I-290 Car Accident Near Elmhurst Leads To Two Fatalities

An I-290 car accident near Elmhurst allegedly occurred after the driver fell asleep at the wheel. This accident led to the deaths of two passengers. The driver and another passenger also suffered injuries during the crash.

According to the Illinois State Police, this I-290 car accident occurred Monday (May 27, 2019) evening as a Hyundai car was traveling on westbound I-290, about a half a mile west of York Road.

An excerpt regarding this I-290 car accident and the cause of the crash, from the May 29 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Crash on I-290 in Elmhurst kills 2 after driver falls asleep at the wheel“:

At about 7 p.m., a 22-year-old man driving a 2013 black Hyundai westbound on I-290 near York Road fell asleep at the wheel, according to preliminary information from Illinois State Police. The car veered off the road and struck a tower pole head-on, police said.

Two of the backseat passengers, identified as Edward S. Jeon, 22, and Eden W. Chung, 19, were pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

The driver, identified as Joseph Hung Joon Kim, 22, of Hoffman Estates, and another passenger, Donald W. Schickel, 27, of Buffalo Grove, were hurt during this I-290 car accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 28 Daily Herald article titled “Police: Two men die after driver falls asleep, car strikes pole along I-290 near Elmhurst.”

Additional discussion about ways to avoid DuPage County crashes and the injuries they cause can be seen on the “Avoiding Vehicle Accidents And The Accompanying Injuries” page. While not specifically addressed on that page, driving while drowsy can pose a variety of risks. Driving while drowsy has often been cited as a safety issue in truck driver safety, where truck drivers are often driving for extended periods of time.

Naperville Fatal Vehicle Collision That Occurred On Naper Boulevard

A Naperville fatal vehicle collision occurred Thursday (May 16, 2019) morning. According to Naperville Police, this Naperville fatal vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Naper Boulevard and Washington Street.

This collision allegedly involved one vehicle traveling the wrong way.

Vehicle occupants included a 64-year-old woman from Bolingbrook driving a Hyundai as well as a 61-year-old male driver from Lisle who was driving a Nissan. The Nissan also carried a 59-year-old female passenger.

An excerpt concerning this Naperville fatal vehicle collision, from the May 16, 2019 Naperville Patch article titled “1 Dead After 2-Car Crash In Naperville: Cops“:

The crash took place around 8:45 a.m., according to a news release. Police say the initial investigation indicates that the Hyundai was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Naper Boulevard when it collided with the Nissan, which was traveling southbound.

All vehicle occupants were taken to a local hospital. One of the people involved in the crash was declared dead after being taken to the hospital.

This Naperville fatal vehicle collision remains under investigation. Naperville Police are asking those who witnessed the accident to call Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-420-8833.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 16 Naperville Sun article titled “Police investigating cause of fatal crash at Washington Street and Naper Boulevard.”

Crashes that involve one vehicle driving in the wrong direction typically lead to serious, if not life-threatening injuries to vehicle occupants. These collisions are often “head-on collisions” in which vehicle occupants are suddenly subject to very strong physical forces that are highly unnatural in nature. Such collisions are often unexpected and as such can be very difficult to avoid, especially if one vehicle suddenly crosses the center line.

The subject of “head-on collisions” and the injuries involved, as well as legal aspects is further discussed on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page.

I-294 Accident In Hinsdale Results In Fatal Accident Injuries

An I-294 accident in Hinsdale on Thursday (April 11, 2019) resulted in fatal accident injuries to a driver.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) this I-294 accident near Hinsdale occurred at 11:18 p.m. The crash involved a collision involving a Hyundai Sante Fe and a Volvo semi truck. The accident allegedly involved driving at a high speed.

An excerpt concerning this I-294 accident in Hinsdale and its causes, from the April 12, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dead after crash on I-294 in Hinsdale“:

At 11:18 p.m., Matthew King was northbound at a high rate of speed on I-294 in a white Hyundai Sante Fe when he struck a Volvo semitrailer, Illinois State Police said.

King, 43, of Indian Head Park, was taken by the Hinsdale Fire Department to a local hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the semi truck, identified as a 34-year-old man, was not hurt during the collision.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-294 accident in Hinsdale can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 12 Daily Herald article titled “Man killed in crash after driving car into truck on I-294.”

On this site, ways to avoid vehicle accident injuries and their accompanying injuries is discussed on the “Avoiding Vehicle Accidents And The Accompanying Injuries” page. As seen on that page, while there are many reasons as to why vehicle accidents occur, taking various precautions can serve to reduce the possibility of a crash, perhaps substantially.

The page also discusses what to do if you are injured in an accident. Many people who are injured in an accident that is not their fault opt to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to get compensation for their accident injuries. This injury compensation issue is particularly important if medical costs stemming from the accident are high and/or there are ongoing effects and/or disabilities resulting from the accident injuries.

