Posted on August 30th, 2010
It is important to be aware of your surroundings when driving, even when out in the wide open country spaces. On Thursday August 26, 2010, a 16-year-old Essex girl drove into the back of a 1991 Camaro that was stopped with another car for a school bus.
The accident took place on westbound Illinois Route 17 at 8500 West Road in rural Piot Township. The crash took place at 7:35 a.m. when two cars were stopped as a school bus was stopped and loading children. Two people were treated for injuries in this crash although none of the children were hurt.
Accidents can happen anywhere and small injuries be more than initially suspected. If you or a loved on has been injured in an accident, call Spiros Law to find out your legal options at (815) 929-9292.
Posted on August 27th, 2010
Fire officials and other investigators have determined that a propane tank leak was the cause of a home explosion in Momence.
A leak in the propane tank was discovered when officials found a nick in the lining of the tank. The gas then traveled to the water heater’s lighter and caused it to ignite. No serious injuries have been reported.
The fire chief in Momence announced that the septic tank at the house was being excavated along with other renovation projects.
If you or a loved one has been injured, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law by calling 815-929-9292 today to discuss your legal options.
Posted on August 24th, 2010
Interstate 57 was the site a multiple semi-trailer accident on Thursday, August 19, 2010. The Will County Coroner was called to the scene near the 325-mile marker in Will County.
Just before 5:00 pm the first semi-trailer hit the second semi-trailer in the north-bound lanes. Emergency dispatchers reported that a few minutes later a third semi-trailer became involved with the first accident.
Northbound traffic was re-routed off at the Manteno exit. The back-up was so great it went several miles back as far as Bourbonnais in the northbound lane.
This was the second fatal accident to occur on I-57 in Will County on that day. An earlier accident occurred in the morning, leaving one of the drivers of a semi-trailer truck dead.
Accidents can happen in a split second and the results can leave a loss in the family fabric. If your family or circle of friends have experienced the death of a loved one in an accident, call Spiros Law to discuss your legal options at 815-929-9292.
Posted on August 23rd, 2010
Two separate semi-truck accidents caused Interstate 57 to be shut down twice in one day.
According to Illinois State Police, The first accident occurred at 9 a.m. when one of the semi-trucks rear-ended another one. The semi that rear-ended the other then caught fire killing the driver. The driver of the other truck was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The southbound lanes were closed and all traffic was rerouted.
The second accident occurred eight hours later only five miles from the first one. Three semi-trucks were involved in the second accident.
The driver of one of these semi-trucks was pronounced dead at the scene and one was treated for minor injuries. One official said that he has never seen anything like the two accidents in his 30 years at the department.
Semi-truck accidents can cause serious injury to all people involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.
Posted on August 19th, 2010
Braidwood was the scene of a train accident when an Eastbound Amtrak passenger train hit a car at a Braidwood railroad crossing that has warning lights and sounds but no gates.
According to the Daily Journal, the victim was crossing the tracks northbound on Division Street when it was struck by the train just after 11 am on August 15th.
The car was then pushed a block east down the tracks.
It would take rescuers 19 minutes to extract the victim from the wreckage. That Braidwood resident was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. It was determined that the both the lights and sounds were working at the time of the accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a train accident, call Spiros Law to find out your legal options at (815) 929-9292.
Posted on August 17th, 2010
One person was injured after an Amtrak train hit a car near the Braidwood crossing.
The accident occurred as the car was crossing the train tracks on Division Street around 11 a.m. and the train struck the car. There were no gates preventing the person from driving on the tracks, but there were warning lights and sirens.
Officials have said that the lights and sounds were working at the time of the accident.
Emergency crews spend almost 20 minutes trying to free the woman from the car. She was then rushed to the hospital by helicopter, but her current condition is unknown.
Train and car accidents can cause serious injury to all people involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim in the crash.
Posted on August 11th, 2010
A 25-year-old man was killed in a two-car accident on Route 52 on Sunday night.
The man was from Fithian and was heading eastbound on Route 52 when he crossed the center line into the oncoming lane. A father and son were traveling westbound when the man swerved into their lane.
The son, who was driving the vehicle, tried to move their motor home out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, but he was unsuccessful and the two vehicles collided. The vehicles both burst into flames on impact.
The father and son were taken to the hospital to be treated and the driver of the fist vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Car accidents can happen unexpectedly and change the lives of everyone involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family.
Posted on August 10th, 2010
Alcohol and watercraft operation is not a good mix as boaters have found out throughout time. Paul Hale III was driving a speedboat on May 29 w hen
he hit another speedboat near the Schuyler Avenue Bridge. He was found to have a blood-alcohol rate nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the accident.
On July 30, 2010, Hale pleaded not guilty to the charges from that accident. Those charges consist of reckless operation of a watercraft, illegal operation of a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol and operating a watercraft with an blood-alcohol content over .08.
The accident occurred on May 29 around midnight. Hale was found to have a blood-alcohol level that was three times the legal limit when he hit the other watercraft from behind. According to an earlier report from the Daily Journal, six people were injured in that accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact Spiros and Wall at (815) 929-9292 to discuss your legal options.
Posted on August 9th, 2010
A hearing has been set for a woman who is accused of hitting a disabled man with a shoe. Aleyamma Kurien, 63, of Bourbonnais is accused of hitting the Shapiro Developmental Center resident with a shoe and has been charged with one count of criminal abuse of a disabled person in connection with the alleged April 14th altercation.
Kurien has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Marshall Dusenbury, Kurien’s lawyer, has requested a jury trial for his client. The next hearing for Kurien will be held in September 2010. Kurien has worked at Shapiro in the past as a caregiver although First Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Dickenson declined to comment if Kurien was working for Shapiro at the time of the alleged incident.
Governor Pat Quinn signed a new nursing home safety reform bill on July 29, 2010 in response to a growing awareness of nursing home abuse. One of the provisions to help nursing home residents is to add more safeguards including additional nursing home inspectors. If you or a loved one has been affected by nursing home abuse, contact Spiros Law, P.C. at 815-929-9292 to discuss your legal options.
Posted on August 6th, 2010
Bay Valley Foods, an Illinois-based company, has announced the recall of canned Chef’s Cupboard Chicken and Rice Soup due to ingredients in the soup not being on the label.
The soup was made with Vegetarian Vegetable soup which contains egg and wheat.
Egg and wheat are not listed on the label of the can meaning that a person who is allergic to either ingredient would be unaware that they were consuming the substance causing the person to have a possible life-threatening allergic reaction.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in Aldi’s stores and have a ‘best if used by date’ of 1-05-2010. Bay Valley is urging consumers to not eat the product and to return it to an Aldi store for a refund.
If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a defective food product, contact the Kankakee product liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling 815-929-9292.