Posted on August 30th, 2011
Three people were killed in two different car accidents on roadways in the Kankakee area.
The accidents have occurred in the past two days and the first one took place on Sunday night when two women were killed in a car crash near Peotone. The driver of the other car was charged with six counts of aggravated DUI.
The second accident occurred on Monday when a mo torcyclist tried
to stop when a school bus in front of him stopped. The two vehicles somehow collided and the motorcyclist was later pronounced dead as a result. The details of this accident remain under investigation at this time.
Posted on August 26th, 2011
A single “boom” on August 16, 2011, loud enough for neighbors to think a tree had fallen on their own house, indicated that an explosion had occurred at the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America plant in Herscher in southwest Kankakee County.
Five people were hurt in the mid-morning explosion that caused a fire. Bonfield resident Richard Wildman, 36, was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood after suffering burns and had been listed in critical condition. According to Ken McCabe, spokesman for the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, the other four workers were treated at local hospitals in Kankakee and released on Tuesday.
It is unknown as to what caused the explosion and the investigation may take some time. Damon Hall, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, stated that one inspector was on site as of Tuesday and two more inspectors were expected by Wednesday. The Herscher plant has had explosions in the past but has a clean safety record for the past ten years.
When explosions happen at the workplace, injuries can be long lasting.
If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured at the workplace, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to explore your legal rights. Visit the website at wwwspiroslaw.com.
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Posted on August 26th, 2011
The intersection of Sunnyside and Austin Avenues in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago was the scene of a two-car accident on August 9, 2011 that left a mother and her 16-year-old son dead as well as three other children injured.
Claudia Delia was headed west on Sunnyside Ave to meet with another family before going up to the Wisconsin Dells. The Honda Civic contained Delia and her son, Bryan; 3-year-old son Hauk Marvin; 15-year-old step-son, Zack Marvin; and Chris Diaz, a friend of the teenage boys. Chicago resident Richard Strum was headed south on Austin Avenue in his mustang and hit the Honda. The force of impact was so strong that the Honda was pushed against a nearby light pole.
Strum, 35, was charged with three counts of felony aggravated DUI for causing bodily harm in an accident and two counts of felony aggravated DUI in an accident causing death according to a statement released by the police. Strum had earlier been ticketed for driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance.
Neighbors rushed to help the victims in the Honda. They stated that they have complained many times to the alderman and police in regards to the intersection as Sunnyside is not a straight cut across Austin. Instead, cars must make a jog to the left across Austin in order to continue on Sunnyside.
Some accidents take the lives of people because of drivers on the road under the influence of substances that impair their driving ability. If you or a loved one has lost a family member in an auto accident cause by a driver charged with a DUI, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to find out your legal rights.
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Posted on August 22nd, 2011
Two firefighters in Otto Township were injured after the t anker truck they were riding in was involved in
According to reports, the accident occurred when the truck collided with an Oldsmobile while it was attempting a left turn. The 27-year-old driver of this vehicle and two firefighters in the truck were all transported to nearby hospitals to be treated.
One firefighter and the driver of the Oldsmobile were taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee and the other firefighter was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
The truck had its lights and sirens activated when it passed a vehicle in the southbound lane and attempted to pass by the Oldsmobile and they collided.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Kankakee car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling 815-929-9292 and discussing your options.
Posted on August 18th, 2011
A 43-year-old Kankakee man has come forward after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Kankakee.
The accident left a 52-year-old St. Anne woman seriously injured. According to police officials, the accident occurred in the Key City Liquors parking lot when the man backed into the woman and then immediately left the scene.
The woman was transported to Provena St. Mary’s Hospital where she is currently in intensive care. The man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident where great bodily harm was caused.
If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in a hit-and-run or pedestrian accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Kankakee pedestrian accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 815-929-9292 today.
Posted on August 16th, 2011
Five people were injured in a gas explosion that occurred this morning in a town south of Herscher.
According to the public relations spokesperson at Riverside Medical Center, three victims from the explosion were sent there after the blast.
Two of them were admitted for non-life threatening injuries and another was transported to Loyola University Hospital to be admitted to their burn unit. Two others were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee in, what is being described as, stable condition. No other injuries are known at this time.
Our thoughts are with the victims during their recovery.
Posted on August 15th, 2011
A two-vehicle crash on Manteno’s west side resulted in four people be
ing injured and three of the injuries were very serious.
According to police, the 25-year-old driver of one of the cars was traveling eastbound on the highway at a high speed when he rear ended a truck. This collision caused the second truck to be knocked onto its side and it slid down the roadway.
Highway 9 was closed for nearly three hours as crews worked to rescue those involved and clear the scene. The current condition of the victims is unknown at this time.
If you of a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligent driving, contact the Kankakee car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling 815-929-9292 and speaking about your legal options.
Posted on August 15th, 2011
One Chicago man was killed as a result of a semi-trailer accident that occurred on Interstate 65 in central Indiana.
According to Indiana State Police, the accident occurred when the semi-trailer collided with the rear of another vehicle that was stopped in traffic. The collision caused a fire because the truck that was hit was carrying petroleum products and paint and it caused both vehicles to be engulfed in flames.
The 23-year-old driver of the truck that rear-ended the other car, was killed as a result of the crash. The lanes of traffic were then closed so that crews could clean up the spill and clear the scene. The other driver was not injured in the crash.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.
Posted on August 15th, 2011
Five people were killed and dozens more were injured when a stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed onto concert-goers as they awaited for the band, Sugarland, to perform.
State fair officials were in contact with the National Weather Service in order to determine if the fair grounds should be evacuated because a storm was approaching.
The heavy rain was not supposed to hit the area for another 30 minutes when the stage collapsed due to the 70 mph winds. Officials at the fair made an announcement previous to the collapse that stated that cover should be sought for concert-goers, but never required them to evacuate. It is unknown at this time for emergency sirens sounded.
Nearly 12,000 people surrounded the stage when the collapse occurred and four dozen people were transported to the hospital, some with critical injuries. Four people were pronounced dead on the scene.
The fair will reopen Monday, but a moment of silence will be held.
Posted on August 10th, 2011
Michigan Avenue on a late Sunday afternoon was the scene of an accident that injured two young girls who were attempting to cross the street.
On August 7, 2011 around 5:00 p.m., cab driver Friday Ekon of Richton Park was driving his vehicle southbound at the 500 North block of Michigan Avenue when two girls, ages 6 and 8, attempted to cross the street after exiting their vehicle. They were taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital. Preliminary information stated that the 8-year-old girl had a bruised abdominal area while the 6-year-old suffered a broken leg.
Both were last listed in critical condition.
Mr. Ekon, 65, was taken to Northwestern Hospital to be checked out. He was also given two citations for striking a pedestrian in the roadway.
Accidents involving pedestrians happen anywhere. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured as a pedestrian, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to find out your legal options. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
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