Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Barrington Hills Pedestrian Accident At Dundee Road And Potter Lane

A Barrington Hills pedestrian accident has led to the death of a 28-year-old man. The accident occurred on Saturday (January 19, 2019) night.

Details on this Barrington Hills pedestrian accident appear to be somewhat limited at this time. The reason for the accident and the party at fault does not yet appear to be publicly disclosed.

An excerpt from the January 20, 2019 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pedestrian hit by car and killed in Barrington Hills late Saturday“:

At about 11:50 p.m. Barrington Hills emergency responders were called to the intersection of Dundee Road and Potter Lane for a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers found a 28-year-old man who had been struck, according to the Barrington Hills Police Department. East Dundee Fire Department paramedics rushed the man to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The man’s identity had not been released Sunday morning.

The man who was hit by the car was later identified as Michael Buchholz, 28, of Carpentersville. He was walking his dog at the time of the accident.

An accident investigation will determine the cause of the crash and the factors involved.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Barrington Hills pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 21 Daily Herald article titled “Man dies after being hit by car in Barrington Hills.”

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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 Pedestrian Crash On Wilson Road South Of Rollins Road

There was a fatal Ingleside crash Saturday (December 15, 2018).  The accident happened in the area of Wilson Road, south of Rollins Road.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies went to the accident scene at approximately 5:30 p.m.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Ingleside pedestrian crash, from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of December 15, 2018 titled “Pedestrian Fatal Ingleside Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2016 Jeep Patriot, driven by an 18-year-old female of Lake Villa Township was traveling southbound on Wilson Road, south of Rollins Road.  As she was traveling southbound, she struck a pedestrian that entered the roadway.  The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Jeep was uninjured and is cooperating with the investigation.  

The pedestrian did not carry identification, and was initially only identified as a young adult female.  She was later identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as Sydney Weber, 16, of Fox Lake.

Those who may have information concerning this accident are asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or the Lake County Coroner’s Office at 847-377-2200.

This fatal Ingleside pedestrian crash remains under investigation.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is conducting the traffic accident investigation.

On this site, various aspects of Lake County pedestrian accidents – including injuries typically involved as well as what to do if you are hit by a vehicle – is discussed on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page.  As discussed on that page, pedestrian accidents are notable in both the range of injuries that can result, as well as the severity of injuries that typically occur.  As seen in the fatal Ingleside pedestrian crash summarized above, often these injuries result in a fatality.  Given the potential serious nature of pedestrian accident injuries, there are many reasons as to why both the medical and legal issues that result after a person is hit by a vehicle should receive immediate attention. 

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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 Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident On Route 45

There was a fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident Sunday (October 18, 2018) night.  The pedestrian, who was hit by a SUV, died at the accident scene.

Details regarding the accident appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

According to the Lindenhurst Police Department, this fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident happened as a pedestrian was attempting to cross Route 45 south of Sand Lake Road at approximately 5:25 p.m.  At that time, she was hit by a 2011 Nissan Rogue that was southbound on Route 45 at the time of the collision.  The pedestrian was later identified as Victoria Sowka, 61, of Lindenhurst.

The Nissan Rogue was being driven by a 38-year-old man.

An excerpt concerning this fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident, from the November 19 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Woman crossing Route 45 struck and killed in Lindenhurst“:

The Major Crash Assistance Team and the Lake County Coroner’s Office are assisting in the Lindenhurst police investigation. Police are asking that anyone with information on the incident call 847-356-5400.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 19 Grayslake Patch article titled “Pedestrian Dies in Lindenhurst Collision.”

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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 Round Lake Beach Pedestrian Accident On Route 83

There was a fatal Round Lake Beach pedestrian accident Monday (October 22, 2018) evening.  The accident happened on Route 83 near Monaville Road.

This fatal Round Lake Beach pedestrian accident happened as a man walking a bicycle and carrying groceries was attempting to cross Route 83  heading east.  Shortly before 7:00 p.m. he was struck by a southbound car.  The car was driven by a 26-year-old woman from Lindenhurst who was driving a Ford Taurus.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  He was identified as Francisco Suarez Lopez, 67, of Round Lake Beach. According to preliminary autopsy results, the Lake County Coroner’s Office says he died from blunt force injuries caused by blunt force trauma.

An excerpt regarding the crash and the accident investigation, from the October 24, 2018 Grayslake Patch article titled “Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Round Lake Beach Identified“:

Round Lake Beach Police Department and the coroner’s office are continuing to investigate his death, no citations had been issued as of Tuesday pending further investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Round Lake Beach pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 24 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Pedestrian identified after fatal crash in Round Lake Beach.”

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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.

Pedestrian Accidents In Lake County And The Resulting Injuries

Pedestrian accidents in Lake County, as well as elsewhere, typically lead to a range of serious accident injuries.  When a person is hit by a vehicle, the person’s body is often subject to very strong and unnatural physical forces.  On this site, Lake County pedestrian accidents and the injuries they have caused are discussed on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page.  Individual pedestrian accidents in Lake County, many of which have resulted in fatalities, are summarized in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.

One type of injury that can occur when a vehicle hits a person is a head injury.  As discussed on the “Head Injuries That Occur During Accidents” page, there are many types of brain injuries that can vary significantly in severity and impact on one’s health and vitality.  While some minor concussions can cause issues that may take a couple of weeks to recover from, other brain injuries can have much greater health impacts.  Many brain injuries that result from vehicle accidents have resulted in fatalities.  For non-fatal serious brain injuries, the adverse health impact can last for months, if not indefinitely.  Depending upon the type of brain injury, hospitalization, surgery, and/or significant amounts of physical and occupational rehabilitation may be required, as well as other forms of medical treatment and care.

On August 10, 2018 there was a Lindenhurst pedestrian accident involving a 5-year-old girl (Leah Dinchak.)  This accident was discussed in two posts, the latest being “Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Update Concerning Girl’s Injuries.”  In that August 23 post, her injuries and condition were discussed.

On October 10, 2018 NBC Chicago ran a segment (video and article) titled “‘Better Than Ever’:  5-Year-Old Girl Recovering After Van Accident Left Her In Coma” that provided additional information concerning Leah’s condition as well as her rehabilitation.  An upcoming benefit is also mentioned.

Two excerpts from the article:

Just two months ago Leah fell into a coma after she was hit by a van in Lindenhurst. She suffered brain swelling and an injury to her spine, yet not one broken bone.

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Stephany Kunzweiler, Leah’s physical therapist, is key to her progress.

“It’s almost as if she needs to relearn all of her motor skills again like she was when she was an infant,” Kunzweiler said.

Additional details regarding pedestrian accidents in Lake County, including Leah’s accident and subsequent recovery and rehabilitation, 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.