Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Romeoville

There was a motorcycle accident Monday (May 18, 2015) in Romeoville after which the motorcyclist died from her accident injuries.

According to the Romeoville Police Department, they responded to a collision between a motorcycle and car at approximately 1:52 p.m.  The accident happened at the intersection of Weber Road and Grand Boulevard.

The accident involved a car that allegedly turned left immediately in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, identified as Pamela S. Jimenez, 58, was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office, she died at 2:17 p.m.

The driver of the car, identified as Helen Anderson, 82, from Plainfield, was also taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where she was being treated for injuries that were considered to be “non-life-threatening” in nature.

An excerpt from the May 19, 2015 Romeoville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dead in Romeoville Crash“:

Anderson was cited for failure to yield turning left.

This Will County motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Romeoville Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Romeoville Patch article mentioned above, as well as the May 19 The Times Weekly article titled “Driver ticketed in crash that killed Romeoville woman.”

Fatal Joliet “Head-On” Collision

There was a fatal “head-on” collision Friday night (May 15, 2015) in Joliet.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 5:35 p.m. near Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Hillcrest Road.

The crash happened as one westbound car – for reasons currently unknown – veered into the eastbound lanes, thereby causing a “head-on collision” with a pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as an 82-year-old man from New Lenox, died in the accident.

Three people in the car were hospitalized for accident injuries that were considered to be “non-life-threatening” in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 15, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man, 82, killed in Joliet crash” as well as the May 16 Joliet Patch article titled “1 Dead in Joliet Crash.”

Man Dies Following Will County Moped Accident

A man has died following an accident in Plainfield on May 1, 2015 involving a moped crash.

The May 1 accident happened as the man, Sean McGrail, 20, of Plainfield Township, was riding a moped in the 1800 block of Arbor Gate Drive.  For reasons unknown, he crashed his moped into a parked vehicle.

An excerpt from the May 15, 2015 Channahon-Minooka Patch article titled “Plainfield Man Injured in Moped Accident Dies After Two Weeks in Hospital“:

McGrail’s family said he suffered a severe brain injury and was in a medically-induced coma.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced deceased Thursday evening (May 14, 2015) at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.

Additional details regarding this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch article mentioned above, as well as the May 15 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dies two weeks after motorcycle crash in Plainfield” and the May 15 Herald-News article titled “Plainfield Township man dies after scooter crash.”

Recently Announced “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

On May 8, 2015, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release titled “IDOT, ISP, Local Law Enforcement Begin Click It or Ticket Campaign.” (pdf)

The news release discusses various aspects of planned enhanced traffic enforcement efforts, as well as cites statistics with regard to the importance of wearing seat belts.

An excerpt:

Kicking off the busy summer travel season, the Click It or Ticket law enforcement mobilization begins this week and lasts through Memorial Day. During this time, police will be enforcing seat belt laws, looking for drunk or drugged drivers and other traffic violations 24/7, with a large number of patrols occurring during the late-night hours when the most unbuckled and impaired fatalities occur on Illinois roads.

The increase in traffic that comes during summer holiday weekends almost always correlates with an increase in fatalities. In past years, there have been as many as 20 or more traffic fatalities in Illinois over Memorial Day weekend. Last year’s Memorial Day weekend – the period from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday – saw 10 crashes resulting in 12 fatalities.

Preliminary IDOT data show that between 2010 and 2014, 3,075 people riding in vehicles died in crashes. Of those, 1,492, or about 48 percent, were properly buckled in a seat belt or car seats. That means more than 50 percent of those who died in crashes during this timeframe were not buckled properly, despite observational surveys that show an all-time record rate of roughly nine out of 10 drivers and front-seat passengers wearing seat belts in Illinois.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the IDOT news release.

Truck Collision On Westbound I-80 In Joliet

There was a truck accident Wednesday (May 6, 2015) on Interstate 80 (I-80) in Joliet.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident involved one semi truck that collided with another at approximately 5:20 p.m.  The accident happened on westbound I-80 near Larken Avenue.

No one was injured in the crash.

As a result of the truck accident, westbound I-80 was closed while the ISP investigated the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 6, 2015 The Herald-News article titled “Westbound I-80 near Larken Avenue in Joliet shut down” as well as the May 6 Joliet Patch article titled “Semi Crash on I-80.”

Fatal I-80 Crash In Joliet

There was a fatal Will County multi-vehicle accident Sunday morning (May 3, 2015) on Interstate 80 (I-80) in Joliet.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 11:25 a.m., when a Chevrolet pickup truck heading westbound drove into opposing (eastbound) traffic near the Chicago Street exit.

The collision that followed involved the pickup truck and four other vehicles.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 65-year-old man from Joliet, was declared dead at the accident scene.

Two other people hurt during the collision were taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  They were released Sunday afternoon.

Additional details regarding this fatal Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 3, 2015 NBC Chicago article titled “One Dead After Five-Vehicle Crash Involving RV on I-80” as well as the May 3 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead in 5-vehicle crash in Will County.”