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Fatal Libertyville Township Crash On Peterson Road

There was a fatal Libertyville Township crash Saturday (March 2, 2019) on Peterson Road near Route 137. The crash was a collision between a car and minivan.

As often discussed on this site, frontal collisions between two vehicles traveling in opposite directions (which can be “head-on collisions”) often lead to serious accident injuries, and in many cases fatalities to various vehicle occupants. In this fatal Libertyville Township crash, the driver of one of the vehicles passed away from his accident injuries, and two other people were injured and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m., as a 21-year-old Waukegan man was driving a Mazda 6 westbound on Peterson Road. At that time, for a currently undetermined reason, there was an apparent loss of vehicle control and the car crossed the median and drove into oncoming traffic.

The Mazda struck an oncoming Toyota Sienna minivan that was driven by a 45-year-old woman by Johnsburg. There was also an 8-year child passenger in the car.

The man driving the Mazda was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead.

The woman and the child passenger in the minivan were also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries. They were then released.

An autopsy is planned for the deceased driver of the Mazda, at which time his identity will be publicly disclosed.

This fatal Libertyville Township crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details regarding this fatal Lake County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 2, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “21-year-old from Waukegan killed in Libertyville Township crash” as well as the March 2 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan man killed in crash, woman and child injured.”

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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.  

Unincorporated Cary Traffic Crash Seriously Injures Driver

An unincorporated Cary traffic crash occurred on the evening of February 28, 2019. This unincorporated traffic crash appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control, resulting in a SUV crashing into a tree.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a March 1, 2019 media release titled “Serious Unincorporated Cary Traffic Crash,” Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene at 10:50 p.m. The crash occurred in the vicinity of West Fox River Road and West Short Street.

An excerpt from the release:

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found a single-vehicle (2013 Toyota Highlander), which struck a tree.  The Toyota sustained significant damage and the driver, a 57-year-old man of McHenry, was entrapped inside the vehicle.  

Preliminary investigation shows the man was traveling eastbound on Fox River Road, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  Due to the serious damage, it took over an hour for the man to be extricated from the vehicle. 

After extrication, the driver was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries. His injuries are considered to be serious in nature, although not life-threatening.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

The accident investigation of this unincorporated Cary traffic crash is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in various 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.  

Avon Township Crash At Rollins Road And Route 45

There was an Avon Township crash on Friday evening, February 22, 2019. This Avon Township crash happened at the intersection of Rollins Road and Route 45. The accident involved three vehicles.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Duputies were dispatched the accident scene at 6:40 p.m.

An excerpt from the media release from the February 23, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office titled “Serious Avon Township Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a 22-year-old man of Round Lake Beach was traveling eastbound on Rollins Road.  The traffic light for Rollins Road traffic at Route 45 was red.  The driver of the Chevrolet disobeyed the red light and entered the intersection, striking a northbound 2005 Honda Accord, driven by a 33-year-old man of Grayslake.  The Honda then struck a 2013 Subaru Legacy (which was stopped facing westbound on Rollins Road just east of the intersection), driven by a 54-year-old man of Third Lake.

During this Avon Township crash, the driver of the Chevrolet was ejected (thrown from) from his SUV.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries. His injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  

The driver of the Honda was also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  

The occupants of the Subaru – the driver and a 16-year-old female passenger – were uninjured.

The accident investigation of this Avon Township crash is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County multi-vehicle accident 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.  

Drivers On Drugs And The Accident Injuries Involved

Drivers on drugs continues to be a major traffic safety issue. While there are many drugs that such drivers typically use before – or during – driving, among the most common are marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin. Also, “huffing” and sniffing of chemicals sometimes occurs, which also can lead to serious levels of impairment and an inability to adequately control a vehicle.

Accidents caused by drivers on drugs have occurred throughout the Chicago area, including some in Lake County. As seen in these accidents, injuries are often serious in nature, and some are life-threatening and can lead to fatalities. In many of these accidents,

On this site, the subject of drug-impaired drivers is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page. As seen on that page, the level of impairment various significantly depending on many factors. However, if “mixed drug” use occurs and/or alcohol is consumed during the drug use, the level of impairment will likely increase, perhaps substantially. Also, many of this “drugged driving” involves speeding, which further can increase the odds of a serious accident occurring.

Recently, there have been two incidents alleging involving drivers on drugs. The first one is mentioned in a Highland Park Patch article of February 12, 2019. As seen in that article, the driver was arrested in Highland Park and charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop.

In another incident, involving alleged multiple collisions in Riverside, the driver was charged after allegedly driving while on heroin. That accident is discussed in the February 3, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Police: Driver high on heroin during series of hit-and-run crashes in Riverside.”

Additional details regarding drivers on drugs and the serious accident injuries that can occur 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.  

Roadways Prone To Accidents In The Chicago Area

Roadways prone to accidents can occur for many reasons. Among these reasons are overly complicated roadway designs; too much traffic for a given roadway; a lack of suitable traffic control devices; and too little traffic safety enforcement. As well, in addition to these factors, accidents with injuries are more prone to happen if vehicles are traveling at excessive speed. Vehicles traveling at excessive speed is problematical for many reasons, as further discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page.

These roadways prone to accidents are a traffic safety concern as they often lead to accidents with injuries.  In the Chicago area there are many intersections which are considered due to various reasons to be “dangerous intersections” or intersections in which accidents frequently occur.  A broad range of accident types can occur, including “T-bone crashes”, “rear-end collisions,” pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.  Often, a history of frequent accidents will lead to changes in the design of the roadways and intersections to reduce the possibility of additional accidents.

NBC Chicago ran a segment (video and article) on February 6, 2019 titled “Chicago-Area Drivers Navigate ‘Confusing’ Intersections.”  The video shows various roadways and intersections in the Chicago area – including those in Chicago, several in DuPage County, and some commentary regarding roundabouts in Lake County

An excerpt from the article:

NBC 5 Investigates contacted transportation experts and dozens of area police departments to learn what they considered to be the potentially confusing new or old roadway designs.

With regard to roundabouts in Lake County, the video and article discuss the roundabout at
Riverwoods Road and Everett Road, and also mentions that there are 5 roundabouts in Lake County.

Additional details regarding these roadways prone to accidents can be seen in the segment.

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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.