Pickup Truck Collides With Bicycle On Naperville Road In Wheaton

Bicycle accidents can happen for a number of reasons, and many types of accident injuries (including fatal injuries) can occur during these types of accidents.  On this site, bicycle accidents are further discussed on these two pages:

Bicycle Accidents That Occur In DuPage County

DuPage County Bicycle Accidents

Individual bicycle accidents that have occurred in DuPage County are summarized in posts found under the “DuPage County Bicycle Accidents” category.

There was a bicycle accident Tuesday (October 25, 2016) morning in Wheaton.  Details on the accident are somewhat limited, and the cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 11:00 a.m., near the intersection of Naperville Road and Blanchard Circle.  The accident happened as a pickup truck heading north on Naperville Road struck a bicycle that was going east across the road.

There was no disclosure as to what injuries, if any, the bicyclist sustained during the accident.

Additional details regarding this DuPage County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 26, 2016 Lisle Patch article titled “Pickup Truck Hits Bicyclist in Wheaton” as well as the October 26 Daily Herald article titled “Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Wheaton.”

Car-Deer Collisions And Tips On How To Avoid Them

On this site, many types of traffic hazards have been discussed.  The “DuPage County Road Hazards” page discusses the topic, and additional posts have also discussed road hazards that have occurred in DuPage County.  These road hazards have the potential to cause accidents as well as various types of accident injuries.

Another type of road hazard that occurs is that presented by deer in the roadway or crossing the roadway.  While this driving risk can happen at any time, the risk of hitting a deer while driving is higher during certain times of the year, as well as during certain times of the day and night.

The Naperville Patch article of October 21, 2016 (“Oh Deer!  Risk of Hitting Deer While Driving Up From Last Year“) highlights statistics from State Farm regarding the frequency of such collisions in Illinois.  Tips for avoiding these types of collisions are also provided.

Additionally, the Forest Preserve of DuPage County provided information on the topic a few years ago.  This information was summarized in the November 2, 2011 post titled “Elevated Risk Of Deer-Vehicle Collisions In Autumn.”

Additional details can be seen in the two sources mentioned above.

Road Hazard Causes Route 53 Accident Injury In Elk Grove Village

Road hazards continue to be a significant cause of car accidents and car accident injuries.  These road hazards can take many different forms, and can include such things as deteriorated road surfaces (including substantial potholes and major ruts) as well as ice on the roadway.  Other types of road hazards include items that fall off of other vehicles, such as objects falling off of trucks that then hit vehicles traveling behind the truck.

Another form of road hazard is when tires or wheels fall of one vehicle, which then strike another vehicle.  Loose tires and wheels can present a substantial danger to motorists, as they can roll at high speeds, and their weight can be substantial.

A recent accident on Route 53 in Elk Grove Village highlights the dangers that a lost tire can present to other vehicles.  The accident happened on Friday evening (October 14, 2016) .

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of October 14, 2016, titled “Woman injured in crash that stops Route 53 traffic“:

A pickup towing a trailer that was traveling north on Route 53 between Higgins and Biesterfield roads around 6:40 p.m. lost a rear wheel, according to Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village fire officials. The tire crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the woman’s car; she was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with unspecified injuries. The trailer flipped on its side, blocking the northbound lanes.

The October 15 Arlington Cardinal article (“Woman seriously injured…“) says that the tire “hit a 30-year-old woman in the head.”

The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the accident scene.

As seen in an accident scene photo (such as that seen in the abc7chicago.com article of October 15, titled “1 injured after tire flies off truck, smashes windshield of SUV in northern suburbs“) the damage to the SUV appears to be substantial.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident caused by a road hazard can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald, Arlington Cardinal, and abc7chicago.com articles mentioned above.

Motorcycle-Semi Truck Fatal Collision In Aurora, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Wednesday morning (October 5, 2016) in Aurora.  The accident, involving a collision between a motorcycle and semi truck, happened on Aurora’s far east side, in the DuPage County portion of the city.

An excerpt from the October 5, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Naperville motorcyclist dies in Aurora crash“:

Police said Johnny R. Williams was riding his 2000 Suzuki GX6 fast south on Commons about 6:40 a.m. when he struck the rear of the trailer driven by a 49-year-old Aurora man who was turning into the post office at 3900 Gabrielle.

At the time of the accident, the semi truck was heading northbound on Commons Drive.

Williams was taken to Rush Copley Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead at 7:18 a.m.  At the time of the collision, he was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The truck driver, a 49-year-old man from Aurora, was cited for failure to yield while turning left.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the Aurora Patch article of October 5 titled “Aurora Truck Driver Cited in Fatal Motorcycle Crash.”