Category Archives: Car Accidents

Lake County Sheriff’s Duputy Was Involved In A Collision In Hainesville

A Lake County Sheriff’s Duputy was involved in a collision early Friday (June 29, 2018) morning in Hainesville.  One driver was injured as a result of the crash.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved a collision between the squad car and another vehicle.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 29, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver hurt in crash with Lake County Sheriff’s squad car in Hainesville“:

A deputy with the sheriff’s K-9 Unit was driving a squad car south on Hainseville Road about 4:40 a.m. when it was hit by a vehicle that was westbound on Washington Street, according to the sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli. The deputy was on his way to a missing person investigation in another village and the squad car’s emergency lights were on at the time.

The driver of the car that collided with the squad car was injured during the collision, and taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.  Those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The Sheriff’s Duputy as well as the police dog were not injured.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Grayslake Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this incident in which a Lake County Sheriff’s Duputy was involved in a collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the 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.

Fatal SUV Accident In Kildeer Involving Loss Of Vehicle Control

There was a fatal SUV accident in Kildeer Monday (June 25, 2018) morning.  This car accident appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control.  The reason for the loss of control has not yet been determined;  the accident remains under investigation.

According to the Kildeer Police Department, the fatal SUV accident in Kildeer involved the vehicle striking a tree at approximately 6:30 a.m., as the car was being driving on Quentin Road near Hidden Valley Road.

The car, a Nissan Murano, burst into flames after the crash.

An excerpt from the June 25, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Man dies after crash on Quentin Road in Kildeer“:

Investigators have not determined whether a medical problem or another vehicle caused the driver to crash, Balinski said. The Lake County coroner’s office will perform an autopsy.

The driver, a 27-year-old man later identified as Marwan Hmadi of Des Plaines, was pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Barrington.

The accident investigation, including an accident reconstruction, is being overseen by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County SUV crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the 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.

Driver Dies After Car Drove Into A Pond In Libertyville

A car drove into a pond Monday (June 4, 2018) evening in Libertyville.  The driver of a car later died.

Details regarding the incident are limited at this time.  It is unknown if the crash involved a loss of control as the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to Libertyville Police, the car was partially submerged in a pond near Route 45 and Northwind Boulevard.  The driver was later identified as Abner Abdiel Melgar-Barrientos, 36, of Round Lake Beach.

An excerpt regarding the fatal crash, from the June 5, 2018 Libertyville Review article titled “Driver dies after car pulled from pond near Route 45 in Libertyville“:

Dispatch first received calls at about 4:46 p.m. Monday. Several fire department rescue teams from throughout Lake County were requested in an effort to rescue the driver from the submerged car, according to the police statement.

The crash is being investigated by the Libertyville Police Department, the Lake County Coroner’s Office and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County crash in which a car drove into a pond can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the June 5 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Person dead after driving into pond in Libertyville.”

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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.

Wauconda Township Car Crash Critically Injures Driver

A car crash critically injures driver in Wauconda Township on May 31, 2018.  The crash involved a car that left the roadway after an apparent loss of control.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of June 1, 2018, titled “Critical Wauconda Township Crash“:

On May 31, 2018, at approximately 11:00PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of West Ivanhoe Road and West Brown Road, Wauconda Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they located a 2018 Subaru WRX with extensive damage.  The driver of the vehicle, a 51 year-old man of Island Lake, was unconscious and entrapped inside the vehicle.

The man was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries.  Those injuries were critical injuries and were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

A preliminary investigation indicated that before the crash the driver was heading northbound on West Brown Road.  For a currently undetermined reason, he failed to negotiate a curve, and the car left the roadway and struck a tree.

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

Another excerpt from the media release:

Crash investigators are working to determine if speed, alcohol, or illegal substances were contributing factors to the crash.

An incident in which a car crash critically injures driver is further discussed 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.

Driver Who Fell Asleep While Driving Involved In Route 176 Accident

There was a car accident Friday (May 18, 2018) morning on Route 176 near Mundelein.  The crash is being attributed to a driver who fell asleep while driving, i.e. “falling asleep at the wheel.”

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the loss of control accident occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Route 176 near Hawley Street.  Two cars and a truck were involved in the crash.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 18, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Route 176 near Mundelein reopens after 3-vehicle crash“:

A Waukegan man was driving west in an Infiniti G35 and fell asleep behind the wheel, a Lake County sheriff’s police spokesman said.

His car hit a Nicor truck driven by a 55-year-old Carpentersville man and then a Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 58-year-old Fox River Grove woman. Both of those vehicles were headed east.

Following the two collisions, the Infiniti came to a rest after driving down an embankment.

The driver of the Infiniti was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, as was the truck driver.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze also went to the hospital for medical treatment.

None of the accident injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the Infiniti, identified as Oliver Lopez, 20, was ticketed as seen in the article mentioned above.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County accident involving a driver who fell asleep while driving can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the 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.