Crest Hill Motorcycle Accident On Weber Road Just South Of Ryan Drive

There was a fatal Crest Hill motorcycle accident Monday (October 29, 2018) night.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of this fatal Crest Hill motorcycle accident does not appear to be publicly available.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle on Weber Road, just south of Ryan Drive.  The motorcycle collided with the side of another vehicle.

The motorcyclist, identified as identified as Clifford A. Ragland, 29, of Bolingbrook, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m.

An accident investigation to determine how this Crest Hill motorcycle accident occurred is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 30, 2018 The Herald-News article titled “Bolingbrook man dies in Crest Hill motorcycle crash” as well as the October 31 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Bolingbrook Man Killed On Motorcycle.”

Fatal Homer Glen Car Accident On Archer Avenue

There was a fatal Homer Glen car accident on Sunday (October 21, 2018) night.  The accident involved one car crossing the center line and colliding “head-on” with another car.

According to the Illinois State Police, this fatal Homer Glen car accident occurred at Archer Avenue just south of 135th Street.  The crash happened at 9:26 p.m.

According to the preliminary car accident investigation, the crash happened as one vehicle was traveling north on Archer when it crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the other car.

The northbound car was driven by Arunas Augustaitis, 62, from Elk Grove Village.  The southbound car was driven by Jennifer Balice, 36, of Lemont.

Jennifer Balice was declared dead at the accident scene.  Arunas Augustaitis was declared dead after being taken to the hospital.

The car accident investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the October 22, 2018 NBC Chicago article titled “2 Dead in Homer Glen crash“:

Alcohol was suspected in the crash but state police said an investigation was ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Homer Glen car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 22 Lemont Patch article titled “Lemont Woman Killed In Head-On Crash.”

As discussed on the “Will County ‘Head-On Collisions’” page, for various reasons when two vehicles collide “head-on,” accident injuries are often very serious, if not immediately life-threatening.  Such collisions are often highly forceful, and can result in vehicle occupants being subject to many unnatural pressures.  The resulting injuries can be especially serious to a driver or passenger if the person is not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

“Head-on collisions” can be very hard to avoid as they often happen very quickly and usually without warning.

Rollover Crash In Bolingbrook Results In Two People Injured

A rollover crash occurred early Sunday (October 21, 2018) in Bolingbrook.  The crash involved two vehicles.   Two people were injured and taken to the hospital following this rollover crash.

Details on the crash appear to be limited at this time.  The reason for the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

The rollover crash happened at approximately 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of Lily Cache Road and Schmidt Road.

As seen in accident scene photos in the October 21, 2018 Naperville Patch article titled “Rollover Crash Injures 2,” the rollover left the SUV on its side.

As discussed on the “Will County Rollover Accidents” page, there are many reasons as to why a vehicle might roll.  However, there are a few factors that make a rollover crash more likely to occur.  These factors include excessive speed and loss of vehicle control, as well as the type and contour of the roadway.

An excerpt from that page:

Given the demographic and traffic aspects of Will County, one would expect there to be a significant number of rollover crashes.  Various recent Will County crashes involving rollovers have been summarized on this site.  Those crashes include accidents in Joliet, Lockport Township, unincorporated Manhattan Township, Channahon Township, and Romeoville.

One key safety issue during a rollover crash is whether vehicle occupants are wearing seat belts.  Those who are not are at risk of being ejected (i.e. partially or fully thrown) from the vehicle.  As seen in many Chicago-area accidents in which ejections have occurred, such ejections often lead to serious accident injuries which can be life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding the Bolingbrook rollover crash as well as the broader issue of rollover accidents and their consequences can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

Truck Accident On I-80 Between Chicago Street and Larkin Avenue

There was a October 2, 2018 truck accident on I-80 which involved several trucks.

Details on the accident as well as the resulting accident injuries appear to be limited at this time.

This truck accident on I-80 is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 2, 2018 Channahon Patch article titled “Bad I-80 Wreck In Joliet Shuts Down Traffic.”

An excerpt:

Westbound traffic along Interstate 80 in Joliet has come to a crawl after a collision involving several trucks in the westbound lanes.

The crash happened between Chicago Street and Larkin Avenue.

As seen in the accident scene photo, it appears as if one of the trucks rolled over and another semi truck went into the median.

As a result of the crash, the westbound lanes of I-80 were closed.

As discussed on the “Will County Truck Accidents” page, due to various reasons there are a significant number of truck accidents that occur in Will County.  Truck traffic is heavy in the county.  As seen in the Will County truck accident statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation data, there were over 1000 Will County truck accidents in 2016 (the most recent year of accident data.)  Of these crashes, over 900 involved semi trucks.

There are many reasons that semi trucks are prone to be involved in accidents.  Among these reasons is that semi trucks take a long time to slow down or come to a stop;  as well, due to their weight they can be hard to control during hard braking.

As well, due to the amount of time truck drivers spend driving, semi truck drivers can experience significant fatigue and drowsiness issues.   As seen in many Illinois semi truck accidents, these fatigue and drowsiness issues have caused many truck accidents.  Some of these crashes have involved the truck driver falling asleep while driving.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the truck accident on I-80 discussed above as well as the broader issue of Will County truck accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.