I-355 Fatal Car Crash In Downers Grove March 28, 2019

An I-355 fatal car crash in Downers Grove occurred late Thursday (March 28, 2019) night. This I-355 fatal crash resulted in two people being killed and three other people being injured, with those injuries considered to be life-threatening in nature.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the crash involved four vehicles. The crash involved one vehicle traveling in the wrong direction, i.e. it was a “wrong-way driver” crash. This crash involved a “head-on collision.”

An excerpt regarding this I-355 fatal car crash, from the March 29, 2019 Chicago Tribune article titled “Drivers from Hammond, Bloomingdale killed, 3 other people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-355 in Downers Grove“:

The drivers of the cars that crashed head-on were killed. They were identified as Robert Velazco, 36, of Hammond, Ind., and Arshad Mohammed, 32, of Bloomingdale. A 66-year-old woman and two men, 24 and 66, were seriously injured, state police said.

Police said Velazco was driving a blue Volkswagen south in the northbound lanes when it struck a black Honda driven by Mohammed near Maple Avenue around 11 p.m., police said. The cars were then struck by a silver Subaru and a white Ford box truck.

Velazco died at the accident scene.

Mohammed died early Friday morning after being taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details, including the condition of those hurt, and possible updates concerning this I-355 fatal car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 29 Lisle Patch article titled “Wrong-Way Crash On I-355 Kills 2, Injures 3 Near Downers Grove.”

Additional discussion regarding “head-on collisions,” which typically lead to serious, if not life-threatening injuries, can be seen on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. As seen on that page, for many reasons “head-on” collisions tend to lead to injuries that are highly traumatic for those involved.

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.

Driving In The Wrong Direction Allegedly Involved In I-290 Crash

Motorists driving in the wrong direction have been involved in many Chicago-area accidents. While there are many reasons as to why “wrong-way” driving may occur, most “wrong-way driver” accidents happen when a driver is impaired by alcohol, i.e. is “drunk driving.” These “wrong-way driver” crashes are often highly traumatic to vehicle occupants and often involve a “head-on collision.” Due to various factors – including that such crashes typically occur on expressways at high speeds – such crashes often lead to fatalities or at the very least serious accident injuries.

There was a December 30, 2018 car crash on I-290 near Elmhurst in which a driver was allegedly driving in the wrong direction at the time of the crash.

An excerpt regarding this accident, from the December 31, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “$1 million bail for driver charged in head-on crash near Elmhurst.” An excerpt:

Bail has been set at $1 million for a North Carolina man accused of causing a head-on crash that seriously injured two while driving the wrong way on I-290 early Sunday morning near Elmhurst.

Chester Gordon, 24, of Camp Lejeune, was charged with aggravated DUI and appeared at a bond hearing Monday morning before DuPage County Judge Robert Miller.

Authorities said Gordon was driving in the wrong direction west on I-290 near York Road around 4:15 a.m. when he crashed head-on into an eastbound vehicle.

The two women in the eastbound vehicle were injured and hospitalized. Among their required medical care was surgeries.

Additional details for this accident in which a driver was allegedly driving in the wrong direction can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the December 31 Chicago Tribune article titled “Intoxicated Marine went wrong way on I-290 in Elmhurst and injured two women in head-on crash, prosecutors say.”

Street Racing Alleged In Double-Fatal Bartlett Crash

Street racing often results in car crashes.  As seen in various street racing accidents that have happened throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, serious injuries and fatalities often result, both to those drivers who are racing as well as to innocent bystanders.  These innocent parties typically includes other motorists as well as others such as pedestrians.  While there are many reasons as to why such racing can lead to crashes, often a crash occurs as the driving at excessive speed leads to a loss of vehicle control.  It is not uncommon for such speeds to meet or exceed 100 mph.

In the September 25, 2018 post (“Double-Fatal Bartlett Crash At Stearns Road And Munger Road“) a September 25 car crash in Bartlett, which resulted in two fatalities, was discussed.  Recently, additional information concerning this accident has been released.  According to prosecutors, two drivers were street racing at the time of the crash.

An excerpt regarding this alleged street racing crash, from the December 8, 2018 WBBM Newsradio article titled “Homicide Charges Filed In Fatal Bartlett Car Crash“:

Prosecutors said Uriel Zenteno, 23, of West Chicago, and  Jordan Gant, 20, of Bolingbrook, were racing west on Stearns Road approaching Munger Road in Bartlett shortly before 6 a.m., Sept. 25, when Zenteno lost of control of his car and veered head-on at 84 miles an hour into two eastbound cars.  Eastbound motorist Chris Arbeen and Miguel Flores, 23, a passenger in Zenteno’s car, died in the accident.

