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ROCK CREEK COUNTY, Illinois — A husband and wife couple from Kewanee, Illinois died after a collision with a tractor-trailer truck in Rock Creek County. WEEK reported that the fatal crash happened in the afternoon. The husband and driver passed away a short time after the accident. Sadly, the passenger who was also the driver’s wife died several days after the crash. The matter remains under investigation with Illinois State Police troopers. Troopers have not sought criminal charges or traffic citations in the case to this point, and it is unclear whether they will after their investigation. 

The initial investigation conducted by the Illinois State police found that the 76-year-old male driver and the 76-year-old female passenger were riding in a Dodge pickup truck on Interstate 80. The couple was headed westerly on the Interstate. Traffic ahead of them began to slow down rapidly due to the occurrence of an accident further west. The investigating troopers determined to this juncture that a tractor-trailer truck slowed in response to the changing traffic conditions. The Dodge pickup failed to brake in time and slammed into the rear of the semi-trailer.

The collision trapped the couple inside of the Dodge pickup. First responders had to remove them from the wreckage. A life-flight transported the driver of the Dodge pickup to Rock Island Hospital. Doctors there declared that the man passed away not long after his arrival at the hospital. She succumbed to her injuries at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, Illinois. 

Rear underride accidents can be deadly. Even though federal regulations require all large trucks to have a rear underride guard blocking the rear wheels of the trailer, fatal underride accidents continue to occur. According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear underride guards reduce the chance of death by well over 50 percent. However, that same study concluded that striking the rear of a semi-truck equipped with a rear underride guard at an angle instead of head-on was not reduced by the existence of the guard.  

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Source:https://week.com/news/top-stories/2019/03/22/two-kewanee-residents-killed-in-crash-with-semi/ and https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811375

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WAUCONDA, Ill. — A 16-year-old female driver from McHenry, Illinois died, and three teenage passengers sustained injuries when an 18-year-old male driving in the opposite direction slammed into the women head-on. The fatal accident occurred, Friday, March 15, 2019, according to a report filed by CBS Chicago. Local law enforcement officers are still investigating the deadly crash. Officers have issued charges against the 18-year-old male. However, the media report did not specify what charges the teenager will face.

Wauconda police officers responded to a heartbreaking scene Friday evening. Upon arrival at the locus of the accident on Route 12 near Case Road, officers found that two cars had collided head-on. Four teenagers occupied one of the cars reported to be a Ford Focus. Behind the wheel was a 16-year-old driver from McHenry, Illinois along with two 14-year-old passengers and a 15-year-old passenger. In the other vehicle, police located a Hyundai Elantra with an 18-year-old teenage driver from Cary, Illinois. 

The driver of the Ford Focus was in critical condition upon arriving at Good Sheppard Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. She succumbed to her injuries not long after arriving at the hospital. The driver of the Elantra and two of the passengers from the Focus also received treatment at Good Sheppard Hospital. One of the 14-year-old passengers received treatment at Northwestern McHenry Hospital but was later released. The physical condition of the other teenagers was not made public.

In 2016, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that 332,473 accidents happened in the state. Only, 2,724 head-on collisions happened that year. Among those collisions, 113 people lost their lives, 1,121 people suffered an injury and 325 sustained a severe or catastrophic injury, described as an “An injury.” 

Head-on crashes can happen for any number of reasons. In the incident that occurred in Wauconda on Friday, the police report that the crossed over the center line of Route 12. Other causes include driving distracted, driving while intoxicated, and driving while fatigued.

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MORRIS, Ill. — A 27-year-old man died after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck on I-80 south and west of Morris, Illinois. Illinois State Police troopers responded to the area of the crash and found the man deceased from his injuries, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The incident reportedly happened just before noon on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Illinois State Police continue to investigate.

Troopers from the Illinois State Police say they responded to a 911 call for a report of a tractor-trailer truck that hit a person on I-80. Troopers found the accident scene on I-80 westbound in the vicinity of Brisbin Road. The site of the crash is reported to be around the 115-mile marker on I-80, about one mile from Brisbin Road. 

The troopers learned through their initial investigation that a 45-year-old truck driver from Peoria, Illinois hit the 27-year-old victim as the victim stood in traffic. It is not understood at this point why the victim was standing in the westbound lanes of the Interstate. The news report merely indicates that the man was “standing in traffic” when he was hit.  TheMorris Herald-News reported that the truck involved was a Freightliner and that the man who died was “walking in the roadway.”  

Emergency medical personnel declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. Illinois State Troopers closed all westbound lanes of I-80 to traffic. They re-routed traffic via Brisbane Road through Morris on Route 6 or north of Morris on Sherrill Road. All westbound lanes of I-80 remained closed for approximately two hours. Troopers re-opened the road around 2:00 p.m. 

State police officers issued a press release indicating that the victim’s name would not be released until they notified the man’s next of kin.

Troopers made no arrests at the scene and continue to investigate the facts surrounding the incident. 

