Bicycling accidents often lead to traumatic injuries, due to a number of factors. While there are many steps that bicyclists can take to minimize the potential of accidents and injuries, one way to lessen the risk of a head injury is to wear a bicycle helmet. While head injuries vary in severity, any head injury should be taken very seriously, due to potential short-term and longer-term health implications. Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, is further discussed on this “Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)” page.
Recently there was a bicycle accident in Romeoville in which the bicyclist sustained various major injuries. The accident happened on January 27, 2016, and is discussed in the January 29, 2016 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Bicyclist Traveling Against Traffic Struck By Car.”
An excerpt from the article:
Romeoville Police Commander John Ferdinardo said the man was traveling southbound on Route 53 at around 12:24 p.m., but was going against traffic.
A car was traveling northbound when the bicyclist cut in front of the female driver and she struck him, Ferdinardo said.
The bicyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries including head injuries, broken ribs and a broken arm.
Additional details can be seen in the Bolingbrook Patch article mentioned above.
There was a three-car accident Friday (January 22, 2016) in Joliet. Four people were hurt as a result of this Will County accident.
An excerpt from the January 22, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “3-Car Crash in Joliet Sends 4 People to Hospital“:
Joliet Fire Department Specialized Rescue Captain Mark Vershay said one of the cars traveling off of I-80 lost control on an icy patch, crossed the median and struck a car, which hit another car. Vershay said the car was coming off of I-80 and the other cars were using Center Street to get onto I-80 going eastbound.
Four people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries. All of those injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening in nature.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above, as well as the January 22 The Herald-News article titled “3 injured in 3-car crash on I-80 in Joliet.”
On January 13, 2016, WGNtv.com aired a segment (video with article) titled “Elwood residents campaign for safer roads after deadly truck accidents.” This segment discusses various issues regarding increased truck traffic (and associated increased truck accidents) in Elwood, which is in Will County.
A notable excerpt includes:
Residents in Elwood are fighting for safer roads after they say increased truck traffic is causing roads to be dangerous, sometimes deadly.
Last year, more than 900 crashes involving trucks in Will County killed 20 people and injured 156.
Residents blame truck traffic on the “Largest Inland Port in North America” — where trucks connect with railroad containers and then deliver goods across the country — that lies on 6500 acres south of I-80.
The article also mentions safety measures that the Village of Elwood and its residents are pursuing, including a safety campaign (with the saferoadsil.com website) titled “Safe Roads Illinois.”
Additional details concerning this Will County trucking safety issue can be seen in the WGNtv.com article mentioned above, as well as the Safe Roads Illinois website.
There was a multi-car accident today (January 7, 2016) on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) involving five cars. The accident happened near Central Avenue.
Details on the accident appear limited at this time. Media accounts do not indicate a cause for the accident.
The accident happened at 4:00 p.m.
Sources indicate that one or two people were injured during the accident and these injuries were considered to be minor in nature. Those injured were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 7, 2016 abc7chicago.com article titled “Inbound Stevenson Expressway reopens at Central following 5-vehicle crash” and the January 7, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “I-55 Commute Seriously Affected by 5-Car Crash Tonight.”
There was an accident Tuesday night (January 5, 2016) in Joliet in which a man was seriously injured.
According to police, the accident happened Tuesday night on the Interstate 55 frontage road. The accident involved two men traveling in a pickup truck.
An excerpt from the January 6, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “Crash Leaves Young Man With Multiple Skull Fractures“:
The two men were heading north on the frontage road shortly before 9 p.m. When the pickup reached the curve at Black Road, the truck crossed into the southbound lane, ran off the road, hit a small tree and then a larger tree, and finally came to rest facing west.
The two men were identified only as a 21-year-old man from Joliet and a 21-year-old Plainfield man.
Both were taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for treatment of their accident injuries.
The Joliet man’s injuries included multiple skull fractures as well as bleeding on the brain. The injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.
There was no mention of the cause of this loss-of-control accident.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above.