A man has died following a pedestrian accident in Naperville on Wednesday (February 17, 2016) afternoon.
According to Naperville Police, a man was walking east across South Washington Street at East Bailey Road. At approximately 1:20 p.m., he was struck by a northbound 2004 Lincoln LS.
The man was identified as Jeffrey Maxwell, 49, of Naperville. He was taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, which at that time were considered to be life-threatening in nature. He later died at the hospital.
The driver of the Lincoln LS was identified as a 60-year-old Plainfield man.
An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of February 18, 2016, titled “Man fatally struck by car in Naperville“:
It was not immediately known whether he was issued any charges or citations as the investigation is ongoing.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the February 17 Naperville Patch article titled “Naperville Pedestrian Walking Across Street Hit By Car.”
There was a pedestrian accident Monday evening (February 15, 2016) in Warrenville.
The accident happened at Route 59 and Meadow Lane.
An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of February 16, 2016, titled “Pedestrian in Warrenville crash in critical condition“:
Police said their preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was walking across the southbound lanes of Route 59 about 6:08 p.m. Monday when the traffic signal cycled from red to green.
At that point the driver of the vehicle went south through the intersection and struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition.
Those with information concerning this crash are asked to call Warrenville Police at (630) 393-2131.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the City of Warrenville alert titled “Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident on Route 59.”
Often, vehicle accidents are “clustered” in various areas around a city or county. These areas often include “dangerous intersections,” and once there is a history of accidents at these intersections, various road improvements and/or improved traffic control is implemented in order to reduce vehicle accidents. Often, increased traffic (more than the roads are originally designed to handle) is a contributing factor to vehicle accidents.
The Daily Herald article of February 1, 2016, titled “Route 59: Where most crashes occur in Naperville” discusses various areas in which notable numbers of crashes occur in Naperville. Also discussed are “reengineering” efforts to improve traffic safety.
An excerpt from the article:
The three intersections with the most crashes last year in Naperville all had one thing in common: they were on the northern stretch of Route 59 in an area that was being rebuilt as part of a major construction project that ended in November.
The highest number of accidents in the city, 73, came at the intersection of Route 59 and I-88, police said. Route 59 and Diehl Road was not far behind with 67 reported crashes, and Route 59 and North Aurora Road came in third with 60.
Additional details regarding these crashes and efforts being taken to reduce them are seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.
A pickup truck crashed into a house Monday (February 1, 2016) in Winfield.
According to the Winfield Fire Department, the driver of the truck lost control of the pickup after hitting an icy patch. Pictures show the pickup having crashed into the living room.
While the homeowners were home at the time of the crash, none of those inside the house were injured.
According to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was hurt, suffering minor injuries during the crash. He was taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
An excerpt from the CBS Chicago article (with video) of February 1, 2016, titled “Truck Crashes Into Home In Winfield“:
The truck was towed out of the house around 7:45 a.m. A source said the truck was going about 60 mph at the time of the crash. Sheriff’s deputies said that is far too fast for the conditions, and they expect the driver will face traffic citations.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the February 1 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Pickup truck slides off Roosevelt Road into house.”