Romeoville Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Rider

A motorcyclist has died following a June 1, 2017 motorcycle accident in Romeoville.

The motorcyclist, Jason Weller, 28, of Plainfield, died June 8 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

An excerpt regarding the June 1 motorcycle accident, from the June 13, 2017 The Herald-News article titled “Plainfield man dies after Romeoville crash“:

About 9:21 p.m. on June 1, Weller had been riding a red and white Honda motorcycle near Taylor Road and Weslake Parkway when the bike collided with a gray Honda Accord.

Romeoville police said the Accord was driven by a 17-year-old Plainfield resident who was ticketed for failing to yield while making a left turn.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of motorcycle accidents, including The Herald-News article mentioned above as well as the June 14 Romeoville Patch article titled “Plainfield Man Involved in Romeoville Motorcycle Crash Dies From Injuries.”

Fatal “Head-On” Collision In Lockport

There was a fatal collision on Route 171 (State Street) Friday (June 9, 2017) morning in Lockport.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the collision occurred on Route 171 near Dell Park Avenue at approximately 8:11 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Daily Southtown article of June 9, 2017, titled “2 men confirmed dead in Lockport crash“:

Two Joliet-area men were killed on Route 171 on Friday morning when their vehicle collided head-on with an AT&T service truck, according to Illinois State Police.

As seen in the article, the crash happened after the pickup truck crossed the center line for an unknown reason.

The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that crossed the center line carried two men.  They were both pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The driver was identified as  Juan Huerta-Hernandez, 23, of Joliet.  The passenger was identified as Juan Munoz Martinez, 32, of Joliet.

The driver of the AT&T truck was injured during the collision and taken to Silver Cross Hospital.  The driver’s injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above as well as the June 12 Joliet Patch article titled “Two Joliet Men Identified In Lockport Crash.”

Fatal New Lenox Township Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday (June 5, 2017) in New Lenox Township.

According to information provided by the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved a motorcycle colliding with the back of a SUV.  The collision happened at Cooper Road and Francis Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from The Herald-News article of June 5, 2017 titled “Joliet man dies in New Lenox motorcycle crash“:

“A 66-year-old Joliet man was riding his motorcycle westbound on Francis when a Ford Expedition driven by a New Lenox woman that was northbound on Cooper crossed into Francis,” Will County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Tom Budde said. “The motorcyclist struck the back of the SUV.”

The motorcyclist was taken to Silver Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The traffic accident investigation remains under investigation by the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Herald-News article mentioned above as well as the June 5 Joliet Patch article titled “Joliet Man Killed In New Lenox Township Crash.”

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Manhattan Township

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Friday morning (June 2, 2017) near Joliet.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened at the intersection of Manhattan Road and Cherry Hills Road in Manhattan Township.

The crash only involved the motorcycle.  There does not appear to be a publicly disclosed reason as to why the motorcycle accident occurred.

The motorcyclist was identified as Michael Vlasic, 48, of Chicago.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 9:40 a.m.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the  Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 4, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Chicago man dies in motorcycle crash near Joliet” as well as the June 4 The Herald-News article titled “Man dies in motorcycle accident in Manhattan Township.”

Seat Belt Usage For Accident Injury Prevention

Wearing seat belts remains among the best preventative measures for avoiding serious injuries (including fatal injuries) during a vehicle accident.  Many aspects of seat belts and their safety benefits are discussed on the “Seat Belts As An Accident Injury Preventative Measure” page.

On May 19, 2017 the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release titled “IDOT, Law Enforcement Urge Motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket’ as Summer Travel Season Begins.” (pdf)

Notable excerpts from the press release include:

“Wearing your seat belt is the law, but it’s also a matter of common sense,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “Making the right choice to buckle up, every time, no matter where you are seated, substantially increases your chance of survival in the event of a crash. By buckling up and avoiding impaired driving, you can help keep Illinois roads safer for all who are traveling.”

also:

These unified efforts to crack down on unbuckled and impaired drivers come at a time when traffic fatalities are on the rise. Illinois has seen an increase in motor vehicle fatalities over the last two years. According to 2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, 42 percent of nationwide motor vehicle fatalities involved unbuckled vehicle occupants.

