Two Crosswalk Accidents In Des Plaines

There were two accidents within the same crosswalk Thursday afternoon (July 23, 2015) in downtown Des Plaines.  The crosswalk is on Miner Street in front of the Sugar Bowl Restaurant.

Notably, the two accidents happened within roughly two hours of each other.

The first accident was a pedestrian accident that happened at 1:44 p.m., and involved a 69-year-old female pedestrian who was struck by a car while she was walking in the crosswalk.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article (with video) of July 23, 2015, titled “2 accidents within hours near same Des Plaines crosswalk“:

The woman was thrown several feet and was not responsive afterwards, according to a witness who works on the block.

The pedestrian was taken to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, and was reported to be in serious condition.

The second accident was a bicycle accident that involved a car hitting two 13-year-old girls who were riding their bicycles across the crosswalk at approximately 4:00 p.m.  The windshield of the car was shattered by the impact with one of the girls.  One of the girls suffered a skull fracture injury; the other girl suffered a fractured clavicle.

According to the Daily Herald article of July 24, 2015, titled “Two cited in Des Plaines crashes that happened within hours of each other” the driver of the first accident, an 88-year old woman, “was cited for driving on an expired license and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a roadway…”  The driver in the second accident, a 32-year-old woman, “was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a roadway and failure to exercise due caution.”

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two sources mentioned above, as well as the July 23, 2015 nbcchicago.com article (with video) titled “4 Pedestrians Hospitalized in 2 Separate Downtown Des Plaines Accidents.”

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Lawsuit Filed Regarding Chicago Police Chase

On Saturday (July 11, 2015) there was a fatal car accident in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

The accident involved a car that lost control and drove onto a sidewalk, thereby fatally striking a 13-month-old infant, Dillan Harris, who was in a stroller.  The car had been fleeing a police chase.

Now, the mother of Dillan Harris, Shatrelle McComb, has filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, against the City of Chicago and the police officers involved in the police chase that preceded the fatal accident.  The alleged driver of the car, Antoine Watkins, 21, was also named in the lawsuit.

Two excerpts from the CBS Chicago article of July 23, 2015, titled “Lawsuit:  Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler’s Death“:

Dillan’s mother, Shatrelle McComb, has sued 20 unnamed police officers, alleging they disregarded orders to halt a pursuit of Watkins, who allegedly was fleeing a fatal shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue. That shooting left 22-year-old Melvin Carr – a rapper known as Capo – dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

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According to the lawsuit, police supervisors instructed officers to stop the chase, because of the danger to pedestrians, but they continued their pursuit for another 20 minutes.

Additional details regarding this Illinois lawsuit can be found in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the July 23 Chicago Tribune article (with video and slideshow) titled “Mother sues city, police officers and driver in death of 13-month-old.”

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During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

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Cook County Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Motorcycle Accident

The fatal motorcycle accident of July 20, 2014 that led to the death of Tito M. Rodriguez Jr. was summarized in the post of that day titled “Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway.”

Recently, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by Winifred Rodriguez, the mother of Tito M. Rodriguez Jr., in the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the accident.  The lawsuit is filed against the City of Chicago and Cook County.

The lawsuit and the underlying fatal motorcycle accident is discussed in the July 17, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Family sues city after off-duty Chicago cop killed in crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

The lawsuit alleges that traffic posts were installed in the center median to control traffic and to deter motorists from moving from the express lanes into the local lanes.

But at the time of the crash, 11 traffic posts were missing, the suit claims.

The city, the suit alleges, carelessly and negligently operated, managed, maintained and controlled the expressway. Cook County is also named as a defendant.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Illinois “Chain Reaction” Crash

There was a fatal Illinois vehicle accident Sunday morning (July 5, 2015) in Randolph County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Illinois 154 at Riverview Road.

The accident was a “chain reaction” crash, in which the first accident involved a car that crashed into a utility pole.  The utility pole’s lines fell onto the roadway, and an eastbound Ford Edge struck the power lines.  The Ford Edge lost control and rolled over onto its side, and it went into the westbound lanes, where it was struck by an oncoming semi truck.

Because of this impact, the Ford Edge was then pushed back into the eastbound lane, where it was struck by a Kia.

The driver of the Ford Edge, identified by the Randolph County Coroner as Barbara E. Wedemeyer, 59, of Baldwin, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The drivers of the Peterbilt semi and Kia were not injured during the accident.

An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of July 5, 2015, titled “One killed in Randolph County crashes“:

Lia Shurn Davis, the driver of the vehicle that struck the utility pole, suffered non-incapacitating injuries and was charged with driving with no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage. Brandon Scott Smith, 23, of Marion, was a passenger in Davis’ vehicle and suffered minor injuries.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the July 6 randolphcountyheraldtribune.com article titled “Baldwin woman fatally injured in chain-reaction crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal ATV Accident Near Nokomis, Illinois

There was a fatal ATV accident on July 4, 2015 near Nokomis, Illinois.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 6:50 p.m., as a 12-year-old girl was driving an ATV on North 18th Avenue.  Her father was a passenger.

The accident happened after the ATV left the roadway, went into a ditch, and struck a tree, at which point it overturned.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Isabella S. Erickson, 12, of Montgomery, was declared dead by the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office after being airlifted to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Her father, John A. Erickson, 36, of Montgomery, was also taken to St. John’s Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois ATV accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 6, 2015 The Journal-News article titled “Girl Killed, Father Injured On ATV” as well as the July 6 Oswego Patch article titled “12-Year-Old Montgomery Girl Dead After ATV Accident.”

Related post:  “ATV Safety Issues For Teenage Riders

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.