Fatal Tri-State Tollway Crash Near Route 176 Involving ISP Trooper

There has been a fatal Tri-State Tollway crash near Route 176. This fatal Tri-State Tollway crash is being attributed to a “wrong-way” driver. The person killed was an Illinois State Police (ISP) Trooper identified as Gerald Ellis, 36. At the time of the crash Ellis was driving home as his shift had ended. The crash …

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“Head-On Collision” In Highland Park

There was a two-car accident Wednesday night (February 24, 2016) in Highland Park.  The accident happened on Clavey Road near Aspen Lane.  The crash involved one car that was traveling in the wrong direction. According to Highland Park Police, the crash happened at approximately 8:30 p.m., as a car traveling eastbound in the westbound lane …

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Driver Arrested After Driving In The Wrong Direction On I-290 Near Schaumburg, Illinois

There was another Chicago-area “wrong-way driver” incident this morning, this time on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Victor H. Rocha, 34, of Chicago, was arrested at approximately 2:30 a.m. and charged, according to the Illinois State Police, with felony aggravated DUI and ticketed for driving in the wrong direction. He was also charged with operating a …

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Follow-up To January 13, 2012 Lincolnshire, Illinois “Wrong-Way” Driver Accident

This blog post is an update to the blog post of January 14, titled “‘Wrong-Way’ Driver in Lincolnshire, Illinois Involved In Accident.” The man driving the SUV in the wrong direction in Lincolnshire, John Warsaw, 63, was in Lake County court on Thursday regarding that January 13 accident.  Warsaw was charged with reckless homicide and …

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Driving In The Wrong Direction – Recent Incidents

In the recent past there have been a variety of “wrong-way” driver incidents on Chicago area expressways. Some of these incidents involved accidents, including fatal accidents. Here is a list, in reverse chronological order, of “wrong-way” driver incidents that have been widely reported, along with links to the relevant Elman Law Group blog posts concerning …

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