Joliet Pedestrian Accident Involving Life-Threatening Injuries

There was a pedestrian accident Friday night (July 21, 2017) in Joliet.  The pedestrian – a 41-year-old woman – sustained injuries that were considered to be life-threatening in nature, including serious head injuries.

According to preliminary accident investigation findings from the Joliet Police Department, the pedestrian tried to quickly run across oncoming traffic on Larken Avenue – near Theodore Street – at approximately 8:35 p.m.  She was then struck by a 2004 white Toyota Camry.

The woman was flown to Loyola Medical Center in Chicago after being taken to Presence Saint Joseph’s in Joliet for treatment of her accident injuries.

An excerpt from the July 24, 2017 Joliet Patch article titled “Woman, 41, Battles For Her Life After Being Hit By Car In Joliet,” quoting Joliet Deputy Police Chief Edgar Gregory:

According to Gregory, the victim was knocked unconscious, suffering a concussion, bleeding from the brain, a fractured jaw and fractures to her legs, among other injuries. Joliet firefighters rushed her by ambulance to Saint Joseph’s. She did not regain consciousness, prompting her to be airlifted to Loyola.

The woman, subsequently identified as Joy Fry, of Joliet, died on Tuesday, August 2, 2017.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article mentioned above, as well as The Herald-News article of July 23 titled “Woman hit by car in Joliet on Friday.”  Subsequent additional information can be seen in the August 3 The Herald-News article titled “Woman struck by car in Joliet pronounced deceased” as well as the August 4 Joliet Patch article titled “Joliet Resident Involved In Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision Has Died:  Report.”

Fatal Collision Near Beecher Involving Car And Pickup Truck

There was a fatal Will County car accident this morning (July 24, 2017) near Beecher in Crete Township.

According to preliminary accident investigation findings from the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 8:38 a.m.

The collision happened as a 2014 Suburu Outlook, heading northbound on Yates Avenue, was struck by a S-10 pickup truck heading eastbound on Corning Road.

An excerpt from the July 24, 2017 Joliet Patch article (with video) titled “2-Year-Old, Mother Killed After Truck Run Stop Sign:  Police“:

Police said the pickup was headed east on Corning Road when it failed to stop at a stop sign, entered the intersection and struck the family’s Subaru, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and come to rest in a field. The Subaru was headed north on Yates Avenue prior to the crash and did not have a stop sign.

The driver of the Subura, a 29-year-old woman, identified as Lindsey Schmidt, and her 2-year-old son Kaleb were pronounced dead at the accident scene.  Additionally, two other sons, boys with ages of 4 and 6, were critically injured and taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Indiana for treatment of their accident injuries.  They were later flown to Comer’s Children Hospital.  The 4-year-old (Weston) died Tuesday (July 25) at 5:55 p.m. at Comer’s Children Hospital. The 6-year-old, Owen, died early Thursday morning (July 27) after being in a medically induced coma.

The driver of the pickup truck, only identified as a 25-year-old man from Manteno, was taken to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights for treatment of what were called “minor injuries.”

This fatal collision remains under investigation.

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 July 24 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Sheriff:  A Woman And Her 2-Year-Old Son Killed In Beecher Crash” and the July 26 Daily Southtown article titled “2nd boy dies from injuries in Will Co. crash that also claimed lives of mom, brother.”  A July 27 update is seen in the Daily Southtown article titled “Third boy dies from injuries sustained in fatal Beecher crash.”

Frankfort Motorcycle Accident On Route 30

There was a motorcycle accident Wednesday morning (July 19, 2017) in Frankfort.  The accident involved a collision between a Nissan Murano and motorcycle.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 19, 2017 Mokena Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Hurt In Crash On Route 30 In Frankfort“:

A motorcyclist was injured Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a vehicle in Frankfort, a police official said. Frankfort Police Chief John Burica called the crash on Route 30 near 108th Avenue a “pretty serious accident.” First responders arrived around 6 a.m. and found that the motorcycle had made contact with a car.

The motorcyclist was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of the accident injuries.  These injuries were said to include head injuries.

No one in the other vehicle was injured.

Additional details regarding the crash are seen in the July 24 Frankfort Patch article titled “Driver At Fault In Crash That Hurt Motorcyclist:  Police.”  An excerpt regarding the crash:

The Nissan driver was “at fault for failure to yield at the intersection,” according to the report.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Mokena Patch and Frankfort Patch articles mentioned above.

Plainfield Rollover Accident Critically Injures Two People

There was a rollover accident early Tuesday morning (July 18, 2017) in Plainfield.  As a result of the accident two people, two people had to be extricated from the vehicle before they were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

According to officials, this single-vehicle accident happened at approximately 3:15 a.m., as a Lexus was northbound on Heggs Road, north of 127th Street.  At that time, the vehicle left the roadway, struck a fire hydrant, and rolled over in a field.

A male and female were in the car.  They were taken to the hospital after being extricated by the Plainfield Fire Department.  Both were reported to be in critical condition.

An accident investigation, including crash reconstruction, continues.  Those with information concerning the crash are asked to call the Plainfield Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit at 815-436-6544.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 18, 2017 Plainfield Patch article titled “2 Extricated After Plainfield Rollover Crash” as well as the July 18 The Herald-News article titled “Plainfield police seek information on rollover crash that closed Heggs Road for hours.”

Serious Accident Injuries Resulting From I-55 Crash Near Plainfield

There was a three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon (July 15, 2017) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Plainfield.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash has not been publicly disclosed at this time.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened at 12:22 p.m., in the northbound lanes of I-55, at milepost 260.  The accident scene was just to the north of Route 30.

Six people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.  Some of the injuries were considered to be “serious injuries.”

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County interstate accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 15, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “6 hospitalized in serious crash on I-55 near Plainfield” as well as the July 15 Joliet Patch article titled “6 Hurt In I-55 Crash:  State Police.”

Fatal “Head-On” Collision In Unincorporated Minooka

In the early-morning hours of Friday June 30, 2017 a “head-on collision” occurred between a pickup truck and car in unincorporated Minooka.

The fatal crash is discussed in the Joliet Patch article of June 30, 2017, titled “DUI, Marijuana Charges In Crash That Killed Shorewood Woman” as well as the July 3 newstrib.com article titled “Fatal crash in Kendall County Leads to charges against La Salle County man.”

Notable excerpts from the Patch article include:

A 23-year-old man from Marseilles has been cited on suspicion of driving under the influence along with other traffic violations and drug infractions in connection with a head-on crash that killed a pregnant Shorewood woman early Friday morning. Alexis S. Danley, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene along Ridge Road near Khater Drive, an unincorporated area of Minooka. On Friday afternoon, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office announced that the driver of the truck who struck Danley’s vehicle, Jacob R. Kaminski, is facing several offenses in connection with the fatal collision.

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As for Kaminski, he is being hospitalized at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He has been issued traffic citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle, failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash and disobeying a no-passing zone. In addition, Kaminski received citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis.

This fatal crash remains under investigation.

Additional details can be seen in the articles mentioned above.