Fatal Car Accident In Itasca

There was a fatal accident Sunday (January 17, 2015) in Itasca.  The accident happened in a construction zone on Interstate 290.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at 8:50 a.m.  The driver of the car, a 2003 Honda, was driving on the ramp from Interstate 290 west to Thorndale Avenue when his car hit a semi trailer that was parked in a construction zone on the left shoulder.

The driver was identified as Daniel A. Bozowski, 30, of Elk Grove Village.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene, according to the Itasca Fire Protection District and the DuPage County Coroner’s Office.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of January 18, 2016, titled “1 dead in DuPage crash on I-290“:

An autopsy conducted Monday determined that he died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to the coroner’s office.

The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 17 Daily Herald article titled “Elk Grove Village man dies in construction-zone car crash.”

Car Crashes Into Naperville House

There was a DuPage County car accident early Friday morning (January 15, 2016) in Naperville.  The accident involved a car crashing through a window and into the living room of a house.

The accident happened at approximately 2:17 a.m.  The house is located at the intersection of University Drive and Vanderbilt Court.

The family in the house avoided injury during the crash.

The driver of the car, Nichole Anthony, 18, of Naperville, was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville, for treatment of her accident injuries.

An excerpt from the January 16, 2016 Naperville Sun article titled “Naperville family OK after car bursts through living room window“:

In addition to DUI, police also charged Anthony with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident/driving too fast for conditions and illegal lane use. She is free on bond, and her preliminary court hearing date is pending.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Sun article mentioned above as well as the January 15 Naperville Patch article titled “Car Crashes into Naperville Home.”

Bicycle Accident In Glendale Heights

There was a bicycle accident Tuesday afternoon (January 12, 2016) in Glendale Heights.

According to Glendale Heights Police, the accident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the 600 block of North Avenue.  According to the indications of a preliminary investigation, the collision happened when a westbound Toyota van, traveling on the shoulder, struck a bicyclist who was traveling eastbound on the shoulder.

The bicyclist, identified as a 29-year-old man from Glen Ellyn, suffered “severe injuries” in the accident and was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of January 12, 2016, titled “Bicyclist sustains severe injuries after being struck by van in Glendale Heights“:

The Glendale Heights Police Department, DuPage County sheriff’s office and the Glenside Fire District responded to the collision.

The Glendale Heights Police Department’s accident investigators and evidence technicians are working with the DuPage County sheriff’s office to investigate the collision.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the January 13 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Glen Ellyn bicyclist injured after being hit by van in Glendale Heights.”

Icy Roadways Contribute To Many Accidents

Overnight and early this morning (January 12, 2016) there were reports of many car and vehicle accidents in the Chicago area, including in DuPage County.

Many factors made for slick and “icy” roadway conditions.  The area generally got about 3″ inches of snowfall .  This snowfall, combined with temperatures in the single digits, contributed to the slick conditions which led to many early-morning car accidents.  Many of these accidents included “spinouts” and “slideoffs” (i.e. where the vehicle slides off the roadway.

In addition to the various single and multiple-vehicle crashes, there were a number of “stalled” vehicles, with the cold weather likely contributing to the number of disabled vehicles.

Media sources that discuss various Chicago area crashes includes the CBS Chicago article (with video) of this morning titled “Slick Pavement, Drifting Snow Make For Brutal Start To The Day.”

Fatal Head-On Crash In Darien

There was a fatal head-on crash Friday (January 1, 2016) in Darien.

The accident happened in the 700 block of Plainfield Road at approximately 10:30 a.m.  At that time, one westbound vehicle and one traveling eastbound collided.  It is unclear as to what caused the accident.

Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles.

They were identified as Mary A. Dziekan, 64, of Downers Grove, and Mark Maran Jr., 32, of Darien.  Both were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, and both were pronounced dead.

Those who have information concerning the accident are asked to contact Darien Police at 630-971-3999.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 1, 2016 abc7chicago.com (with a picture of the accident scene) titled “2 killed in head-on vehicle crash in Darien” as well as the January 3 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Two killed in Darien crash on New Year’s Day.”