Semi Truck And Car Collide Near Downers Grove Intersection

Accidents involving semi trucks often cause serious accident injuries.  Due to various factors, including the weight of these trucks, as well as their inability to stop quickly, truck accidents have the potential to cause a significant amount of damage to all vehicles involved in an accident.

There are many reasons why a truck accident can occur.  Semi trucks are prone to loss of control accidents due to high winds and other adverse weather conditions.  As well, if the truck is improperly loaded or overloaded, it can lead to a loss of control under certain circumstances.  Other reasons for a semi crash include faulty or defective truck parts, or trucks that are driving despite needing maintenance.

Other reasons for truck accidents involve truck driver error, as further seen on this page discussing reasons for truck accidents.

As well, there have been many Chicago-area accidents in which the truck driver has been drowsy or has fallen asleep while driving prior to a crash.

On this site, various DuPage County truck accidents are discussed in posts found under the “DuPage County Truck Accident” category.  Some of these accidents have led to fatalities.

There was an accident in Downers Grove Friday (May 25, 2018) afternoon.

Details on this accident involving a semi appear to be limited at this time.  The cause of the accident does not appear to be disclosed; as well, it is not disclosed as to what if any accident injuries occurred because of the crash.

The collision involved a semi truck and car.  The collision happened at approximately 2:00 p.m., near the intersection of 75th and Lemont Road.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this semi truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 25 Downers Grove Patch article titled “Semi Crashes Into Car In Busy Intersection In Downers Grove.”

Bicycle Was Hit By A Car During May 17, 2018 Elmhurst Accident

A bicycle was hit by a car Thursday (May 17, 2018) in Elmhurst.

Details on the accident appear to be limited at this time.  The cause of the accident, as well as the party at fault, does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to the Elmhurst Police Department, the collision involved a 10-year-old boy who was riding his bike at Bryan Street and Jackson Street.  At the time of the collision, the boy was riding northbound on Bryan Street and the car was traveling eastbound on Jackson Street.  Elmhurst Police were called at 4:56 p.m. alerting them that a bicycle was hit by a car.

The boy was injured during the collision and taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  Those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 18, 2018 Elmhurst Patch article titled “10-Year-Old Hit By Car In Elmhurst:  Cops” as well as the May 18 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “10-year-old bicyclist, car collide in Elmhurst.”

Additional discussion regarding the types and severity of bicycle accident injuries can be found on these two pages:

Bicycle Accidents That Occur In DuPage County

DuPage County Bicycle Accidents

As discussed on these pages, there are a broad range of bicycle accident injuries.  Due to the forces involved, as well as other characteristics of bicycle accidents, injuries resulting from such crashes typically are serious in nature and they can be life-threatening.   Because of the typically serious nature of bicycle accident injuries, personal injury lawsuits are often filed in cases where the bicycle accident was not the fault of the bicyclist.

There are many reasons why bicycle accidents occur.  As further discussed on the pages, these reasons can be generally defined as those that are the fault of the bicyclist, and those that are the fault of another party, such as a motorist who hits a bicyclist.

Additional details can be seen in the pages mentioned above.

Fatal SUV Accident On Ogden Avenue In Lisle Involving Two Vehicles

There was a fatal SUV accident Tuesday (May 15, 2018) afternoon in Lisle.  The accident involved one car crossing the center line and colliding with another vehicle.

According to Lisle Police, the fatal car accident occurred in the 900 block of Ogden Avenue just before 1:45 p.m.  A 74-year-old man driving a Nissan Rogue westbound crossed the center line and collided with a black Acura that was traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, as well as two passengers, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of serious accident injuries.  The driver later died there.

Two police officers were treated at Edward Hospital in Naperville after being exposed to blood after attending to the vehicle crash victims.

As seen in accident scene photos, both vehicles sustained serious damage during the collision, which is often the case in frontal and “head-on” collisions.

An excerpt from the May 15 Lisle Patch article titled “74-Year-Old Killed, 2 Hurt In Lisle Crash“:

The FIAT (Felony Investigative Assistance Team) Major Crash Reconstruction Team was called to investigate the crash. Traffic was diverted from the scene for approximately three hours while emergency crews and the MCRT worked on scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County fatal SUV accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 15 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “1 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured In Lisle Car Crash.”

Lisle Fatal Loss Of Motorcycle Control Crash On Expressway Ramp

There was a fatal loss of motorcycle control crash early Wednesday (May 9, 2018) morning on an expressway ramp in Lisle.  The accident occurred on the ramp from I-88 to southbound I-355.

The Illinois State Police indicates that the accident involved the motorcycle loss of control but the cause of the loss of control does not appear to be publicly disclosed.  There are many reasons as to why a motorcyclist can lose control of a motorcycle.  While some of these incidents are the fault of the motorcyclist, many other factors can be beyond the motorcyclist’s control.  Among these factors is a suddenly appearing road hazard such as gravel or water on the roadway.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of May 9, 2018 titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-355 ramp in Lisle” regarding the motorcyclist:

He lost control of the bike on the ramp and it hit a light pole past Toll Plaza 81, state police said.

The motorcyclist died at the accident scene.  He was identified as Nicholas A. Rodriguez, 23, of Yorkville.

At the time of the crash, he was riding a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound.

The accident investigation into this fatal loss of motorcycle control crash is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 9 Daily Herald article titled “Yorkville man killed in motorcycle crash on I-355 near Lisle.”

Accident Injuries In Unincorporated Willowbrook Route 83 Crash

There was a DuPage County vehicle crash involving accident injuries on Thursday evening (May 3, 2018.)  The accident was on Illinois Route 83 in unincorporated Willowbrook.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 3, 2018 Darien Patch article titled “Traffic Crash Closes Route 83“:

Illinois Route 83 was closed Thursday evening between Bluff Road and Archer Avenue in unincorporated Willowbrook due to a traffic crash with injuries. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said it and the Tri-State Fire Protection District handled the crash.

Two drivers were taken to hospitals for medical treatment.  The type and extent of their accident injuries were not disclosed.

As discussed on the “Getting A Medical Exam After A DuPage County Accident” page, there are various medical and legal reasons for getting a thorough medical exam after being involved in a vehicle accident.  There are many types of accident injuries that can occur during a crash, as further discussed on the “Injuries Resulting From Various Types Of DuPage County Accidents” page.  While some of types of physical trauma will be immediately apparent after the crash, in some cases a person can be seriously hurt and not be aware of the seriousness of their medical condition.  This is especially the case for brain trauma (TBI), various types of internal bleeding, and other adverse medical conditions.  There have been many examples of accidents in the Chicago area where someone was involved in an accident and didn’t think they were seriously injured at the time.  However, after a while symptoms developed and the seriousness of the medical condition became apparent.

In some cases, if immediate medical care is not received the untreated accident injuries can become life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the sources mentioned above.