Car Collides With Truck In New Lenox Township

There was a collision Thursday (April 21, 2016) near Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox Township.

According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 11:40 a.m. near Spencer and Gougar Roads.  The accident happened as a car traveling southbound on Spencer Road “ran a red light” and hit a delivery truck that was heading northbound on Gougar Road.

An excerpt from the April 21 New Lenox Patch article titled “Two Injured, One Critically in Semi vs. Car Crash“:

Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of the car might have suffered a stroke, however at this time it is unknown whether that was the cause of the accident or if it occurred after the accident.

The driver of the car was hurt during the accident, and the injuries were life-threatening in nature.  The driver was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood for treatment of those accident injuries.

The truck driver was also hurt during the accident, and was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox for treatment of injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

This Will County car accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the New Lenox Patch article mentioned above as well as the April 21 The Herald-News article titled “Driver severely injured, airlifted after crash near Lincoln-Way West.”

Fatal ATV Crash In Plainfield

There was a fatal ATV accident Tuesday evening (April 19, 2016) in Plainfield.  The accident happened near Ridge Road, between 135th and Plainfield Road.

The accident resulted in the death of Alexis Richardson, 9, of Plainfield.  A man was also severely injured.

An excerpt from the April 20, 2016 Plainfield Patch article titled “Girl, 9, Dies After ATV Crash In Plainfield“:

A preliminary investigation indicates that the ATV was traveling southbound on the asphalt path along Ridge Road, continued south through the grass where it entered a culvert, lost control and crashed, according to police.

After the accident the girl was airlifted to Loyola Hospital via helicopter, but later died from her injuries.  The man taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Plainfield Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Plainfield Patch article mentioned above, as well as the Chicago Tribune article of April 20 titled “Girl, 9, killed in ATV crash in Plainfield.”

Joliet Motorcycle Accident On Black Road

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday evening (April 17, 2016) in Joliet.

Details regarding the accident appear limited.  As seen in the Joliet Patch article of April 18, 2016, titled “Motorcycle Man in Critical Condition:  Cops” the accident involved a motorcyclist who was riding with two other motorcyclists on Black Road when he crashed for an unknown reason.

The motorcyclist suffered injuries including “massive head trauma,” according to police.

Additional details concerning this Will County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above.

Two Motorcyclists Hit By Car

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday night (April 17, 2016) in rural Will County involving a car striking two motorcycles.  These motorcyclists were traveling in a larger group at the time of the accident.

An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article of April 18, 2016, titled “Motorcyclists Hit by Car After Driver Blows Through Stop Sign:  Cops“:

At around 8:07 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Norberto Munoz-Rueda, 55, of the 200 block of Hemlock Ave. in Romeoville, was driving a 2013 Chevy Cruz northbound on Cedar Road at US Route 52 in Manhattan when he went through a stop sign and struck two motorcyclists who were traveling southbound on US Route 52 at Cedar Road, according to Illinois State Police Sergeant Scott Angus.

The two motorcyclists suffered injuries that were considered serious in nature.  Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.

Norberto Munoz-Rueda was charged with DUI as well as other offenses.

Additional details concerning this Will County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above, as well as the April 18 Daily Southtown article titled “Police:  Man charged with DUI after two motorcyclists struck in Will County.”

“Wrong-Way Driver” Collision In Joliet

There was a “wrong-way driver” accident Sunday morning (April 17, 2016) in Joliet.

According to police, the accident happened on South Chicago Street Sunday morning.  The accident involved a Volkswagen Beetle heading northbound in the southbound lanes shortly before 6:00 a.m.  A collision then occurred between the Volkswagen and a Nissan Armada.

The driver of the Volkswagen Beetle was identified as Edgar Hernandez-Cruz, 35.

Cruz had to be extricated from his car.  The driver of the Nissan also had to be extricated.  Both were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the Channahon-Minooka Patch article of April 19, 2016, titled “Wrong-Way Drunk Driver Clinging To Life After Head-On Crash:  Cops“:

Hernandez remained in critical condition at Good Samaritan, police said on Monday. He was charged with driving under the influence.

Additional details regarding this “wrong-way driver” accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch article mentioned above.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash On I-55 Near Bolingbrook

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (April 14, 2016) on I-55 near Bolingbrook.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes, just south of Route 53.

At that time, for reasons currently unknown, a motorcycle crashed into the rear of (i.e. “rear-ended”) a SUV.

The motorcyclist was identified as Brian Readus, 45, of Naperville.  He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver and a passenger in the SUV were not hurt during the accident.

The crash investigation, conducted by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, is ongoing.

Additional details regarding this fatal Will County motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 14, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-55 near Bolingbrook” as well as the April 14 The Herald-News article titled “Naperville man dies in I-55 motorcycle crash in Bolingbrook.”

“Chain-Reaction Crash” On I-55 Injures Three People

There was a “chain-reaction crash” on I-55 at Arsenal Road this afternoon, April 11, 2016.

The accident happened in an area in which the Illinois Department of Transportation had temporary lane closures in order to do road repairs.  According to an April 11 IDOT news release:

temporary lane closures are underway on outbound Interstate 55, over the BNSF Railroad, near Channahon, Monday, April 11. The closure is necessary to repair a hole in the bridge deck

The chain-reaction crash happened at approximately 1:00 p.m., and involved both a semi and cars.  Three people were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the April 11, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “Chain Reaction Crash on I-55 Sends 3 People to Hospital.”

“I believe it was because IDOT was doing emergency road repair so it went down to one lane and as usual traffic was backing up and people weren’t paying attention,” Illinois State Police Sergeant Scott Angus.

Additional details regarding this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article and IDOT news release.

Man Fatally Struck On Interstate 80 Near New Lenox

There was a fatal accident Monday afternoon (April 4, 2016) on Interstate 80 near New Lenox.

Details on the accident appear limited.  The accident, and especially its causes, are still under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

The accident involved a semi fatally striking a man on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 139.  The accident happened at approximately 3:45 p.m.

The man was identified as Ralph O. Sharp, 58, of Orland Park.  He was declared dead at the accident scene by the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details regarding this fatal Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 4, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Orland Park man fatally struck by semi on I-80” as well as the April 4 Orland Park Patch article titled “Orland Park Man Dies After Being Struck by Semi on I-80 Westbound.”