 7 Chicago reports.

After striking the boy, the pickup truck continued to roll and ended up in a retention pond.

Levi Cruz was administered first aid by first responders, and was later pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

This accident investigation is being conducted by the Carpentersville Police Department, the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Huntley Patch article mentioned above as well as the May 22 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in Carpentersville.”

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Fatal Two-Car Collision In Unincorporated Hampshire Township

Fatal Two-Car Collision In Kane County

There was a fatal two-car collision Thursday night (May 4, 2017) in unincorporated Hampshire Township.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 5, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Hampshire High student killed in crash; distracted driving a possible cause“:

The crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. along Dietrich Road between Route 20 and Brier Hill Road. A 2005 Toyota Corolla traveling east on Dietrich Road was about to go over the crest of a hill when it crossed the centerline and went partially into the westbound lane, striking a 2005 Ford sport utility vehicle, authorities said.

The accident was a rollover accident in which both vehicles rolled over.

At the time of the crash, there were two teenagers in the Toyota and four in the Ford SUV.  All occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.

All of the occupants in both vehicles were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Brianna Soto, 17, of Pingree Grove, was pronounced dead at Centegra Hospital in Huntley.  An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen.

The five other occupants in the Toyota and Ford were treated for injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature and were released from the hospitals.

Two excerpts from the May 6 The Courier-News article (with remembrances) titled “Hampshire High student killed, 5 injured in crash“:

No tickets have been issued as the crash remains under investigation, but deputies believe distracted driving may have played a role. In a separate interview, Kane County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Gengler said officials know Soto was on her phone and believe it played a role in the crash.

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Gengler said the stretch of road is particularly dangerous because of its hilly nature. It is often referred to as a “roller coaster road,” he said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily Herald and The Courier-News article mentioned above.

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Collision Involving Motorcycle And SUV In Aurora, Illinois

Kane County Motorcycle Accident

There was a collision involving a motorcycle and SUV early this morning (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) in Aurora.

According to the City of Aurora, the motorcycle and an SUV collided near Ogden Avenue and South Commons Drive at approximately 5:40 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the Daily Herald article of April 25, 2017, titled “Yorkville man in critical condition after Aurora crash“:

Police said the woman, Melissa Centazzo, 57, of the 1500 block of Tara Bella Parkway, was driving east on Ogden Avenue in a 2016 Honda CRV about 5:40 a.m. when she tried to turn north on Commons and collided with a westbound motorcycle that apparently didn’t have operating headlights. The force of the crash caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike and the SUV to flip on its roof.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 55-year-old Yorkville man, was critically injured and taken to an Aurora hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was then flown to another hospital.  At the time of the accident, he was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Melissa Centazzo declined medical treatment.  Another excerpt from the Daily Herald article mentioned above:

Centazzo was cited for failure to yield while turning left. There were no signs of alcohol or drug use at the scene, police said.

As seen in a crash scene photo, the SUV rolled over onto its roof during the course of the accident.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 25, 2017 abc7chicago.com article (with accident scene photo) titled “Motorcycle driver critically hurt in Aurora crash with SUV,” the April 25 Naperville Patch article titled “Motorcycle v. SUV Crash Leaves Male In Critical Condition,” and the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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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.

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Batavia Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Rider

Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday evening (April 15, 2017) in Batavia.

According to information provided by the Batavia Police Department, police officers went to the accident scene at approximately 5:25 p.m.  The crash happened in the 1200 block of Wind Energy Pass, and involved a motorcycle with a passenger and another vehicle.

The cause of this fatal motorcycle crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

The rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  The passenger, identified only as female, was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was listed in critical condition.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 16, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man killed, woman injured in Batavia motorcycle crash” as well as the April 16 Batavia Patch article titled “Crash Victim Initially Believed Dead is Still Alive:  Police.”

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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.

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Motorcycle Crash Near Lily Lake Injures Motorcyclist

Kane County Motorcycle Crash

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday evening (March 19, 2017) on Route 64 near Lily Lake.

This motorcycle accident – which involved an apparent loss of motorcycle control for an unspecified reason – is discussed in the Daily Herald article of March 19 titled “Motorcyclist injured in crash into sign near Lily Lake.”  An excerpt, quoting Kane County sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler:

The motorcycle was traveling west on Route 64 about 5:15 p.m. when it left the road for an unknown reason and hit the sign, he said. The crash occurred west of Woolery Road.

