Stevenson Expressway DUI Accident Results In Fatality

A Stevenson Expressway DUI accident resulted in a fatality. This Stevenson Expressway DUI accident occurred early Sunday (April 28, 2019) morning and involved one car “rear-ending” another car which was operating as an Uber.

This I-55 fatal crash is discussed in a number of media sources, including the April 30, 2019 Chicago Tribune article titled “I’m so glad he didn’t get away with it…” as well as the April 30 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Man Charged With DUI, Fleeing Deadly Stevenson Crash That Killed Woman Celebrating Birthday.”

In this Stevenson Expressway DUI crash, the car that was “rear-ended” was a Hyundai operating as an Uber. It carried the driver and three passengers. While the driver and two of the passengers were able to escape the Hyundai after it was hit, one of the passengers, identified as Jamie Ann Poulos, 23, of Berwyn, was unable to escape the car after it burst into flames. She died at the accident scene.

The driver of the Uber and two passengers were hospitalized for treatment of their accident injuries.

The driver of the car (an Infiniti) that hit the Hyundai was identified as
Rami Matariyeh, 22, of Homer Glen. He fled the accident scene but was later apprehended.

An excerpt regarding this Stevenson Expressway DUI crash, seen in the NBC Chicago article mentioned above:

Rami Matariyeh, of Homer Glen, was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash, leaving the scene of a crash that caused great bodily harm, aggravated DUI resulting in death, aggravated DUI resulting in great bodily harm and reckless homicide, according to Illinois State Police. 

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Stevenson Expressway DUI crash can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

Additional discussion of Will County DUI accidents can be seen in posts found under the “DUI” category. As seen in those posts, accidents involving people driving while intoxicated has led to many accidents with injuries, and in some cases fatalities.

Bolingbrook Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Boughton Road

A Bolingbrook fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday (April 17, 2019) afternoon. This Bolingbrook fatal motorcycle accident happened on Boughton Road near Weber Road, in the 1100 block of Boughton.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

At the time of the accident, the motorcycle was traveling east when the motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

The motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 4:13 p.m., was identified by the Will County Coroner’s Office as Francis B. Avanzado, of Willowbrook.

An excerpt concerning this Bolingbrook fatal motorcycle accident, from the April 18, 2019 Naperville Sun article titled “Bolingbrook police chase…” quoting Bolingbrook Police Lt. Anthony Columbus:

It is believed the motorcyclist struck the side of the car, Columbus said.

An autopsy found Avanzado’s preliminary cause of death was multiple injuries due to motorcycle collision, the coroner’s office said.

A person in the vehicle struck by the motorcycle was treated and released for minor injuries, Columbus said.

The accident investigation is continuing.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

As seen in the Will County motorcycle accidents that are summarized on this site, many have resulted in serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities, to the motorcyclist and/or motorcycle passenger. While there are many reasons for these accidents, one main reason is loss of control of the motorcycle. These loss of motorcycle control crashes can happen for a number of reasons. While some loss of control issues are the fault of the motorcycle rider, other loss of control problems can be caused by factors outside of the rider’s control. As an example, a road hazard can cause the motorcycle to lose stability that can result in a crash. While there are many types of road hazards, one type of road hazard is a foreign object on the roadway. Often, these objects may be cargo that has fallen from another vehicle, or road debris such as a discarded tire tread from a semi truck.