Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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.

also:

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.

Woman Was Fatally Struck By A Car In Mundelein

A woman was fatally struck by a car Sunday (September 23, 2018) in Mundelein.  This fatal Lake County pedestrian accident occurred on Route 45 (Lake Street) Sunday evening.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash and the party at fault does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Mundelein Police, the woman was fatally struck by a car as she was attempting to cross Route 45 just south of Hickory Street.  Police were called to the accident scene at 7:44 p.m.

The woman was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  She was pronounced dead there.

In that area the roadway is four lanes wide.

An excerpt regarding this fatal accident, from the September 24, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Mundelein woman killed when hit by car on Route 45“:

The driver of the car, a 53-year-old Vernon Hills resident, also was taken to Condell for testing. There were no obvious indications that alcohol or drugs were involved, police said.

At this time, the driver has not been charged or ticketed, police said. However, the crash is still under investigation by Mundelein police and the Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details regarding this accident in which a woman was fatally struck by a car can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the September 24 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman hit, killed by car while crossing street in Mundelein.”

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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.

Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Update Concerning Girl’s Injuries

In the “Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Critically Injures 5-Year-Old Girl” post, an August 10, 2018 Lindenhurst pedestrian accident is summarized.  At that time, the girl that was hit by a minivan was reported to be in critical condition but the type of injuries she sustained were not disclosed.

The August 23, 2018 NBC Chicago segment (article with video) titled “Thousands Rally Around 5-Year-Old Girl Unconscious After Tragic Accident at Suburban Fest” provides an update concerning the girl, identified as Leah Dinchak.  [the article also provides the GoFundMe page]

An excerpt from the article:

A tragic accident in a northern Chicago suburb has left the family of a 5-year-old girl wondering if she’ll ever fully recover.

Leah Dinchak has been unconscious for nearly two weeks after she was hit by a minivan as her family crossed a street in Lindenhurst on their way to Lindenfest.

“Every minute feels like an hour,” said the young girl’s father Blake Dinchak.

Doctors said Leah suffered brain injuries in the accident.

As further discussed on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page, pedestrian accidents are notable in that there are a broad range of serious injuries that can occur when a person is hit by a vehicle.  Among the most problematical type of injury that can result is a brain injury.  While some traumatic brain injuries – such as minor concussions – may have temporary adverse health impacts there are many other types of brain injuries that can have significant – if not substantial – detrimental impacts on one’s health, functioning, and quality of life.

Brain injuries can be very complex in nature and can lead to a significant need for short-term and possibly long-term medical care.

Various aspects of traumatic brain injuries are further discussed on the “Concussions And Other Head Injuries” page.

Additional information concerning this Lindenhurst pedestrian accident, as well as traumatic brain injuries, 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.

Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Critically Injures 5-Year-Old Girl

There was a Lindenhurst pedestrian accident Friday (August 10, 2018) evening in which a minivan hit a 5-year-old girl.  The girl remains in critical condition.

Details on this Lake County pedestrian accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The cause of the accident is not clear.  The accident remains under investigation.

An excerpt concerning this Lindenhurst pedestrian accident, referencing Lindenhurst Police, from the August 13, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Authorities:  Child seriously injured in crash near Lindenhurst“:

The child was struck by a 2007 Dodge minivan as she was crossing Grand Avenue from Hillcrest Lane about 7 p.m., police Cmdr. Eric Senica said. She was with her mother at the time.

The girl was taken to the hospital by the Lake Villa Fire Protection District and remains in critical condition, Senica said. The 16-year-old driver of the minivan was not injured, he said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lindenhurst Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Those with information concerning this Lindenhurst pedestrian accident should call the Lindenhurst Police Department at (847) 356-5400.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident that seriously injured a girl can be found in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 13 Lindenhurst Patch article titled “Young Child Hit By Minivan, Critically Injured:  Police.”

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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.