Category Archives: Car Accidents

Shields Township Car Crash On Route 41 Leads To Four People Injured

There was a Shields Township car crash that resulted in injuries on September 15, 2018.  The accident happened on southbound Route 41, north of Route 176.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident scene at 8:05 p.m.

An excerpt from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office September 17, 2018 media release titled “Waukegan Man Intentionally Causes Traffic Crash in Shields Township, Injuring 1-Year-Old“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2008 Honda, driven by a 22-year-old female of Waukegan, was traveling southbound on Route 41, north of Route 176.  The vehicle was also occupied by a front seat passenger, Derwin E. Guadarrama-Jimenez, 22, of the 100 block of South Elmwood Avenue, Waukegan, a 15-year-old boy back seat passenger, and a 1-year-old male back seat passenger.

Guadarrama-Jimenez was engaged in a verbal argument with the driver as they traveled on Route 41.  During the argument, Guadarrama-Jimenez intentionally grabbed the steering wheel and turned it, as the vehicle was in motion.  This caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

After this Shields Township car crash, the driver and 1-year-old were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of their accident injuries.  The 1-year-old was later transferred to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with critical injuries.

Guadarrama-Jimenez and the 15-year-old were taken to Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Another excerpt from the media release:

Guadarrama-Jimenez was released from the hospital, arrested, and charged with two counts of Reckless Conduct (one being a Class 4 Felony and one being Class A Misdemeanor).

Guadarrama-Jimenez remains held in the Lake County Jail on $75,000.00 bail.  He is next due in court on September 18, 2018 at 1:30PM in courtroom T110.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Shields Township car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

Beach Park SUV Accident Results In Life-Threatening Injuries

There was a Beach Park SUV accident Monday (September 10. 2018) that seriously injured the driver.  This Beach Park SUV accident appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control that happened for a currently undisclosed or undetermined reason.  Following the loss of control the SUV left the roadway and the subsequent crash left the driver with life-threatening injuries.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 11, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Beach Park Critical Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2014 Jeep Patriot, driven by a 45-year-old woman of Waukegan, was traveling southbound on Sheridan Road, just north of Beach Road.  As the driver approached Beach Road, for an unknown reason, she left the roadway (on the west side of the road).  The Jeep struck the curb, light-standard control box, and a brick wall.  The Jeep then rolled.

The driver was extricated from the Jeep by by Beach Park Fire/Rescue and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of what were considered to be life-threatening injuries.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Beach Park SUV accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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 Waukegan Collision On York House Road Leads To A Fatality

There was a fatal Waukegan collision that was a “head-on” collision Thursday (August 23, 2018) in Waukegan.  The collision occurred along York House Road.

According to Waukegan Police, the fatal Waukegan collision occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on York House Road at East End Avenue.  At that time, a Dodge Charger heading westbound crossed over the center line and hit an eastbound Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang, identified as a man in his 70s from Beach Park, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.  At the time of the crash he was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Dodge Charger, a man in his 60s, along with a woman and girl passenger, all from Alaska, were taken to a hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  They were treated and released.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of August 24, 2018 titled “Man killed, 3 hurt in Waukegan head-on crash“:

The driver was cited for improper lane usage, police said. Toxicology testing for him was pending. The crash remained under investigation Friday.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Waukegan collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 24 Grayslake Patch article titled “Beach Park Man Dead After Head-On Crash In Waukegan.”

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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.

Route 41 Car Crash At Old Elm Road Injures Driver

There was a Route 41 car crash Friday (August 17, 2018) night at Old Elm Road.  The crash involved a Subaru Outback that ran into the back of a semi truck.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of Route 41.  Emergency crews were called to the accident scene shortly after 10 p.m.

An excerpt regarding this Route 41 car crash, from the August 20, 2018 Lake Forest Patch article (with accident scene photos) titled “Helicopter Rescues Northbrook Woman After Fiery Lake Forest Crash“:

First responders found a 2009 black Subaru Outback had smashed into the back of the semi truck at a high rate of speed and burst into flames. The station wagon had come to a halt inches from the back of the semi after becoming wedged underneath, stopped only by the back wheels of its trailer.

The front of the Subaru caught fire.  First responders had to put out the fire and extricate the driver, who has been identified as a woman from Northbrook.

After being extricated from the car, the woman was flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of her accident injuries.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured during the collision.

This Route 41 car crash accident investigation is being conducted by The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 18 Daily Herald article titled “1 hurt in Lake Forest crash on Route 41.”

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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.

Buffalo Grove Single-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Driver

There was a Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash early Thursday (August 16, 2018) morning, resulting in the driver being seriously injured.

Details on this Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

The crash involved a pickup truck – with a trailer – veering off of Route 22 between Buffalo Grove Road and Prairie Road shortly before 4:00 a.m.  It is not publicly disclosed what caused this apparent loss of vehicle control.  The pickup truck crashed into a utility pole, after which the truck caught fire.

The driver, identified only as a 35-year-old man from Elgin, was seriously injured and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.  His injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

As seen in accident scene photos –  such as that seen in the August 16, 2018 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Driver seriously injured in Buffalo Grove crash” –  there was extensive damage to the truck.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 16 Buffalo Grove Patch article titled “Truck Starts On Fire, 1 Seriously Injured In 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.