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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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 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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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.

 

“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.

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.

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.

Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash In Carpentersville, Illinois

Two-Vehicle Crash In Carpentersville

There was a two-vehicle crash Sunday (January 15, 2017) in Carpentersville.  The crash led to the death of a 85-year-old woman.

According to Carpentersville Police, police officers went to the accident scene at approximately 10:30 a.m.  The accident scene was near the intersection of Route 25 (Kennedy Drive) and Fir Street.

The accident involved one vehicle pulling out onto Route 25.  This vehicle was then struck by a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the car that was attempting to pull out onto Route 25 was identified as Katherine L. Vucsko, 85, of Carpentersville.  She was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where she was pronounced dead.

The other driver was identified as a 23-year-old man from Hanover Park.  He suffered minor injuries during the crash and was also taken to a hospital for treatment of these accident injuries.

An excerpt from the Elgin Courier-News article of January 18, 2017, titled “Coroner identifies driver killed in Sunday crash in Carpentersville“:

The southbound lanes of Route 25 remained closed on Sunday until approximately 1:30 p.m. while the Carpentersville Police Department and Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team remained on site to investigate the accident and collect evidence, police said.

The crash investigation continues.  No citations have been issued at this time.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County fatal collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Elgin Courier-News article mentioned above, as well as the January 18 Daily Herald article titled “Carpentersville woman killed in crash identified.”

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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.