Seat belts are designed to keep you positioned safely in a vehicle. Should a crash occur, a seat belt helps slow down the body, works in conjunction with the air bag and spreads force over a wider area of the body, lessening the likelihood of injury or ejection.

Additional details regarding the safety benefits of seat belts are seen in the sources mentioned above.

Two-Car Collision At U.S. 30 And Wolf Road

There was a car accident involving two car in Mokena on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

The crash happened just before 4:00 p.m., and it occurred at U.S. 30 and Wolf Road.

Details on the cause of the crash – including what party was at fault in the accident – do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

An excerpt regarding accident injuries, as seen in the Mokena Patch article (with accident scene photo) of April 13, 2017, titled “Crash With Injuries at 30 and Wolf“:

There were multiple injuries, but none were serious according to Mokena Police Chief Steve Vaccaro.

As seen in the accident scene photo, at least one of the cars was significantly damaged during the crash.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Will County car accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the Mokena Patch article mentioned above.

Fatal Rollover Crash In Manhattan Township

There was a fatal car rollover crash Sunday night (April 9, 2017) in Manhattan Township.

An excerpt regarding the single-vehicle crash, from The Herald-News article of April 10, 2017 titled “Joliet man dies after Manhattan Township crash“:

At 8:44 p.m., James T. Chestnut, 73, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Spark northbound on Route 52 at Cedar Road when the vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right, entered an embankment and overturned, according to an Illinois State Police District 5 news release.

Chestnut was pronounced dead after being taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Herald-News article mentioned above, as well as the April 10 Joliet Patch article titled “1 Killed in Rollover Crash.”

Car-Truck Collision In New Lenox

There has been a collision between a car and truck  today (April 4, 2017) in New Lenox.

Details on this crash appear limited at this time.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Mokena Patch article of April 4, 2017 titled “Crash Near Lincoln-Way Central Blocks Traffic“:

The crash occurred just around 2 p.m. in front of the school on Route 30, Susan sterling of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 said. Traffic has been blocked, she said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County car collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Mokena Patch article mentioned above.

Fatal Car Crash On Schoolhouse Road In New Lenox Township

There was a fatal car crash Friday morning (March 31, 2017) on Schoolhouse Road, just north of Route 30, in New Lenox Township.

According to authorities, the crash happened at approximately 8:45 a.m., and the accident involved a Chevy Silverado with a trailer colliding with a Subaru.  The accident may have involved a loss of vehicle control.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from The Herald-News article of March 31, 2017, titled “Frankfort man dead after New Lenox Township Crash“:

The driver of the Silverado, a 42-year-old man, and his passenger were treated by paramedics at the scene, the news release stated. Initial reports indicate that the driver of the Silverado may have lost control before striking the Subaru. The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident. Citations were pending Friday afternoon.

The driver of the Subaru, identified as Mark A. Nelson, 40, was pinned in his vehicle, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.  The Will County Coroner’s Office said that he was pronounced dead about an hour after the collision.

This fatal accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Herald-News article mentioned above as well as the March 31 Joliet Patch article titled “Fatal Victim In New Lenox Crash Was Pinned Against Guard Rail:  Sheriff.”

Fatal Car Rollover Crash On U.S. 52

There was a fatal car crash Friday night (March 24, 2017) in unincorporated Manhattan Township.

According to preliminary crash investigation findings provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Will County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened as a car was traveling on U.S. 52 near Cedar Road.  For reasons currently undisclosed, the car went off the roadway and rolled over.

During the car rollover accident, both men were ejected from the car.

The men were identified as David J. Alberts, 36, of Manhattan, who was the driver of the car and Brian J. Cadore, 31, of Manhattan, the passenger.

An excerpt from the Daily Southtown article of March 25, 2017, titled “2 Manhattan men dead in rollover crash“:

Cadore was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:01 p.m., Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil’s office said. Alberts was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, where he was pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m., the coroner’s office said.

This fatal Will County rollover crash continues to be under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above as well as the March 25 Joliet Patch article (with remembrances) titled “2 Killed When Car Goes Off Road in Manhattan.”