Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Fatal Naperville Pedestrian Accident

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in DuPage County regarding the pedestrian accident that led to the death of Emily Driscoll, 22, of Naperville.  That fatal accident happened on November 9, 2014 in Naperville at the intersection of Book Road and Rickert Drive. [On this site the accident was summarized in the November 10, 2014 post titled “Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Naperville.”]

The lawsuit was filed by Emily Driscoll’s family, against the driver of the car, Kenneth E. Holmberg, of Plainfield.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of March 20, 2015, titled “Naperville crash victim’s father sues driver who hit her“:

Holmberg was cited several days after the crash by Naperville police for disobeying a red light and failing to exercise due care to avoid the crash.

An excerpt concerning the wrongful death lawsuit, as seen in the March 21 Naperville Patch article titled “Family of Naperville Woman Killed While Walking Her Dog Sues Driver“:

The lawsuit alleges wrongful death and suggests Kenneth Holmberg, 74, drove with “willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property.”

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily Herald and Naperville Patch articles mentioned above.

Bicycle Accident At Naperville Intersection

There was a DuPage County bicycle accident Monday afternoon (March 16, 2015) in Naperville.

Details on the accident – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

The accident involved a collision between a Chevrolet Express van and bicyclist at the intersection of 75th Street and Modaff Road at approximately 4:45 p.m.

The bicyclist, who reportedly was seriously injured during the accident, was taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

An excerpt from the March 17, 2015 Naperville Patch article titled “Bicyclist Seriously Injured When Struck By Van:  Police“:

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any additional information to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-305-5379 or email [email protected]

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Patch article mentioned above, as well as the March 16 Positively Naperville article titled “Naperville Police investigate serious accident at 75th Street and Madoff Road.”

Man Dies After Being Hit By Metra Train Near Lisle

A man was hit by a train near the Lisle Metra station on Monday, March 16.  The man who was struck later died from his injuries.

The train struck the man just after 4:00 p.m.  The train was inbound train 1272, and it struck the man to the east of the station.

An excerpt from the March 17, 2015 Lisle Patch article titled “Pedestrian Hit By Metra Train Near Lisle Dies“:

Preliminary information provided by Lisle police indicated the incident was not an accident, “but instead an unfortunate incident of self-harm.”

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lisle Patch article mentioned above, as well as the March 16, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle.”

Pedestrian Accidents And Pedestrian Safety

The topic of pedestrian safety is critical, especially now that the weather in DuPage County and the greater Chicago area is improving and more people will be walking.

Recently, there have been a number of fatal Chicago accidents.  Some of these involved “hit & run” drivers.  [In this site, individual DuPage County pedestrian accidents are highlighted in posts found under the “DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents” category.]

DuPage County pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents” page.  This page cites various statistics, as well as provides safety tips with regard to walking in and near traffic.

It should be noted that at least one of the recent Chicago fatal pedestrian accidents happened as the pedestrians were walking in a crosswalk.  Unfortunately, just because a pedestrian is in a crosswalk does not necessarily guarantee safe passage.  As mentioned on the DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents page mentioned above, the primary cause of Chicago pedestrian accidents was drivers “failing to yield” to pedestrians.  While that analysis pertained to Chicago pedestrian accidents, it is likely that similar characteristics apply to pedestrian accidents in DuPage County.

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, there are many steps that one should take – including getting a thorough medical examination by a qualified medical professional, even if you don’t believe that your injuries are “serious.”  The reasons for this are numerous, and are further discussed on the “Getting A Medical Exam After A DuPage County Accident.”

As well, you should take steps to get adequate compensation for your accident injuries, as well other harm, that occurred because of the accident.  Often, people choose to retain a qualified personal injury attorney to seek maximum compensation for these injuries and other harm.

Resources Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sometimes experienced in various types of accident injuries, including vehicle accidents, nursing home accident injuries, and other types of injuries, including those in sports.

On this site, the issue of traumatic brain injury is further discussed on the “Traumatic Brain Injury” (TBI) page.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on March 2, 2015 that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

As stated by the CDC:

A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts, and learns. A TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll.

The CDC offers safety tips to help prevent TBI, including reminders to wear seat belts while traveling in vehicles; using appropriate car seats; and for sports, wearing appropriate helmets.

Also, TBI among the elderly is an important topic.  This topic is further discussed on the Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Attorney site on a page titled “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) In The Elderly.”

The CDC has established two pages dedicated to awareness, prevention, and identification of TBI.  Those pages are:

The “Heads Up” page focuses on online training resources for concussions, especially with regard to sports, and also has a variety of other resources, such as “Brain Injury Basics.”

Additional details regarding TBI are seen in the documents mentioned above.