Wauconda Fatal Collision On Route 12 Near Route 59

A Wauconda fatal collision occurred early Thursday (April 16, 2020) morning. This Wauconda fatal collision involved a driver traveling in the wrong direction. The fatal crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the April 16, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “2 killed, 1 seriously injured after wrong-way crash in …

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Driving In The Wrong Direction Accidents In Lake County

Driving in the wrong direction on a highway or other roadway continues to pose a substantial traffic safety risk. On this site traffic accidents in which someone has been driving in the wrong direction are seen in posts under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category. As seen in those accidents, many have resulted in serious injuries. Often, …

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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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