McHenry County Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Head Trauma

In the last post (“Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Experienced In Pedestrian Accidents“) head injuries that are incurred during pedestrian accidents was discussed.  A recent fatal pedestrian accident that happened in Naperville was highlighted.

Another Illinois fatal pedestrian accident happened on Saturday night (November 19, 2016.)   This accident happened in unincorporated Woodstock, and accident injuries included blunt force injuries to the head.  The accident happened on Illinois Route 47 as a pickup truck stuck a pedestrian as the man was attempting to cross the roadway.

According to preliminary crash investigation results provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in a media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Crash“) the accident happened at 11:10 p.m. as a Ford F150 was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 47.  When the truck was in the 1800 block, it struck the man.

At that location the roadway is unlit and there is no crosswalk.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above:

The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Sheriff’s personnel and the Woodstock Fire Protection District, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Toxicology is pending on the pedestrian through the Coroner’s office.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as Eduardo M. Olivia Masse.  An excerpt from the November 21, 2016 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Man Killed While Crossing Route 47“:

An autopsy performed on Monday revealed Masse died of blunt force injuries to the head, chest and abdomen, according to the coroners office. Toxicology is pending on the pedestrian through the coroner’s office, authorities said.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured during the crash.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Patch sources 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Experienced In Pedestrian Accidents

In a November 1, 2016 post (“Jeep Strikes Pedestrian In Naperville Following Loss Of Control“) a Naperville pedestrian accident was summarized.  In that accident, the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a Jeep whose driver apparently lost control of her vehicle.

The pedestrian, later identified as Melanie J. Setterbo, 37, of Joliet, suffered what was at the time was considered to be life-threatening injuries.  She died from those accident injuries on November 5.

An excerpt from the November 15, 2016 Naperville Sun article titled “Pedestrian dies of injuries in Naperville crash“:

The DuPage County Coroner’s Office spokeswoman said Setterbo died Nov. 5 of “a traumatic brain injury, due to being struck by a motor vehicle.” An autopsy and toxicological testing will not be conducted in the case, which has been “finalized, the spokeswoman said.

While this accident happened as the pedestrian was walking away from the roadway (on the parkway), pedestrian accidents often happen as people are walking within crosswalks, or otherwise at intersections.  Pedestrian accidents are notable in many regards, and injuries can be severe in nature.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as that experienced in the Melanie Setterbo accident mentioned above, have been seen in many Chicago-area pedestrian accidents.

On this site, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often discussed, with individual accidents involving head trauma seen in posts listed in the “head injuries” category.  Head trauma is especially concerning as, depending upon the characteristics of the injury, it can lead to a variety of short- and long-term adverse health consequences and impairments, and in some cases death.  There are various types of head injuries, with different types of symptoms and outcomes.  As the symptoms of head injuries may not immediately become apparent just after a head impact – even in cases of serious head injuries – it is recommended that any significant head impact be immediately assessed by a medical professional.

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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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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.

Lawsuit Regarding Fall Injury On Chicago Sidewalk

On this site there have been a number of injuries discussed that have occurred on improperly maintained sidewalks.  These injuries have occurred in a number of areas, including Chicago.  Other accidents caused by improperly maintained infrastructure (such as light poles, streets, and sewers) have also been featured.  These posts are typically listed in the “slip and fall” category.

Many of these accident injuries lead to lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why a lawsuit may be filed, typically those who have been injured seek compensation for various expenses, pain and suffering, and other related hardships caused by the accident injuries.

A recent lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, filed against the City of Chicago, alleges that an accident injury occurred on a city sidewalk.

The lawsuit is featured in the Cook County Record article of November 10, 2016, titled “City of Chicago accused of being liable for woman’s fall injuries.”  An excerpt:

Ollie Mason filed a complaint on Nov. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, alleging the city failed to keep the sidewalk free of any hazards that could cause an accident.

As seen in the article, gravel on the sidewalk appears to have been a factor in the fall on the sidewalk that caused accident injuries.

Additional details can be seen in the sources 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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.

Two People Suffer Head Injuries During Car-Motorcycle Head-On Collision

As discussed frequently on this site, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have many short- and long-term health consequences, and in many cases such head injuries can lead to serious impairments and sometimes death.

Due to the various dynamics of motorcycle crashes – especially those that involved “head-on” collisions – serious head injuries often occur.

A fatal car-motorcycle crash occurred on Saturday night (November 5, 2016) outside of Valparaiso, in which both the motorcyclist and motorcycle passenger were hurt and their injuries included head trauma.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 6, 2016, titled “Woman charged with DUI for fatal motorcycle crash in Valparaiso“:

Nanette Howard, 55, was a passenger on the 1990 maroon Harley Sportster motorcycle about 7:50 p.m., traveling west on U.S. Highway 6 approaching County Road 550 East in Valparaiso, when the bike was struck head-on by a 2005 blue Chevrolet Cobalt, according to a statement from the Porter County sheriff’s office.

Police said the Cobalt pulled out in front of the motorcycle while turning onto eastbound Highway 6 from southbound County Road 550 East.

Howard was flown to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of her accident injuries, which included head injuries and leg injuries.  She died later that night.

The motorcyclist was identified as Donald McCarthy, 68, of Chesterton.  He also suffered head injuries as well as foot injuries.  He was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary for treatment of his accident injuries.

Neither McCarthy or Howard were wearing motorcycle helmets at the time of the accident.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt was identified as Rachel Dover, 24.

Two excerpts from the November 7 nwitimes. com article titled “Police seek more charges after woman in crash dies“:

Rachel Dover, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was arrested after the crash about 7:50 p.m. Saturday on two counts of felony operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and two misdemeanor OWI counts.

also:

Dover also was cited the night of the crash for failure to yield the right of way and refusal to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Additional details regarding this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in the Chicago Sun-Times and nwitimes.com articles mentioned above, as well as the November 7 CBS Chicago article titled “Woman Charged With DUI For Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Valparaiso.”

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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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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.