Police said Zenteno topped 100 miles an hour just before the crash, and Gant, 90 miles an hour. 

 Additional details and possible updates concerning this Bartlett fatal car crash that allegedly involved street racing can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the December 7 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 charged with street racing in Bartlett crash that claimed 2 lives.”

Bloomingdale Car Rollover Accident At Schick Road and Gary Avenue

There was a Bloomingdale car rollover accident Sunday (October 21, 2018) afternoon.  The crash involved two vehicles, and resulted in at least one person being injured and taken to the hospital.

Details regarding this Bloomingdale car rollover accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the two-vehicle accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to authorities, the crash happened at Schick Road and Gary Avenue.

One driver was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of accident injuries.

The accident remains under investigation, and the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting in the investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Bloomingdale car rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 21, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “At least 1 injured in Bloomingdale rollover crash” as well as the October 21 Naperville Patch article (with accident scene photos) titled “Rollover Crash Injures 2.”

As discussed on the “DuPage County Vehicle Rollover Accidents” page, while there are many reasons as to why a vehicle may roll over, there are a few common characteristics.  Among common characteristics that may increase the probability of a car rollover is excessive speed as well as if the vehicle leaves the roadway.   An excerpt from the car rollover page, with regard to the importance of wearing a seat belt:

As with any other type of crash, wearing a seatbelt is one way to reduce the possibility of experiencing serious injury.  This is especially so with rollover accidents, as one of the most adverse outcomes is if a occupant is ejected (i.e. thrown) from the vehicle.  Often, such ejections lead to serious accident injuries, if not fatalities.

Other safety measures for potentially preventing rollover crash injuries include air bags and other technologies like stability control and ABS systems.

Lisle Fatal SUV Accident Causes Severe Leg Injuries To Driver

A Lisle fatal SUV accident was summarized in the May 15, 2018 post titled “Fatal SUV Accident On Ogden Avenue In Lisle Involving Two Vehicles.”  As seen in that post, this Lisle fatal SUV accident involved one vehicle crossing the center line before it collided with another SUV.  The accident happened in the 900 block of Ogden Avenue, with one driver being declared dead at the accident scene.

As discussed on the “Injuries Resulting From Various Types Of DuPage County Accidents” page, a broad range of injuries can result depending upon the type of accident.  In “head-on collisions” such as this Lisle fatal SUV accident, accident injuries tend to be serious and possibly life-threatening due to the forces involved in frontal collisions that happen at speed.  As seen in such collisions that have happened throughout Illinois, such crashes often result in fatalities, with vehicle occupants either passing away at the accident scene or after some time following the crash.  Such crash injuries tend to be especially severe if a vehicle occupant is not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, as the unrestrained passenger is vulnerable to be ejected from the vehicle.

Additional information concerning this Liscle fatal SUV accident and the injuries it caused has become available.

As seen in the October 13, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Lisle police officers honored for saving injured driver after gruesome crash” the driver of one of the SUVs suffered a severe leg injury during the crash, and as a result his leg was bleeding profusely.  Police officers were able to reduce the rate of bleeding only after considerable effort.  As discussed in the article, various police officers involved in the rescue received awards and commendations for their efforts.

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

Double-Fatal Bartlett Crash At Stearns Road And Munger Road

There was a double-fatal Bartlett crash early Tuesday morning (September 25, 2018) involving a car that crossed over into oncoming lanes.

As discussed on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving ‘Head-On’ Collisions” page, accidents involving a vehicle that crosses the center line often lead to a collision that involves serious accident injuries.  As seen in this double-fatal Bartlett crash, not only were two people killed because of the crash, but three other people were also injured.

According to police, this crash happened at approximately 5:50 a.m. at the intersection of Stearns Road and Munger Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 25, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “One killed, four injured in Bartlett crash“:

According to police, the crash occurred about 5:50 a.m. when a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven west on Stearns by a 23-year-old man crossed into oncoming lanes and struck a 2015 Nissan Altima and 2012 Land Rover.

Among those injured during this double-fatal Bartlett crash was the driver of the Altima, identified as Christopher Arbeen, 40, of South Elgin.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

A passenger in the Chevrolet Cobolt, Miguel A. Flores, 23, of West Chicago, was also injured during the crash, suffering life-threatening injuries.  He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he died later in the day.

The driver of the Land Rover, a 54-year-old, the driver of the Cobalt, and the 20-year-old driver of the Camaro were also injured.  Their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  They were taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield for medical treatment.

This double-fatal Bartlett crash remains under investigation by the Bartlett Police Department and the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

Those with information concerning this DuPage County fatal crash are asked to contact the Bartlett Police Department at (630) 837-0846.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident can be seen in the article mentioned above, as well as the September 26 Batavia Patch article titled “2 Dead Following 5-Vehicle Crash.”