“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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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.

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Driver Dies Following South Elgin Single-Car Crash

Fatal Car Collision In Kane County

There was a fatal car crash Tuesday (February 7, 2017) in South Elgin.  A 20-year-old man died from accident injuries after the collision.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon.  First responders went to the accident scene at 1:26 p.m. The crash was on North Randall Road, just to the north of Silver Glen Road.

The accident involved a 2006 Lexus crashing into a utility pole after a loss of vehicle control.  At the time of the crash, roads were said to be somewhat “slick.”

The driver, identified as Austin King, 20, of St. Charles, had to be extricated from the vehicle.  He was then taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died later that night.

An excerpt from the Batavia Patch article of February 8, 2017, titled “St. Charles Man, 20, Dies After South Elgin Crash“:

King died of blunt force trauma, according to a preliminary ruling from the Kane County Coroner.

This fatal Kane County accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal South Elgin crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Batavia Patch article mentioned above as well as the February 7, 2017 Daily Herald article (with crash scene photo) titled “Man in critical condition after South 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.

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.

Spin-Out In Aurora, Illinois Leads To Two-Vehicle Crash

Traffic Crash In Kane County

There was a crash Monday afternoon (January 16, 2017) in Aurora.  The crash involved two vehicles.

The accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m., on Route 25, between Sullivan Road and Indian Trail.  At that time, a northbound vehicle “spun out” and collided with a southbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle then crashed into a pole.

The reason for the loss of control does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

The driver of the vehicle that collided with the pole was taken to a hospital for treatment of accident injuries, and was reported to be in serious condition.

Additional Details Concerning This Kane County Crash

Additional details regarding this Aurora crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 16, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Person seriously injured in Aurora crash” as well as the January 17 Aurora Patch article titled “Road Closed in Aurora due to Serious 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.

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.

 

Two-Vehicle Collision In Carpentersville, Illinois Leads To Fatality And Injury

Kane County Fatal Collision

There was a fatal collision Sunday morning in Carpentersville.  Details on the fatal crash appear to be limited at this time.

According to the Carpentersville Police Department, the crash occurred on Route 25 (Kennedy Drive) near Fir Street.  The crash happened at 10:30 a.m.

One of the drivers was killed in the collision; the other driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The cause of the crash appears to not be publicly disclosed at this time.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 15, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “One killed in Carpentersville crash” as well as the January 15 Chicago Tribune article titled “One killed in Carpentersville 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.

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.

 

Physical Trauma And Injuries Resulting From Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are often (very) physically traumatic to those who have been hit by vehicles.  There are many reasons for this, including the forces and distortions put on the pedestrian’s body.

A recent accident describes such physical trauma that happened during a December 30, 2016 pedestrian accident in the Gold Coast neighborhood.  Those details are discussed in the January 2, 2017 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Woman injured in Gold Coast hit-and-run, driver sought.”  An excerpt quoting Sara Paulson, the 34-year-old woman who was struck and injured during the accident:

“I just heard a peel out and I looked up and the car was just coming at me,” she recalled. “I hit the bumper and then I rolled up on the hood and then I bounced off the windshield and I was airborne and flew down onto the pavement.”

Pedestrian accidents and the resulting injuries are further discussed on the “Kane County, Illinois Pedestrian Accidents And Injuries” page.  One of the aspects discussed is what can happen to a pedestrian which has been hit in a frontal vehicle collision.

Also discussed on that page is the broad range of accident injuries that can occur when a person is hit by a vehicle.  Such injuries can be serious in nature, and in many cases can be fatal.

Additional details, as well as what steps to immediately take if one is hit by a vehicle while walking, are also discussed on that 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.

Car Leaves Road And Hits Geneva House On New Year’s Day

Kane County Single-Car Crash

There was a traffic crash Sunday afternoon (January 1, 2017) in Geneva in which a man drove off the road and his car struck a house.

According to Geneva Police, the accident happened as a 2010 Ford Taurus, with two vehicle occupants, were traveling westbound on Sherman Avenue.  While in the 1400 block, the car left the roadway and hit the back of a house.

The driver of the car, identified at this point as a 25-year-old man, was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva for medical treatment.  His injuries were considered to be minor injuries, including hand injuries.

