Hanover Park Fatal “Hit & Run” Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday night (April 24, 2017) in Hanover Park.  The motorcycle accident appears to be a “hit & run” accident in which another driver left the accident scene.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Hanover Park police investigate possible hit-and-run motorcycle crash“:

Witnesses police have already spoken to said a driver in a red Mercury hit a person on a motorcycle around 8:20 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Army Trail and County Farm roads and sped off.

The motorcyclist was identified as Christina Jankowski, 30.  She was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

According to the preliminary autopsy results, she died of massive head trauma.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the April 25 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Hanover Park“:

The DuPage Crash Accident Reconstruction Task Force is assisting Hanover Park police with the investigation.

It was later disclosed that on Tuesday the driver turned himself in.  An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of April 26, 2017, titled “83-year-old charged in fatal hit-and-run in Hanover Park“:

Ramon Barajas, 83, has been charged with leaving an accident involving death and failure to yield in the death of Christina Jankowski, 30, of Elgin. His bail was set at $50,000 Wednesday in DuPage County court.

Authorities said Barajas failed to yield around 8:20 p.m. at Army Trail and County Farm roads, causing the collision with Jankowski.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the articles mentioned above.

Driver Rescued After Car Drives Into Fox River In St. Charles

A car went into the Fox River Monday night (April 17, 2017) in St. Charles.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  There appears to be no official explanation at this time as to why the car drove into the river.

According to the St. Charles Fire Department, first responders went to the crash scene, which was at Pottawatomie Park (801 N. Second Ave.) at 9:38 p.m.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of April 18, 2017, titled “Woman pulled from car in St. Charles“:

They found a car in the water with a 26-year-old woman still inside, fire officials said. Police officers went into the water and broke out the rear window of the vehicle to gain access to the driver.

The woman, who was the only vehicle occupant at the time of the accident, was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva for medical treatment.

Additional details concerning this DuPage County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the April 18 Batavia Patch article titled “1 Rescued After Car Plunges Into Fox River.”

Motorcycle Collision In Itasca Leads To Death Of Rider

There was a fatal motorcycle collision Sunday evening (April 9, 2017) in Itasca.

According to Itasca Police, the crash happened at 5:02 p.m., at Irving Park Road and Emerson Avenue.

At that time, there was a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle.   Further details regarding the crash and its causes do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

The motorcyclist, identified as Adham N. Ibrahim, 22, of Addison, was declared dead after being taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.

During the crash, no one else was injured.

The accident investigation – including accident reconstruction – of this  fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident is being conducted by the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 11, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Itasca crash.”

Fatal Car Accident In Naperville At Ogden Avenue And Feldott Lane

There was a fatal Naperville car accident on Saturday (April 8, 2017) that involved a Naperville Police car and another car.

According to information seen in the Positively Naperville article of April 11, 2017 (titled “Naperville Police Officer involved in fatal crash“) the crash happened at approximately 6:10 p.m., as a marked Naperville Police car collided with a Hyundai Elantra at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Feldott Lane.

An excerpt from the article concerning the 73-year-old Naperville resident driving the Hyundai Elantra and the Naperville Police officer:

The driver of the Hyundai, Phyllis Davis, was transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The officer, a 26-year veteran of the Naperville Police Department, was also transported, treated and released.

The traffic accident investigation is continuing and is being conducted by the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team (DuCART.)

Additional details regarding this fatal Naperville car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Positively Naperville article mentioned above as well as the Daily Herald article of April 11 titled “Naperville woman dies after crash with squad car.”

Bartlett Fatal “Head-On Collision” At Route 59 And Bartlett Road

There was a fatal “head-on collision” Friday afternoon (April 7, 2017) at Route 59 and Bartlett Road in Bartlett.  The collision involved a pickup truck colliding with a box truck.

According to Bartlett Police, the collision was reported to police between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the cause of the crash, as seen in the Daily Herald article of April 7, 2017 (“Teenager dies after Bartlett crash“) quoting Bartlett Police Cmdr. Michael McGuigan:

The pickup truck had been traveling south on Route 59 near West Bartlett Road before it apparently crossed the centerline and struck the northbound box truck head-on, McGuigan said.

A video of the accident scene shows severe front-end damage to the pickup truck.

Of the three occupants of the pickup truck, a teenage passenger sitting in the back seat died after being taken to St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates.

The driver and front-seat passenger in the pickup truck both were seriously injured.  The driver was flown via helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of accident injuries, and the front-seat passenger was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital (Elgin) for medical treatment.

The driver of the box truck was taken to St. Alexius Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The traffic crash investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal DuPage County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the April 7 NBC Chicago article (with a video of the accident scene) titled “Roads Closed After Horrific Bartlett Crash Leaves 4 Hurt.”

Rollover Accident On I-55 Near Darien Injures Two Drivers

There was a three-vehicle rollover accident near Darien on I-55, just north of Lemont Road, early Tuesday evening (April 4, 2017.)

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at 6:11 p.m. when a GMC struck a semi truck, then struck another truck.  The GMC rolled over during the accident.

The driver of the GMC, a 25-year-old, and a 28-year-old driver of one of the semi trucks were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of April 5, 2017, titled “2 injured in crash on I-55 near Darien“:

The driver of the GMC is expected to be cited or charged.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-55 rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the April 4 fox32chicago.com article titled “Lanes closed for crash on I-55 near Lemont Road.”

Fatal Route 25 Two-Car Collision In Bartlett, Illinois

There was a fatal car crash Saturday morning (April 1, 2017) on Route 25 in Bartlett.

According to Bartlett Police, the crash happened on Route 25, between Stearns Road and West Bartlett Road, at approximately 6:15 a.m.  At that time, a southbound 2002 Hyundai Sonata crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2015 Nissan Altima.

The driver of the Hyundai Sonata, identified as Oscar Soto Gallardo, 22, from Elgin, had to be extricated from his car.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  At the time of the collision he was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Nissan Altima was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin for treatment of accident injuries.  Those car accident injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

During the crash both cars sustained heavy front-end damage.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of April 3, 2017 titled “Elgin man killed in Bartlett crash“:

The crash remains under investigation by the Bartlett Police Department and the Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the April 1 Courier-News article titled “One injured, one killed in Bartlett crash” and the April 3 Courier-News article titled “Coroner releases identity of Elgin man killed in Bartlett crash.”