Rollover Accident In Lisle Injures Driver

There was a rollover crash Wednesday morning (December 30, 2014) in Lisle that injured a man.

According to Lisle Police, the accident involved two vehicles, and the crash happened at 7:20 a.m. in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue.

The vehicle that rolled over was described as a “red truck” which rolled over in the eastbound lanes.  Its male driver suffered minor accident injuries during the rollover crash and was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Additional details regarding this DuPage County rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 31, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Rollover crash injures man in Lisle” as well as the December 31 Naperville Patch article titled “One Injured in Rollover Crash in Lisle.”

Minivan Crashes Into Home In Bloomingdale, Illinois

A minivan crashed into the front of a home in Bloomingdale, Illinois on Christmas Day, and drove through three rooms of a house in the 100 block of Norton Drive.

According to the Bloomingdale Fire Department, this car accident happened at approximately 7:20 p.m.

No one was injured during this crash, as the family was not in the home at the time.

The driver of the minivan, identified only as a 52-year-old man from Glendale Heights, was reported to have suffered a medical issue that caused the crash.

This was the second time in a month that a car crashed into a house in DuPage County.  On December 1, a car crashed into a Glendale Heights home.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago December 26, 2014 article titled “Minivan Crashes Through Bloomingdale Home On Christmas Day” as well as the NBC Chicago article of December 26 titled “Minivan Drives Through Bloomingdale Home Christmas Day.”

Girl Struck By Train In Hinsdale, Illinois

There was a DuPage County train accident on Saturday evening (December 13, 2014) in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Details on this accident appear limited at this time, especially with regard to the causes of the accident.

According to the Hinsdale Police, the train accident happened at 7:03 p.m. at the Garfield Crossing.  At that time, a 17-year-old girl was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train.

The girl was first taken to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and then transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood for treatment of accident injuries.

This DuPage County train accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 14 article titled “Teen struck by train in Hinsdale” as well as the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch article titled “Teen Struck By BNSF Train In Hinsdale.”

Naperville Intersection To Get Improvements For Traffic Safety

There are many types of DuPage County vehicle accidents, and these accidents can have many causes.  One factor that can contribute to vehicle accidents is too much traffic on roads (excessive traffic congestion) and/or poorly designed roadways and intersections.

A recent Naperville Sun article dated December 8, 2014 discusses changes to the 75th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road intersection in order to improve traffic safety.

An excerpt from this article, which is titled “75th Street intersection in Naperville to get more turn lanes“:

“The project evolved primarily as a safety improvement,” said Chris Snyder, DuPage County’s director of transportation. “There have been a number of crashes that have been directly related to congestion at the intersection.”

Rear-end and turning-related crashes, the two most prominent crash types at the intersection, are indicative of intersections that have high traffic volumes, but inadequate geometry to accommodate the demands, he added.

The project will include road widening, road resurfacing and traffic signal modernization.  The project is expected to be completed by fall 2015.

Additional details regarding these issues can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Sun article mentioned above and the December 9 Naperville Patch article titled “75th Street Intersection to Get More Turn Lanes as Part of Widening Road.”

DUI Charges In Fatal West Chicago Crash

Drunk driving (DUI) and other alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving continues to be highly problematical, as shown in statistics for DuPage County as well as other statistics.

As seen in the DuPage County Summary Crash Report for 2012, DuPage County had:

  • 872 alcohol- impaired crashes in the year 2012, in which there were 6 fatalities and 204 people injured
  • Additionally, there were 87 crashes in which drivers “had been drinking”
  • Driving while “drug- impaired” is also a problem, with 53 crashes involving drivers who were “drug impaired”

Recently, a fatal accident that occurred in DuPage County involved alleged alcohol-impaired (DUI) driving.

The fatal West Chicago crash was initially summarized in the December 6 post titled “Fatal Car Collision In West Chicago, Illinois.”  Additional information has now been released regarding this fatal crash.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of December 8, 2014, titled “Man charged with DUI in fatal West Chicago crash“:

A judge set bail at $500,000 Monday for Omar Montoya Medina, 29, of the 100 block of East Pomeroy Street, who has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI.

Police said Montoya Medina’s blood alcohol level was 0.16 — twice the legal limit — when he struck a car being driven by Antonio Alvarez, 37, of Warrenville, about 11:07 p.m. Friday in West Chicago

Additional details concerning this fatal DuPage County crash can be seen in the article.

Fatal Car Collision In West Chicago, Illinois

There was a “head-on collision” Friday night (December 5, 2014) in West Chicago, Illinois.  One person died and two people were injured as a result of this collision.

Details regarding the cause of this DuPage County crash appear limited at this time.

At approximately 11 p.m., the West Chicago Police and Fire Departments responded to a crash involving two vehicles at Illinois Route 59 near Gary’s Mill Road.

One man was found deceased in a burning vehicle.  Two people from another vehicle were taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 6, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “3 injured in head-on crash in West Chicago” as well as the December 6 article titled “One killed in West Chicago crash.”

Five-Vehicle Accident In Naperville

There was a five-vehicle accident in Naperville on the southwest side Tuesday morning (December 2, 2014) at approximately 6:15 a.m.

The accident happened on 111th Street, about a quarter mile west of 248th Avenue.  During the accident, a minivan rolled over.

Additional details on this DuPage County accident and its causes appear very limited at this time.

According to the Naperville Fire Department, although various people sustained minor accident injuries, all refused to be taken to hospitals.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 2, 2014 Naperville Sun article titled “Minivan rolls over in morning crash in south Naperville” as well as the December 2 article titled “Minivan Rolls Over in 5-Vehicle Crash in Naperville.”

Glendale Heights Accident Involving Taxi Crashing Into House

There was a DuPage County car crash early this morning (December 1, 2014) in which a taxi crashed into a house in Glendale Heights.

The homeowner, identified as a 53-year-old man, was injured during the accident.  According to the Glendale Heights Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 1:10 a.m. in the 1800 block of Gregory Avenue.

The taxi drove into – and through – the side of the house, and the homeowner suffered minor injuries.  He was taken to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights.

According to Glendale Heights Police, the taxi’s driver fled the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 1, 2014 article titled “One injured when taxi crashes into Glendale Heights home” as well as the December 1 article titled “Cab crashes into into Glendale Heights home; driver at large.”