Joliet Accident In Which Driver Falls Asleep At The Wheel

On Tuesday (April 29, 2014) morning there was an accident caused when a man (allegedly) “fell asleep at the wheel” and crashed into a mail truck on Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

According to Joliet Police, the driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article of April 29, 2014 titled “Driver Falls Asleep, Hits Mail Truck in Joliet.”

Joliet Hit & Run Accident Leads To Man’s Death

There was an apparent hit & run accident in Joliet on Saturday night (February 22, 2014) that led to the death of a 62-year-old man.

This accident appears to have happened late Saturday night, as Joliet Police received a call just before midnight regarding a man’s body on the road. The man was found on North Center Street near Frank Avenue, and the man was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 1:35 a.m.

The man, identified as Anthony Bausal, of Joliet, was apparently walking home from the Crow’s Nest bar at the time of this hit & run accident.

Neither the driver in this hit & run accident or the vehicle have been identified. Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run accident are asked to call Joliet Police at 815-724-3020; or they can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 24, 2014 The Herald-News article titled “Authorities believe Anthony Bausal was killed by a hit-and-run driver” as well as the February 25, 2014 CBS Chicago article titled “Joliet Police Searching For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run.”

Multi-Vehicle Accident On I-57 Near Peotone

This afternoon (February 20, 2014) there was a large multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 57 (I-57) near Peotone that involved at least 19 vehicles, including seven semi tractor-trailer trucks and 12 other vehicles.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), ten people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals.

This accident happened at approximately 4:25 p.m. near Harlem Avenue in Will County.  The ISP says that heavy fog contributed to this vehicle pileup.

One vehicle had to extricated as it became stuck under a truck.

This accident remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 20 myfoxchicago.com article titled “At least 19 vehicles involved in I-57 pileup near Peotone” as well as the February 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Storms responsible for tornadoes, dense fog and pileup on I-57.”

Head-On Vehicle Collision In Romeoville, Illinois

There was a fatal “head-on” collision between a car and a bus on Wednesday (February 12, 2014) morning in Romeoville, Illinois.

This fatal “head-on” crash happened at approximately 9:10 a.m., at Renwick Road and Rankin Drive. The accident happened when a Kia Rio was traveling eastbound on Renwick, and for reasons unknown, crossed into the westbound lanes, into the path of an oncoming Pace bus. The Kia hit the bus in a direct frontal collision, and then the Kia hit another car.

The driver of the Kia had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was then taken to Provena St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 12:09 p.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. His identity has not yet been released, other than he was a 67-year-old man from Oak Forest.

Three other people, including the Pace bus driver, a bus passenger, and the driver of the other car were also taken to Saint Joseph’s, where they were treated and released.

The Romeoville Police Department is investigating the crash and its causes.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 12, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “1 dead, 3 injured in Romeoville crash involving Pace bus” as well as the February 12 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 3 hurt injured when 2 cars, Pace bus crash.”

Bolingbrook, Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

According to Bolingbrook Police, the motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist was riding east on Boughton Road at approximately 2:30 a.m.  At that point, he apparently lost control of the motorcycle and struck the median.  He was thrown from the motorcycle.  Media accounts differ as to whether the accident happened near Boughton and Aspen or Boughton and Bolingbrook Drive.

The motorcyclist was identified as Richard H. Ford, 25, of Romeoville.

Ford was pronounced dead after being taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

An excerpt from the September 25, 2013 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man dies in motorcycle crash in Bolingbrook” :

A preliminary investigation indicates that speed and alcohol were factors in the wreck, which involved no other vehicles, Rompa said.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the September 25, 2013 Joliet Herald-News article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Bolingbrook crash.”

Channahon Township Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday evening (September 1, 2013) in Channahon Township, Illinois.

The motorcyclist was riding along Front Street, approximately 3/4 mile west of Frontage Road, when his motorcycle left the roadway and overturned.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Brian A. Elsinga, 31, of Channahon.  He was pronounced dead at 8:23 p.m. Sunday.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the September 2, 2013 Channahon-Minooka Patch.com article titled “Channahon Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash” as well as the September 2 Joliet Herald-News article titled “Channahon man killed in motorcycle accident,” which also contains remembrances.