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Source:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pedestrian-fatally-struck-by-semi-on-i-80-near-morris-isp/ and https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2019/03/14/update-pedestrian-struck-in-i-80-crash-was-in-traffic-lane/agpve4s/

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The operator of a motor vehicle died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and two others sustained severe injuries when the vehicle in which they rode collided with a subway train. According to WGNTV.com, the train was running on the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line tracks. Authorities are trying to determine how the collision happened and why the vehicle came to rest on the tracks. They suspect that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed just before the collision. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.

Reports from WGN-TVsuggest that the vehicle involved in the crash was speeding just before the train hit the car. According to a videoof the scene shown by WGN on its website, the vehicle, which appeared to be a smaller sports utility vehicle, overturned on the Blue Line tracks. The Blue Line train then slammed into the damaged vehicle shortly after the vehicle came to rest on the tracks. The CTA train tracks appear to run parallel to Interstate 190. Reporters say that the car somehow vaulted the barrier between I-190 and the tracks to end up where it did. Authorities suspect that the car was traveling westerly on I-190 at the time of the crash.

Illinois State Police told WGN-TVthat the driver of the vehicle died at the scene of the crash. Two other people in the vehicle also sustained injuries. Reports indicated that numerous firefighters, ambulances, and other emergency personnel responded to the scene. Video taken by WGNTV shows a firefighter carrying a backboard to the mangled vehicle. 

The incident caused significant traffic delays on I-190 west. Illinois State Police shut down at least two lanes of traffic. Additionally, the CTA stopped Blue Line trains from Rosemont to O’Hare. Workers restored service later that evening. There was no information provided about the current medical condition of the train passengers as a result of the collision.

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Source:https://wgntv.com/2019/03/12/car-lands-on-blue-line-tracks-cta-service-disrupted/

MARKHAM, Ill. — A man from south suburban Chicago is under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol after driving into the rear of a Markham fire engine. The collision killed the passenger in the vehicle and injured a firefighter. The deadly crash occurred on early Saturday morning, March 9, 2019, on Interstate 57 according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The driver who was placed under arrest by Illinois State Police remains hospitalized with severe injuries. However, treating physicians expect the driver to survive. The Illinois State Police continue to pursue the investigation of this fatal collision.

The driver of a 2007 Chevy sports utility vehicle faces charges of aggravated driving under the influence according to a narrative report issued by the Illinois State Police. Investigators say that the driver of the SUV, a 34-year-old man from Aurora, Ill., drove northerly on I-57. Around 3:10 a.m., Illinois State Police say that the 37-year-old plowed into the back of a fire engine from the Markham Fire Department. The firetruck from Markham was at that location because it had arrived to assist first responders with an accident a short time before the fatal crash occurred.

The passenger of the Chevy SUV, a 32-year-old man from the Far South Side neighborhood of Altgeld Gardens, succumbed to his injuries about an hour after crews transported him to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Medics also transported the driver of the SUV to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Troopers placed that man under arrest. The injured firefighter also went to Christ Medical Center for treatment of injuries described as minor. The Cook County coroner found that the cause of death was numerous injuries sustained in the accident. The coroner ruled the man’s death an accident.

The driver remained in police custody as of Monday afternoon. On Sunday, a Cook County judge presided over a preliminary hearing in the hospital. The judge set bail at $50,000.00. The driver is expected to appear in court on Tuesday to formally face charges.  The driver remains innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  

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Source:https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/matthew-cage-andrew-lee-charged-dui-i-57-crash-markham-firetruck/

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ROGERS PARK, IL- Abc7chicago.com writes* that six people are recovering from injuries after a collision took place between an ambulance and an SUV on Tuesday on Chicago’s North Side in the neighborhood of Roger’s Park.

The ambulance was transporting a patient and was using its emergency lights when an SUV struck the ambulance at the intersection of Richmond and Granville. The Chicago police say that the SUV failed to stop at the intersection.

One of the paramedics sustained severe injuries and was transported to the St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Another paramedic and an officer who were both in the back of the ambulance were taken to the samelocation.

The patient traveling in the ambulance was transported to the Illinois Masonic Center where he is reportedly in serious condition.

Two adults were in the vehicle SUV, andboth suffered non-life-threating injuries and were taken to the Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Ambulances and other emergency vehicles are often driving in high-stresssituations and need to get to their destination quickly. This is why they are given the right-of-way when they are operating their emergency lights. Unfortunately, ambulances are involved in some fatal accidents every year. Many of those killed are not actually in the ambulancebut are pedestrians, cyclists, or occupants of other vehicles.

While paramedics do a fair job of ensuring that their patients are buckled in, they are less likely to take the time and effort to secure their own safety belts and harnesses. This makes these emergency responders more likely to be injured in the event of a collision involving an ambulance.

*https://abc7chicago.com/6-injured-after-ambulance-suv-crash-in-west-rogers-park/5157333/

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STONE PARK, IL- Abc7chicago.com writes that a man died in a pedestrian accident. The victim was identified as Mr. Cortez, 57. Cortez was reported to have been hit by a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Cortez was crossing the road on the 1600 block of Manheim at about 6:25 in the evening when the speeding vehicle struck him and then fled the scene of the accident.

