Fatal Metra Train Accident In Naperville

There was a fatal train accident in Naperville on Tuesday morning, September 16, 2014.

The train accident happened at 10:40 a.m., and involved a man getting fatally struck by a Metra passenger train north of downtown Naperville.

According to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office, the man has been identified as Todd Olson, 33, of Romeoville.

This fatal train accident was the second such fatal train accident in Naperville in the last 11 days.  On September 6, 2014, Jennifer Jungels, 36, of Naperville, was fatally struck by a train near the Mill Street overpass.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 17 Naperville Sun article titled “Authorities identify man killed by train in Naperville” as well as the September 18 Naperville Patch article titled “Man Killed By Metra Train in Naperville Identified.”

Car Crashes Into 7-Eleven Store In Unincorporated Lombard

There has been a DuPage County car accident involving a car that drove into a 7-Eleven store at Butterfield Road and Lloyd Avenue in unincorporated Lombard.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 9:00 a.m. Sunday (September 14, 2014).  After the accident, in which no one was injured, the driver fled on foot and was later located.

According to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was identified as Junior A. Espinal, 32, of Lombard.  He was charged with various violations, including driving without a driver’s license.

An excerpt from the September 14, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Car crashes through DuPage 7-Eleven, man charged“:

Espinal was eventually located and told officials that he was pulling into the store for a gallon of milk when the brake pedal on his car got stuck and would not go down, officials said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the September 14 Daily Herald article titled “Police:  Lombard man crashes into 7-Eleven, flees on foot.”

Car Crashes Into Garage In West Chicago

There was a car accident today (August 29, 2014) in West Chicago, Illinois involving a car that ran into a garage and flipped over.

According to the City of West Chicago, seen in the August 29, 2014 post titled “Man Airlifted to Hospital after Vehicle Crashes into Garage,” the West Chicago Police and Fire units were dispatched at 9:37 a.m. to the house, which is located at the intersection of Colford and Oakwood Avenues.

At the house, a Nissan 4-door sedan was found flipped over in the detached garage.  The West Chicago Fire Department extricated the driver, who was then airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in unknown condition.

An excerpt from the post:

The initial investigation indicates that the Nissan was traveling southbound on Oakwood Avenue when it drove onto the property, struck the side of the house and then continued into and through the garage, coming to rest on its roof.

The incident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the City of West Chicago post mentioned above, as well as the August 29 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Man airlifted to hospital after car crashes through West Chicago garage.”

Vehicle Rollover Accident In Naperville

There was a vehicle rollover accident this evening (August 26, 2014) on the far south side of Naperville.

This rollover accident apparently happened after the SUV left the roadway and knocked down a tree at approximately 6:27 p.m. at the intersection of Conan Doyle Road and Lawrence Drive.

The driver had to be extricated from the SUV, and then he was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville for treatment of his injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 26 Naperville Sun article titled “Naperville rollover crash hurts driver.”

Fatal Naperville Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident Saturday night (July 26, 2014) in Naperville.

According to the Naperville Police Department, the motorcycle accident happened at approximately 11:45 p.m., at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Columbia Street.  The motorcyclist was riding on Ogden and  lost control of the motorcycle.  The bike left the roadway at the southeast corner of Columbia, and collided with two trees.

The motorcyclist, identified as Erik P. Lat, 28, of Lisle, was taken to Edward Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This motorcycle crash remains under investigation.

Naperville Police are asking those who may have witnessed the accident or have additional information to call them at (630) 305-5485 or email [email protected]

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 27, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man dies after Naperville motorcycle crash” as well as the July 27 Daily Herald article titled “Lisle man killed in Ogden Avenue motorcycle crash.”

Fatal DuPage County Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident Wednesday (July 2, 2014) in Naperville, Illinois.

According to Naperville Police, according to a preliminary investigation this fatal motorcycle accident happened at approximately 12:55 p.m.,  when a SUV made a left-hand turn in the path of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Ogden Avenue at Iroquois Drive, and the SUV and motorcycle collided.

As a result of the collision, the motorcycle’s driver was pinned between the SUV and the motorcycle and the motorcycle’s passenger was pinned under the SUV.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as  Frederick M. Wendt, 66, of Andover, Minnesota.  Wendt was taken to Edward Hospital. where he was later pronounced dead.

The passenger,  Alice F. Wendt, 66, of Andover, Minnesota, was also taken to Edward Hospital.

Naperville Police are seeking information from those with information about this motorcycle accident.  Those with information are asked to call Naperville police at 630-305-5379 or email [email protected]

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 3, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 1 injured in Naperville motorcycle crash” as well as the July 2 Naperville Sun article titled “Man dies in Naperville motorcycle crash.”

Fatal Naperville Bicycle Accident

There was a fatal bicycling accident in Naperville, Illinois on Wednesday morning, September 25, 2013.

The accident happened near the intersection of Diehl Road and Freedom Drive.

The bicyclist was apparently riding to work at approximately 7:25 a.m., when she was struck by a pickup truck that was driven by a 35-year-old man from Aurora. According to police, the bicyclist was attempting to cross Diehl Road when she was struck.

The bicyclist was identified as Shwu-Wei Yeh, 56, of Naperville. She was taken to Edward Hospital, where she died from injuries sustained during the bicycling accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

Those who may have witnessed the bicycling accident are asked to contact the Naperville Police traffic unit at (630) 305-5285, via email [email protected]

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Sun article of September 26 titled “Naperville woman dies after car hits her bicycle” as well as the September 26 Daily Herald article titled “Naperville woman biking to work struck, killed by car.”