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Lake County Crashes Involving Drivers Fleeing From Police

As seen on this site, there have been many reasons as to why car accidents as well as other vehicle accidents occur in Lake County.

One of the reasons for car accidents is if suspects are fleeing from police.  Often, in doing so, these drivers will drive at excessive speeds as well as otherwise drive recklessly.  Such reckless driving often puts these drivers, as well as other motorists, at great risk for a crash.   As seen in many such incidents in the Chicago area, crashes do occur, and some cause serious if not fatal accident injuries.

Two recent car crashes in Lake County – one in Highland Park and one in Volo – involve drivers that were allegedly fleeing from police at the time of the accidents.

The first car accident, that happened in Highland Park on September 8, 2017, occurred as police were in pursuit of a car carrying suspects from a Lake Bluff armed robbery.   The September 11 Lake Forrester article titled “Robbery suspects run into Highland Park police station while fleeing…” discusses the chain of events that led to the car crashing at Richfield Avenue and Deerfield Road.

The second car accident occurred in Volo on Tuesday night, September 12, 2017.  It is discussed in the September 15 Northwest Herald article titled “Driver of vehicle stolen from Volo area crashes into semitruck, flees scene.”  As discussed in that article, there was a crash in Volo involving a Nissan Altima that had been reported stolen and a semi truck at the intersection of Route 12 and West Molidor Road.  The crash investigation indicates that the Nissan Altima ran through the red light before the collision occurred.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these two crashes can be seen in the media sources mentioned above.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  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 consultation.

Fatal Antioch Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (September 3, 2017) in Antioch.

Details on the accident appear limited.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be determined yet, although it may have involved a loss of control of the motorcycle.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 4, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Antioch-area man killed in motorcycle crash Sunday night“:

The Antioch-area man, who has not yet been identified, was traveling south on Nelson Road when he apparently had problems turning onto North Avenue and struck trees near the roadside, according to Antioch police Sgt. Aaron Fendel.

First responders went to the accident scene at 8:53 p.m.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Russell Schultz, 57, of Antioch, was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident investigation and accident reconstruction is being conducted by Antioch Police as well as the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above as well as the September 5 Daily Herald article titled “Antioch man in fatal motorcycle crash identified.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  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 consultation.

Fatal Fox Lake Motorcycle-Car Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon (August 22, 2017) in Fox Lake.

According to information provided by Fox Lake Police, the accident occurred as a motorcycle attempted to pass another car on State Park Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the August 23, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article (with crash scene photos) titled “Motorcyclist in Fox Lake crash identified,” referring to the motorcyclist, Samual J. Wiesbrock, 26, of Spring Grove:

Fox Lake police said Wiesbrock was riding a Yamaha motorcycle around 4:30 p.m. north on State Park Road, but he went into the southbound lane passing other vehicles. A Chevrolet passenger vehicle was going north too when it made a left turn onto Kohl Avenue and the motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the sedan, police said.

Weisbrock was taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died there.

An excerpt regarding the accident injuries, including head injuries, as seen in the August 24 Northwest Herald article titled “Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in Fox Lake crash as Spring Grove man“:

An autopsy performed Wednesday found Samual J. Wiesbrock died from blunt trauma to the head despite wearing a helmet, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said in a news release. Toxicology testing is pending.

The accident remains under investigation, and the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County is assisting in the accident investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, the Northwest Herald mentioned above, and the August 22 Daily Herald article titled “Man in life-threatening condition after Fox Lake motorcycle crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  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 consultation.

Waukegan Motorcycle Crash Leads To Death Of Rider

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Waukegan early Saturday (August 19, 2017) morning.  The crash is being attributed to a motorcycle loss of control.

According to Waukegan Police, the accident was reported at 1:30 a.m.  The accident scene was in the vicinity of Berwick Avenue and Grand Avenue.

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of August 21, 2017, titled “Man killed early Saturday in Waukegan motorcycle crash“:

According to the release, investigators believe that the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Berwick approaching Grand when the driver lost control, and the motorcycle crashed into multiple parked cars on Berwick Avenue. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Another excerpt regarding the crash, from the Daily Herald article of August 21 titled “Round Lake Heights man killed in motorcycle crash“:

Police said excessive speed is believed to have played a factor in the crash.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jose Hernandez, 28, of Round Lake Heights.

The fatal crash investigation is continuing and is being conducted by the Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun and Daily Herald articles mentioned above.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  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 consultation.

Motorcycle Crash In Unincorporated Cary Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Wednesday morning (August 2, 2017) near Cary.  The motorcycle crash involved an ejection of the rider.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 12:10 a.m.  The accident scene was in the area of Fox River Road and Woodland Avenue in unincorporated Cary.  The crash involved a single motorcycle (a 2004 Yamaha) that was traveling along Fox River Road.

An excerpt from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office press release of August 2, 2017, titled “Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Unincorporated Cary“:

Preliminary investigation shows the Yamaha, driven by a male of Cary, was traveling eastbound on Fox River Road in the area of Woodland Avenue.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the motorcycle left the roadway and entered a ditch on the south side of Fox River Road.  The motorcycle then struck a utility pole and the driver was ejected.

The motorcyclist was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with injuries considered to be life-threatening in injuries.  The rider (subsequently identified as Clayton Ruth, 28, of Cary) later died.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County Sheriff’s Office news release mentioned above as well as the August 2 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “1 Dead In Crash Near Cary.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  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 consultation.