Witnesses say that the vehicle suffered damage to its front-end but drove away.

Cortez was transported to the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He was declared dead around 40 minutes after the accident.

According to the victim’s family, Cortez moved to the United States from Mexico about 25 years ago. He traveled between the United States and Mexico, where his wife and children stayed. Less than one year ago, Cortez’s wife and children gained legal status to move to be with him in the Chicago area.

The victim’s nephew says that Cortez worked hard for many years and applied many times to try to bring his family to America to give them a better life.

One local says that the area where Cortez was killed is dangerous and that many accidents occur in the area annually.

Police are hoping to get more information fromwitnesses. The incident occurred during busy rush hour traffic and surveillance cameras caught images of the vehicle, but few witnesses have come forward, andthe video is grainy and not clear.

The victim’s family is hoping that the driver will be caught and face justice.

Police are asking that anyone with information, pleasecome forward and report to the police.

Source:https://abc7chicago.com/stone-park-hit-and-run-crash-kills-1/5126091/

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CHICAGO, IL- The chicago.suntimes.com writes that a black SUV is being sought after it was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Englewood on Chicago’s South Side.*

The incident took place at about 9:31 in the morning on January 12, 2019. The vehicle was heading northbound on Throop Street when it slammed into another vehicle.

Three people were in the other vehicle, one adult and two children. The three were all injured on the crash and were treated at the St. Bernard Hospital and later released.

Police say that the vehicle was possibly a Nissan Xterra or a Nissan Pathfinder. The last reports of the vehicle indicated that it wastraveling northbound on Loomis Street.

The police are asking for anyone with informationabout the driver of the vehicle to come forward.

Hit-and-run crashes are increasingly common in the United States, especially in big cities, such as Chicago.

Chicago released crash data which indicated that between the years 2005 and 2014, two out of every five deadly pedestrian incidents involved a vehicle that left the scene. It is not entirely clear why Chicago’s hit-and-run death rate is so high, even compared to New York City. Sadly, when a driver flees after striking an individual, the result is that the person hitcan be left in an even more vulnerableposition because in many cases, the driver is the only person who could potentially assist the person that he or she injured by calling emergency services or rendering some form of assistance.

Unfortunately, many of the drivers who cause these tragic accidents are never apprehended.

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*Source:https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-search-for-black-suv-driver-wanted-in-englewood-hit-and-run/

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NILES, IL- The chicagotribune.com writes that a teenage boy is facing charges after driving an allegedly stolen vehicle and causing a chain-reaction collision that involved six vehicles. The 17-year-old is now facing charges for his role in the collision. He will be tried in juvenile court.

The police reports indicate that the suspect is being charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. The crash tookplace on November 8, 2018,at a little after 10 in the morning at the intersection of Oconto Avenue and Oakton Street.*

The teen had already been cited for 10 different violations including disregarding a stop sign, driving without a valid license, driving without a seatbelt, and driving with more than one passenger under the age of 20.

The suspect was traveling in a Volkswagen SUV. The vehicle had been reported as stolen from a location in Chicago. The teen drove through a stop sign while traveling north on Oconto and struck a Chrysler 300 that was eastbound. The force caused the Chrysler to then hit another vehicle.

The teen continued traveling north and hit another two vehicles before it flipped over onto its side and then slid until it hit the sixth vehicle.

The suspect sustained severe injuries in the collision.He was taken to the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for treatment and was not capable of speaking to investigating officers directlyfollowing the accident. There were two teens in the vehicle with the suspect, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year old girl. Both of the passengers also suffered injuries as did two drivers who were in other vehicles. All were taken to nearby hospitals.

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*https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-nhs-oakton-crash-update-tl-0117-story.html

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, IL- Kfvs12.com writes that one person died in a crash in Washington County on Monday, January 14, 2019. The two-vehicle crash took place at the intersection of County Highway 13 and County Highway 6.*

The victim, 51-year-old Randall Koeller, of Marissa, IL, was driving east on County Highway 6 when he drove through the intersection with Count Highway 13 without stopping at the stop sign. The other vehicle, a Mack garbage truck, was driving south on County Highway 13. 52-year-old Willie Willis of Sparta, Illinois, was driving the truck.

The truck hit Koeller’s vehicle. The smaller vehicle was pushed into a field and then flipped over. Koeller was declared dead at the crash site. Willis sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Intersection accidents are common and account for a large number of motor vehicle crashes on US roadways. When drivers travel through stop signs and cause collisions,it is rarely because a driver just ran through the sign. In most cases, the driver slows or stops, but then proceeds when another vehicle has the right-of-way.

Intersection accidents at crossroads can be devastating because they often involve T-bone collisions in which one vehicle strikes another vehicle on its side. Vehicles donot have as much protection on their sides as they do ontheir fronts and rears. Vehicle occupants who are in the car that is struck on its side are in a vulnerable position.

One way to reduce the number of these deadly accidents is by changing intersection design. Roundabouts and other alternatives to crossroad-style intersections have been proven to be safer than traditional intersections.

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*http://www.kfvs12.com/2019/01/15/dead-after-two-vehicle-crash-washington-county-il/