Hanover Park Car Accident Involving “Head-On Collision”

A Hanover Park car accident has led to the death of a driver and injuries to the passenger and another driver.

According to Hanover Park Police, this Hanover Park car accident was a “head-on collision” that occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday (January 12, 2019) morning. The collision occurred on County Farm Road north of Lawrence Avenue.

The driver of a Kia, identified as Jason Moore, 35, of Carol Stream, was declared dead after being taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. A subsequent autopsy revealed that he died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the crash.

Moore’s 12-year-old son, a passenger in the car, was injured and hospitalized.

The driver of the other vehicle, which was a Subaru Impreza, was identified as an 18-year-old man from Streamwood. He was also taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt regarding this Hanover Park car accident, from the January 14, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Carol Stream man killed in Hanover Park collision“:

Hanover Park police said officers responding to the crash determined that a northbound silver Subaru Impreza driven by the 18-year-old Streamwood man collided with Moore’s southbound red Kia Soul.

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

Additional details regarding this fatal Hanover Park car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 14 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed, 2 others hurt in Hanover Park crash.”

As discussed on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page, there are many reasons why this type of frontal collision typically results in serious, if not life-threatening, accident injuries. Such collisions can be very hard to avoid as there can be very little warning that a vehicle is about to veer into opposing lanes.

Crashes Involving Drivers Who Leave The Scene Of The Accident

Drivers choose to leave the scene of an accident for various reasons.  Often, the driver is intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol, and doesn’t want to face the blame and associated consequences of driving while impaired.  These “hit & run” accidents occur in many instances.

There was a Lisle accident allegedly involving a driver who chose to leave the scene of the accident on Saturday (January 12, 2019) evening. The crash happened at Ogden Avenue and Karns Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash in which the driver allegedly chose to leave the scene of the accident, from the January 14, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man charged with DUI, running from Lisle crash“:

Carlos D. Bravo-Diaz, 19, was driving a vehicle that was involved in a crash at 7:09 p.m. at Ogden Avenue and Karns Road in Lisle, according to a statement from Lisle police. He had been involved in another crash a short time earlier near Naper Boulevard and Ogden in Naperville.

After the Lisle crash, Bravo-Diaz got out of the vehicle and ran away on foot, police said. A witness was able to subdue him and hold him until police arrived.

Another excerpt regarding the crash, from the January 14, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Police: Naperville man fled scene of DUI crash Saturday“:

Bravo-Diaz is charged with aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to give aid, driving without a valid license, unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, driving without insurance and driving in the wrong lane, according to Lisle police.

Lisle police officials said the two people injured were transported to a hospital where they were treated and released.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lisle accident where the driver chose to leave the scene of the accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

Naperville Four-Car Crash At 75th Street and Naper Boulevard

There was a Naperville four-car crash on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019) after which a driver was charged with DUI.

According to Naperville Police, this Naperville four-car crash happened at 75th Street and Naper Boulevard, and resulted in three people being injured.

An excerpt regarding this DuPage County crash, from the January 3, 2019 Naperville Sun article titled “Woman charged with DUI in 4-car pileup that injured 3 people: Naperville police“:

The preliminary investigation indicates Sara A. Ricker, 49, of the 5300 block of Newport Street, was driving a blue Nissan SUV at a high rate of speed about 5:20 p.m. Jan. 1 when she hit a vehicle stopped for a red light, causing a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles, police said.

Three people were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries. Their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature. One driver declined medical attention.

Another excerpt regarding the crash, from the Naperville Patch article of January 6, titled “DUI for Lisle Woman Accused Of Causing 4-Car Pileup in Naperville“:

Police charged Ricker with driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations in connection with the four-car crash. She was taken into custody and later released on bond.

Additional details regarding this Naperville four-car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including those mentioned above.

On this site, accidents in which DUI charges have been applied are seen in posts in the “DuPage County DUI” category. As seen in those posts, these crashes have resulted in many serious injuries and some fatalities. While there have been many efforts made to reduce drunk driving, crashes caused by drunk driving continues to be a significant if not substantial traffic safety problem. In addition to this type of impaired driving, there is also the growing threat of driving while drug impaired, which is further discussed on the “Vehicle Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.