Posted on January 25th, 2013
A fatal hit and run car accident occurred this week, and Aurora police are now looking for the owner of the vehicle that was identified in the incident. Theresa Burns, 57, was struck by a Geo Metro this past Monday night while she and another teacher who she worked with were trying to help a student get to safety after she sat down in the road.
Burns and her co-worker were able to get the student to safety, but both were struck by the vehicle, which fled the scene. Burns was pronounced dead at the scene, while her co-worker was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The owner of the Geo Metro involved in the accident was identified as Gustavo Villarreal, 44, and his family has since reported him missing. He has not yet been charged in the event or identified as the driver of the vehicle, but police are looking for him.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim.
Posted on January 14th, 2013
A car accident occurred this past Saturday morning in Alsip when a passenger vehicle collided with the back of a semitrailer truck, resulting in serious injuries to both the driver and his passenger.
The 32-year-old driver and his 37-year-old female passenger had to be removed from the vehicle by firefighters, after the collision left the Ford Taurus they were in pinned underneath the semi’s trailer. Both were rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center and were reported to be in critical condition. While the cause of the accident was not known, alcohol intoxication was eliminated as a possible cause.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other vehicle, contact the experienced attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on July 16th, 2012
After a mid-morning collision in Manteno on Thursday, two people were taken to the hospital for treatment. The pickup truck and van that collided were at the crossroads of 700W and 900N. Police from Kankakee County were the first authorities on the scene and determined that medical treatment was necessary.
Sheri Lynn Isaacson, a 38 year old woman from Channahon was driving one of the vehicles at the time of the accident. After being transported to Provena St. Mary’s hospital, she was assessed and released. The other passenger’s information was not released because of their age.
The Kankakee personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law have years of experience helping people defend their rights after an accident leaves them injured. Contact our offices at www.spiroslaw.com or by calling 815-929-9292 for more information about our services.
Posted on April 20th, 2012
A study has recently been done about the number of fatal car accidents that occur on Tax Day each year. The study showed that the number of car accidents that occur on this day each year is at least 6 percent higher than any other day in April.
According to the study, researchers analyzed the number of fatal car accidents that have occurred on Tax Days for the past 3o years. The number is now at 6,783 and this averages to nearly 226 accidents on each Tax Day.
When researchers looked at the number of accidents on another day during the month of April, it was found that 213 fatal accidents occurred. Researchers do not have exact evidence on why there are more accidents on this day than any other, but it they think that this could be because the drivers are under more stress and human error may occur more because of this. They also think that driver may be racing to the get the post office in order to mail their taxes before the deadline.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a speeding or reckless driver, you need representation on your side. Contact the Kankakee car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling 815-929-9292 today.
Posted on March 10th, 2011
A three-vehicle crash between a school bus, minivan and a car caused one man to be sent to the hospital.
According to officials, the accident occurred as a school bus, that was carrying eight school children, attempted to pass a car on Vine Street, but struck the car while trying to do so . The bus then went around the car and struck a minivan two or three times.
When police arrived at the scene, the bus driver did not have an explanation for what happened.
No children were injured in the accident, but the driver of the first car was sent to the hospital where he was treated and released. The bus driver was charged with failure to reduce speed in order to avoid an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact the car accident lawyers Kankakee of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 815-929-9292 today.
Posted on January 6th, 2011
Six people were injured in a car accident at the corner of North Street and Washington Avenue.
Officials were dispatched to the scene at 3:30 p.m. after an SUV carrying two children and three adults collided with a vehicle that was driven by a Bradley firefighter.
All six people involved suffered non-life threatening injuries and were conscious when they were transported to either St. Mary’s or Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.
If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact the Kankakee car accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 815-929-9292.
Posted on December 8th, 2010
Cairo, a city in the far southern-most part of the state of Illinois, was the scene of an accident on Sunday morning when a police officer crashed into a car while on his way to respond to assist with a call.
The patrolman was enroute to support Pulaski County authorities with a pursuit on Interstate 57. But at Illinois Route 3 and U.S. 51, the officer hit into a Toyota Camry and injured three occupants.
Two people from the Toyota Camry were taken to the hospital. A third passenger went for treatment later in the day in Paducah, Kentucky. The officer in the crash was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The car chase, the reason for the original call for assistance, ended only after the suspect’s car hit a tree. The pursuit went through a construction zone at speeds of 120 mph. The suspect was arrested after hitting the tree.
Automobile accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. If you or a loved one has been injured from a car accident, call Spiros Law to find out your legal options. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com
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Posted on May 3rd, 2010
A two-vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon sent a 16-year old Cissna Park girl to the hospital for treatment. The accident occurred about two miles north of Cissna Park, and the injured girl was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Posted on April 22nd, 2010
Police report that last Friday, April 16, an Essex woman sustained minor injuries in a collision at Kankakee and Rice roads around 6:25 p.m.
A 39-year-old woman was driving southbound on Kankakee Road and stopped at the intersection with Rice Road. According to her, the sun was extremely bright and she was unable to see the 59-year-old Essex driver oncoming eastbound on Rice Road.
The 59-year-old Essex driver was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center.
The 39-year-old woman was ticketed with failure to yield.
Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt in this accident, but the crash could have been avoided. If you or someone you know has been injured by a negligent driver, call the Kankakee car accident attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at 815-929-9292.
Posted on April 16th, 2010
Police are investigating the cause of a crash that sent a Kankakee man to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon at around 3:15 p.m. According to sources familiar with the accident, the man’s motorcycle was struck by a car at 2740S Road at Route 45/52. While the extent of the man’s injuries is not yet known, emergency crews believe he may have suffered a broken leg in the accident.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, contact the Kankakee car accident attorneys of Spiros & Wall, P.C. at 815-929-9292 to discuss your legal options.