Category Archives: Car Accidents

Rollover Crashes In Lake County Including A Lake Zurich Crash

Rollover crashes are among the most serious types of vehicle accidents. Due to many factors, including the high physical forces exerted on vehicle occupants, these rollover crashes often result in serious accident injuries. Various characteristics of vehicle rollover accidents, including their various causes and characteristics, are discussed on the “Lake County Rollover Accidents” page. As discussed on that page, in crashes of this type in which the vehicle occupants are not wearing seat belts, there is an increased risk of serious accident injuries as the vehicle occupants are vulnerable to be ejected (i.e. thrown from) the vehicle.

There was a SUV rollover accident early Saturday (February 2, 2019) morning in Lake Zurich. The incident, with video of the actual accident, is discussed in the February 6, 2019 Chicago Tribune article titled “Rollover crash caught on dashcam leads to DUI charge: Lake Zurich police.”

As discussed in the article, the crash occurred on U.S. Route 12, and appears to involve a loss of vehicle control. The driver was hospitalized after the crash.

An excerpt from the article concerning the charges faced by the driver,
Adam Babczak, 21, of Des Plaines:

After his release from the hospital, Lake Zurich police said, Babczak was cited with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage, failure to signal, illegal transportation of an open alcoholic beverage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to wear a safety belt.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional discussion concerning rollover crashes and the potential for injuries, as well as additional details and possible updates concerning the Lake Zurich rollover crash highlighted, 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 Wadsworth Traffic Accident At Route 41 And Wadsworth Road

There was a fatal Wadsworth traffic accident Sunday (December 16, 2018) night along Route 41.  The accident lead to the death of a motorist.

This fatal Wadsworth traffic accident involved a car “rear-ending” a semi truck.  Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the accident scene at approximately 10:15 p.m.

The accident is discussed in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of December 17, 2018 titled “Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash.”

An excerpt:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2012 Freightliner Tractor/Trailer, driven by a 46-year-old man of Alger, Ohio, was northbound on Route 41.  The driver of the Freightliner stopped at a red light at Wadsworth Road.  When the light turned green, the driver of the Freightliner started to accelerate and was struck in the rear by a northbound 2005 Chrysler 300 (positive driver identification pending).  According to a witness, the Chrysler was traveling at a high-rate of speed just prior to the crash.

The driver of the Chrysler died at the accident scene. He was later identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as Roderick Richardson, 47, of Kenosha, WI.

This fatal Wadsworth traffic accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.  

Speed as a contributing factor to crashes is discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page.  As discussed on that page, for many reasons driving at excessive speed increases both the possibility of a crash, and also the seriousness of accident injuries.  

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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 Ingleside Car Crash Involving “Head-On” Collision

There was a fatal Ingleside car crash early Saturday (December 15, 2018) morning.  The car crash was a “head-on collision” that involved two cars. 

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a December 15, 2018 media release titled “Fatal Ingleside Traffic Crash,” Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene of this fatal Ingleside car crash at approximately 12:10 a.m.  The accident scene was in the vicinity of Route 134 and North Robin Road.

An excerpt from the media release:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2002 Acura TL, driven by a 23-year-old man of Ingleside, was traveling westbound on Route 134, just east of Robin Road.  A 2000 Buick Century, driven by a 72-year-old man of Round Lake, was traveling eastbound in the same area.  For an unknown reason, the Acura TL entered the eastbound lanes of traffic and struck the Buick Century head-on.

The driver of the Acura was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Preliminary information suggests he was not wearing a seatbelt.  The driver of the Buick sustained minor injuries.  The only passenger in the Buick, a 72-year-old woman of Round Lake, sustained critical injuries.  Both the driver and the passenger in the Buick were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center via ambulance.

The deceased driver of the Acura was subsequently identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as Feliciano Hernandez-Saucedo, of Ingleside.  According to preliminary autopsy results, he died from injuries caused by blunt force trauma. 

This fatal Ingleside car crash remains under investigation.  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 Ingleside car crash can be seen in the media release mentioned above, as well as the December 16, 2018 Grayslake Patch article titled “1 Dead, 1 in Critical Condition in Lake Co. 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.

Blizzard Conditions Contribute To Many Lake County Crashes

Blizzard conditions throughout northern Illinois, including Lake County, have contributed to many car accidents throughout the county.  Snowfall began on Sunday, November 25 and continued overnight into Monday morning.

Throughout the county snowfall totals generally ranged from 6 to 10 inches.  However, making driving conditions especially problematical were blizzard conditions including high winds (gusts up to 60 mph) which at times contributed to whiteout conditions.  As well, ice was prevalent on road surfaces.

Among the types of accidents seen in the area during these blizzard conditions and afterward were many “slide-offs,” spinouts, and truck jackknifes.

There were many reported Lake County car accidents.  A review of county crash data shows that the accidents were distributed throughout Lake County.   So far, there have been no fatalities reported due to these crashes; injury information is not yet available.

Among the crashes included those on:

  • Eastbound IL Rte 22 at Quentin Rd in Kildeer
  • Sheridan Road at Greenwood Ave in Waukegan
  • US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 173 in Wadsworth
  • US Hwy 12 north of Big Hollow Rd in Fox Lake
  • Northbound I-94 south of IL Rte 22 in Lake Forest
  • Long Grove Road east of US Hwy 12 in Long Grove
  • US Hwy 41 south of Wadsworth Road in Wadsworth
  • Northbound Quentin Road north of Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Northbound US Hwy 45 north of IL Rte 132
  • Northbound IL Rte 21 at IL Rte 120 in Gurnee
  • IL Rte 43 (Waukegan Road) at Everett Rd in Lake Forest
  • Buffalo Grove Road south of Aptakisic Road in Buffalo Grove
  • Southbound IL Rte 21 at Casey Road
  • US Hwy 45 north of IL Rte 132
  • Westbound Grand Ave west of McAree Road in Waukegan
  • Sheridan Road at 14th St in North Chicago
  • Southbound I94 south of Deerfield Rd in Deerfield
  • IL Rte 137 east of River Road in Green Oaks
  • IL Rte 21 at Golf Road in Libertyville
  • Southbound US Hwy 41 at IL Rte 137 in North Chicago

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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 Traffic Crash On Milwaukee Avenue Injures Four People

There was a serious Buffalo Grove traffic crash early Wednesday (November 7, 2018) evening.  Four people were injured during this Buffalo Grove traffic crash, which involved two vehicles colliding on Milwaukee Avenue.

This Buffalo Grove traffic crash happened at 5:02 p.m. on Milwaukee Avenue at Prague Avenue, which is just north of Lake Cook Road.

The cause of the collision has yet to be publicly disclosed.  However, as seen in an accident scene photo, the crash involved both vehicles being involved in a front collision that could have been a “head-on collision.”  The vehicles involved appear to be a SUV and pickup truck.

As a result of the collision, two people were trapped in vehicles, and had to be extricated.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Buffalo Grove traffic crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 8, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2 trapped in vehicles after crash in Buffalo Grove” as well as the November 7 Daily Herald articel (with accident scene photo) titled “4 hospitalized after serious crash in Buffalo Grove.”

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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.