Category Archives: Car Accidents

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.

Driver Revived From Opioid Overdose On Route 41

Vehicle accidents in which a driver is driving while impaired on drugs (illegal or prescription) are becoming increasingly common.  There have been many such accidents in the Chicago area, with some causing fatalities.

Various aspects of such “drugged driving” accidents, including those that have occurred in Lake County, are further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.

An early-morning incident on July 25, 2017 in which an alleged drug-impaired driver was reported to be driving on Route 41 in unincorporated Gurnee (Newport Township) is discussed in the July 25, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan man suffers opioid overdose behind the wheel, officials say” as well as the July 25 Grayslake Patch article titled “Lake County Deputies Revive Unconscious, Opioid-Overdosed Driver Cruising Route 41.”

An excerpt from the Grayslake Patch article:

Deputies revived an unresponsive driver Tuesday after he overdosed on opioids while cruising down Route 41, where he caused an accident and a bit of commotion.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were called just after midnight on Tuesday to Route 41 and Searns School Road in unincorporated Gurnee for a report of a reckless driver. A witness following the driver of a Dodge Charger who was northbound on Route 41 said he was unable to stay in his lane.

The driver was identified as a 54-year-old man from Waukegan.  His car’s tires and rims were badly damaged when the Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived.

Two excerpts from the Lake County News-Sun article:

This marks the third time this year a person has been found by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office unresponsive in a vehicle because of an overdose, Sgt. Christopher Covelli said, pointing to a January crash where a driver was found unresponsive, and a March incident where a vehicle was found on the roadway with its driver unconscious.

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The intention is to charge the man with driving under the influence and other traffic-related offenses at that point, Covelli said, adding that since he has not been formally charged yet, the Sheriff’s Office was not releasing his name.

Additional details can be seen in the 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 North Chicago Crash Involving Car And Semi Truck

There was a fatal crash Friday afternoon (July 7, 2017) in North Chicago.

According to information provided by the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 2:00 p.m. near the intersection of Waukegan Road and Buckley Road.

The crash involved a Nissan Rogue that struck the rear of a semi truck after the semi truck had stopped to turn onto Route 173 from Route 43 (Waukegan Road).

The driver of the Rogue, identified as Cristina Mier, 25, of Lake Forest, died at the accident scene.  Her 21-month son died after being taken to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

A 27-year-old passenger was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and was in good condition.

An excerpt from the July 11, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article (with remembrances) titled “Lake Forest mother, young son killed in crash with semi…“: 

North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team are investigating, according to the news release from Coroner Howard Cooper.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above as well as the July 11 Lake Forest Patch article titled “Lake Forest Mom And Toddler Killed In North Chicago 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.

Round Lake Beach Multi-Car Accident On July 4, 2017

There was a five-car collision Tuesday night (July 4, 2017) in Round Lake Beach.

According to information provided by the Round Lake Beach Police Department, the collisions occurred after the Village fireworks.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the Lake County News-Sun article of July 5, 2017, titled “Three injured in Round Lake Beach crash following Fourth of July fireworks display“:

But at the old Kmart parking lot on Rollins Road, where a large crowd had parked to take in the fireworks, a man in a pick-up truck slammed into the vehicle in front of his, then he put it in reverse and hit the vehicle behind him, driving that vehicle into another vehicle, said Deputy Chief Michael Scott of the Round Lake Beach Police Department.

The car then went forward again, and in doing so the vehicle in front of it into another car.

As a result of the five-car collision, three people were injured with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

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

Car Drives Into Retention Pond In Round Lake Beach

There was a large amount of rain experienced through the Northern Chicago area Wednesday night (June 28, 2017).

An accident occurred in Round Lake Beach in which a car drove into a retention pond.  A woman and her three children were rescued from the car.

The accident is described in a various of media sources, including the June 30 Northwest Herald article titled “Three children, mother rescued from sinking car in Round Lake Beach retention pond” as well as the June 30 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Passerbys Save Woman, 3 Children From Car In Retention Pond.”

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article:

Round Lake Beach Police Deputy Chief Michael Scott said that police responded to the parking lot at 906 E. Rollins Road at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.

Scott said, “Due to the large amount of rain, the retention area on the south side of the parking lot (between Rollins Road and the parking lot) had filled to the point where a driver thought it was a continuation of the parking lot.”

The car’s driver drove south through the parking lot and directly into the water.

The car reported sank quickly and filled with water.  Two people who were passing by the accident scene rescued the mother and her children.

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