Posted on February 26th, 2010
A man from Avondale has been charged with three felonies after allegedly fleeing the scene of a three-car accident on Chicago’s Near North Side that left five people injured.
Police say Michael McFaul was traveling east on West Division Street and collided with two taxis shortly before 4:00 a.m. Sunday. The 30 year-old McFaul has been charged with three felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident.
According to a statement released by police News Affairs, five ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Two people in one cab were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Three pedestrians were also injured in the crash. All three suffered leg injuries and are listed in serious to critical condition at local hospitals.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an Illinois car accident, please contact the Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on February 19th, 2010
A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on car crash on Illinois Route 160.
Barbara Green was traveling southbound on Route 160 when a car driven by James Griesbaum swerved into the lane and struck Green’s vehicle head-on. Green was transported via helicopter to St. Louis University hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
and his passenger Ressie Woodcock were also injured in the crash and taken to a nearby hospital. Greisbaum is listed in serious condition and Woodcock is in critical condition. It was reported that Griesbaum may not have been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Police say that alcohol has been confirmed as a factor in the crash.
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Posted on February 11th, 2010
Gusty winds, heavy snow, and icy roads are being blamed for two crashes which occurred Wednesday morning on Interstate 57, south of the town of Manteno.
According to police, the low visibility and perilous road conditions led to a southbound pickup truck losing its grip on the road and sliding into a ditch, where it was hit by a second vehicle at approximately 5 o’clock in the morning. Further details are not known.
The terrible weather had reduced visibility to less than a mile as of 6:45 in the morning, according to the weather service at Greater Kankakee Airport. The heavy winds are expected to make travel difficult until they abate.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a car accident, the Kankakee personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law may be able to help you get the compensation you need. Contact us today by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on February 11th, 2010
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits are against the state’s constitution.
The limits were passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2005, but the court has ruled that the legislation infringed on the power of the state’s judicial branch. Doctors’ advocacy groups are quick to criticize the ruling, stating that malpractice damages caps have made healthcare more widely available and less expensive. However, studies have indicated that medical malpractice lawsuits do not significantly increase the cost of medical care, contradicting this assertion.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Kankakee personal injury attorneys of Sprios & Wall today by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on February 9th, 2010
A woman from Tazewell County had died as a result of a three-car accident on Interstate 74 Friday evening in Champaign County.
27-year-old Minier resident Jennifer Kautz was a passenger in a pick-up truck that crossed the center median and struck a westbound semi head-on.
According to information released by Illinois State Police District 10 in Pesotum, 28 year-old Chad Kautz was driving the pick-up truck eastbound on I-74, near Mahomet, shortly before 6:00 p.m when he collided with a semi-truck driven by Terry Eugene Chamberlain.
Authorities did not disclose Chamberlain’s age or place of residence.
After crashing into Kautz’s pickup, the semi-truck also struck a vehicle driven by Winella Howard. No information on Howard is available.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an Illinois car accident, please contact a Kankakee personal injury lawyer of Spiros Law by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on February 9th, 2010
The owner of the Wisteria Day Spa died in a tragic auto accident Friday morning when the car she was driving crashed into a semi truck on Illinois Route 50.
The 30-year-old mother of three was driving southbound on Route 50 when, witnesses say, she turned abruptly in front of the semi, causing the crash. Police are still investigating the incident.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, contact the Kankakee car accident injury attorneys of Spiros Law today by calling 815-929-9292 today.
Posted on February 4th, 2010
Justin Mentell, a young actor best known for his role in the television show Boston Legal, was pronounced dead following a tragic car accident in Wisconsin.
According to police reports, Mentell was driving his 2005 Jeep along a rural Wisconsin road when he lost control of the vehicle, drove down an embankment, and hit two trees.
Mentell was thrown from the vehicle. While the accident is believed to have occurred at approximately 3:30 in the morning, it was not discovered until 8:30, when a local farmer happened upon the body.
Drugs and alcohol are not thought to have been involved.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a car accident, contact the Kankakee car accident attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling 815-929-9292 to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Posted on February 1st, 2010
A Siegel, Illinois man has died following a freak grain bin accident. According to the Shelby County coroner, the accident occurred on Thursday.
The 22-year-old man was working with two other men loading dried corn into a grain bin when the tragic accident occurred.
The man became trapped in the corn and was buried alive. An autopsy is planned to review the exact circumstances of the man’s death.
If someone you love has been killed in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your loss. To learn more about how we can help you fight for your rights, contact the Kankakee wrongful death attorneys of Sprios & Wall today by calling 815-929-9292