There was a vehicle accident Friday afternoon (March 25, 2016) in Romeoville in which three people were injured. The accident involved an Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) transport vehicle which collided with another vehicle.
Details on the accident appear somewhat limited. The cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.
According to authorities, the accident happened at approximately 1:45 p.m., on Route 53 near 135th Street.
During the accident the driver of the IDOC vehicle suffered minor injuries. Two passengers in the vehicle, identified as offenders, were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their unspecified accident injuries.
Additional details regarding this Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, incdluding The Herald-News article of March 28, 2016 titled “Department of Corrections transport vehicle involved in Romeoville crash on Route 53” as well as the March 25 Romeoville Patch article titled “3 Injured In Corrections Vehicle Crash in Romeoville.”
There was a fatal single-vehicle accident Saturday (March 12, 2016) in Manhattan.
Details on the accident appear limited at this time. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened near the intersection of South Cedar and West Wilmington Roads.
The driver was identified as John P. Coghlan, 31, of Chicago. He was pronounced dead at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
The accident remains under investigation by the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 13, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago man dead in car crash in Manhattan” as well as the March 13 The Herald-News article titled “Chicago man died in crash in Manhattan Township.”
As discussed on the Will County Car Crashes page, there are many reasons why crashes occur in Will County. In some cases, accidents involve emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks. Determining liability in such cases may be more complex than in typical accidents.
A lawsuit has been filed in Will County Circuit Court regarding a Will County accident that happened nearly two years ago, involving an ambulance.
The accident and lawsuit is summarized in the March 7, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “Woman Injured When Ambulance Crashed Into Her Car: Lawsuit.”
Details on the accident appear limited.
According to the article, the underlying accident happened in Wilton Township, and involved a collision between a private ambulance and another vehicle. The accident happened on Route 52.
The woman driving the vehicle was injured during the accident, and is suing the ambulance company and the ambulance driver.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above.
There was a Will County rollover accident early this morning near New Lenox. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on the southbound I-355 ramp leading to westbound I-80.
The truck rolled onto its side into the ditch on the right of the ramp at 3:57 a.m. The cause of the rollover accident has yet to be disclosed.
The truck driver was hurt during the accident, and taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Fox32Chicago.com article (with video) titled “I-80 ramp from I-355 open after tanker truck rollover” as well as the March 10 Joliet Patch article titled “Tanker Truck Rolls Over at I-80 and I-355.”
Will County truck accidents are a topic that is receiving considerable attention, due to a number of factors. The topic of such accidents is further discussed on the “Will County Truck Accidents” page.
Truck drivers who drive for extended periods between rests, which can lead to drowsiness and falling asleep at the wheel, has gathered increased attention and scrutiny.
A truck accident that happened overnight on westbound I-80 appears to be an example of a serious accident that was caused by a truck driver that fell asleep while driving. According to the Illinois State Police, the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel at mile marker 129.
An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article of March 5, 2016, titled “Semi Rolls Over, Catches Fire After Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel: Cops“:
Police say the driver of the semi had fallen asleep and overcorrected when he woke, causing the semi to turn over and catch fire. The crash occurred on I-80 westbound at mile marker 129 about a mile west of Larkin, according to police.
The truck driver was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for treatment of his accident injuries, which were described as “minor injuries.”
Additional details and possible updates concerning this truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above.