Fatal Long Grove Car Crash Along Route 53 July 9, 2021

On Friday afternoon (July 9, 2021) afternoon there was a fatal Long Grove car crash. This Long Grove car crash occurred along Route 53 and involved a car that left the roadway and collided with a tree.

The accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article (with accident scene photos) of July 12 titled “Authorities identify Buffalo Grove man killed in crash with tree in Long Grove.” An excerpt, mentioning the driver of the vehicle, Aleksey Soldatenkov, 28, of Buffalo Grove:

A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Toyota was traveling southwest on Route 53.

Covelli said that Soldatenkov, for unknown reasons, failed to properly negotiate a slight curve in the roadway.

The vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a large tree approximately 10 feet from the road.

Police have not said yet what caused the man to drive off the roadway. Toxicology results are still pending.

Soldatenkov was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

It is currently unknown what caused the vehicle to veer off of the roadway.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Long Grove car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Accidents that occur due to loss of vehicle control are further discussed on the “Lake County Loss Of Control Accidents” page. Loss of control continues to be a main reason for vehicle accidents. A driver can lose control of accidents for many reasons.

There can be many factors that can make a loss of control crash more physically traumatic to the driver and other vehicle occupants. For example, if the vehicle occupants are not wearing seat belts, there is an increased likelihood of more serious injuries. Another factor that can increase the risk of serious injuries is if the vehicle leaves the roadway.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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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 Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.