An excerpt regarding the cause of the crash, as seen in the January 1, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Car strikes house in Geneva,” quoting Geneva Police Department Sgt. Jeff Wolf:

“There’s a potential for mechanical issues in the car,” Wolf said. “We don’t think it was driver error.”

This Kane County traffic crash remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Car Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the January 2, 2017 Batavia Patch article titled “Driver Injured After Crashing Car Into Geneva Home on New Year’s Day.”

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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 IL Collision Results In Pickup Truck Rollover

Kane County Pickup Truck Collision

There was a collision involving two pickup trucks on Friday afternoon, December 9, 2016 in Aurora.

According to Aurora Police, police responded to the accident scene at approximately 5:46 p.m.  The crash had happened at North Ohio Street and Liberty Street, and involved a vehicle rollover.

The drivers of the two pickup trucks were a 22-year-old man driving a 1992 GMC Sierra, and a 48-year-old man driving a 1994 Ford Ranger.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the December 12, 2016 The Beacon-News article titled “Driver charged in Aurora crash involving two pickup trucks“:

The Sierra driver, a 22-year-old man, told police he had been northbound on North Ohio Street at Liberty Street when the Ranger, westbound on Liberty, failed to stop at the stop sign. The Sierra was unable to stop in time and T-boned the Ranger, according to police reports.

The Sierra driver was reportedly not injured, but his two passengers, whose ages were not released, , sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Medics transported both passengers to Presence Mercy Medical Center.

There was a passenger in the Ranger who was taken by paramedics to Presence Mercy Medical Center.  The driver of the Ranger was also later taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center.  That driver faces several charges in relation to the accident.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Beacon-News article 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.

Rollover Accident On I-88 Near Kanesville Injures Man And Woman

Kane County Car Rollover Accident 

There was a car rollover accident Thursday morning (November 24, 2016) on I-88 near Kanesville.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  There does not appear to be a publicly disclosed cause for the accident at this time.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on I-88, near milepost 108, at approximately 11:25 a.m.  At that time, a Honda Pilot rolled over.

The male driver was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.  The female passenger was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora for treatment of her accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Rollover Accident

Additional details regarding this Kane County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 24, 2016 Naperville Patch article titled “2 Hurt in I-88 Rollover Crash West of Aurora Thursday” as well as the November 24 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Man seriously injured in Interstate 88 crash in Kane County.”

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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.

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 Vehicle Loss Of Control Accident In South Elgin

Fatal Car Crash In Kane County Involving Loss Of Control

There was a fatal car crash early Sunday morning (November 13, 2016) in South Elgin.  The single-vehicle crash led to the deaths of two people.

Officials say that the single-vehicle crash happened at approximately 5:45 a.m., in the area of Route 31 (LaFox Street) and Scott Avenue.  This crash is being attributed to a loss of vehicle control, after which the vehicle left the roadway and hit two trees.  As seen in the November 15, 2016 Kane County Chronicle article titled “2 dead, 1 injured in South Elgin crash,” the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, and all three vehicle occupants were ejected during the accident.

Two male vehicle occupants were declared dead at the accident scene; one male occupant was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital (in Elgin) for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the November 13, 2016 The Courier-News article titled “Two killed in South Elgin crash“:

The South Elgin Police Department and the Kane County Accident Recreation Task Force is investigating the accident.

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 Courier-News article mentioned above, as well as the November 14 Batavia Patch article titled “2 Killed, 1 Injured in South 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.

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.

Chain-Reaction Crash Outside Elgin Involving Four Cars

Chain-Reaction Crash In Kane County

There was a chain-reaction crash in Kane County on Thursday morning (November 10, 2016) on Route 20 west of Elgin.

An excerpt from the crash, as seen in the Daily Herald article of November 10, 2016, titled “Four women injured in pileup outside Elgin“:

The initial investigation indicates a 2013 Kia Sorrento driven by Monica Villanueva, 24, of Elgin, was eastbound about 7 a.m. on Route 20 when it crashed into the rear of a 2014 Mercedes C300 that was stopped at Coombs Road, Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said.

This initial crash led to two other vehicles being “rear-ended.”

As a result of the collision, Villanueva was seriously hurt and was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. The driver of the Mercedes suffered injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature; she was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin for treatment of her injuries.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Chain-Reaction Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article 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.