The motorcyclist, identified only as a man in his 50s, was taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be potentially life-threatening in nature.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Crash

Additional details regarding this motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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Car Crashes Into A Column At Batavia Bank Branch

Kane County Car Collision

A car crashed into the PNC Bank branch in Batavia on Thursday afternoon, March 16, 2017.

According to the Batavia Fire Department, the crash happened at approximately 5:30 p.m.  The branch is located at 825 N. Randall Road.

The crash involved a car colliding with an outside column to the entrance.

The driver, identified only as a 71-year-old woman, had to be extricated from the car.  She was then taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva for treatment of her accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

At this time the cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Car Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 17 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “71-year-old woman injured when car slams into Batavia bank” as well as the March 17 Batavia Patch article titled “Elderly Woman Injured After Crashing Car Into Bank.”

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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.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Fatal Rural Kane County Crash

Kane County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On November 5, 2016, there was a fatal two-vehicle crash in rural Kane County.  Two teenagers – Arthur Stenger, 16, of Montgomery, and Elijah Vajgert, 16, of Maple Park – died in the crash.  The accident – in which Stenger was the driver – is summarized in the November 6, 2016 post titled “Fatal Car Accident In Unincorporated Kane County.”

Recently, there has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Kane County Circuit Court with regard to the crash.  That wrongful death lawsuit is summarized in the Daily Herald article of March 10, 2017, titled “Family of teen killed in crash sues family of classmate behind wheel.”

An excerpt from that article concerning the collision between the pickup truck the teenagers were in and a semi truck:

“The force and power of the collision caused the pickup truck to be propelled off the roadway and to be engulfed in fire and flames,” read part of the lawsuit. “The next of kin of Elijah Vajgert sustained pecuniary injuries as a direct and proximate result of his death, including loss of society, grief, sorrow and mental suffering.”

The lawsuit argues Arthur Stenger, of Montgomery, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to yield to traffic, in this case the semitrailer. Stenger and Vajgert were best friends who met in seventh grade.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County vehicle collision and resulting wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Fatal Aurora Pedestrian Accident On North Lake Street

Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Monday night (March 6, 2017) in Aurora.  The accident involved a man being fatally struck by a truck.

The accident happened in the 800 block of North Lake Street (also known as Route 31) at approximately 9:13 p.m.  At that time, a semi truck heading northbound on Lake Street struck the pedestrian.

An excerpt concerning the cause of the crash, as seen in the Batavia Patch article of March 7, 2017, titled “Update:  Fatal Crash in Aurora, Alcohol May Have Been a Factor:  Police“:

Aurora police reported that the truck was traveling north on Lake Street at 9:13 p.m. when the pedestrian “apparently fell off the sidewalk into the path of the truck and was hit.” Ferrelli said in an email that “alcohol may be involved on the part of the pedestrian.”

The pedestrian who was fatally struck was later identified as Ralph E. Clark, 36, of Aurora.

Additional Details Concerning This Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Batavia Patch article mentioned above, as well as the Aurora Beacon-News article of March 6 titled “Pedestrian killed by semi-truck in Aurora.”

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“Back-Over Accidents” Including One Involving Hampshire Family

For those unaware, “back-over accidents” are those that happen when a vehicle inadvertently hits, or runs over, an unseen person as the vehicle moves in reverse (i.e. “backs up.”)  Often times, these accidents occur because the person hit is behind the vehicle and is in the vehicle’s “blind spot.” As such, the person is not visible to the driver.  While such accidents can involve any vehicle, those vehicles that are higher off the ground as well as longer, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and other trucks, are more likely to inherently have limited rear visibility, especially if they don’t have rear-facing cameras or collision avoidance technologies.

As indicated by various statistics, significant number of deaths and injuries result from “back-over accidents.”

While there have been accidents that have occurred as vehicles back up in the Chicago area, one such recent accident involved a family from Hampshire that happened in Florida on Friday (February 10, 2017.)

An excerpt from the Batavia Patch article of February 11, 2017, titled “Hampshire Toddler Killed After Father Accidentally Backs SUV Over Him“:

The 3-year-old boy, Enzo Surma, was airlifted to a Florida hospital after suffering massive head trauma and later died, according to media reports. The toddler’s father, Anthony Surma, 51, of Hampshire, was at the wheel and told authorities he did not see the young boy.

“He was backing out, and he just didn’t see his son,” Sgt. Robert Rui of the Florida Highway Patrol told CBS 12. “The dangers are very high with children. It’s just a tragedy.”

Additional details and possible updates concerning this issue can be seen in the sources mentioned above, as well as the February 10 stltoday article titled “Highway Patrol:  SUV backs over, kills child.”

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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.

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