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New Years Eve: The Most Dangerous Time on the Road

New Year’s Eve is a fun time to ring in the new year with family and friends, however, according to SafeAuto.com, “there are 71% more crashes with drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor between December 31st at 6 pm and January 1st at 6 am”. On this night, a large number of people are [….]

Three Killed and Two Injured in Crash

A tragic crash occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, October 16th leading to the death of three passengers. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo was southbound on Road 447 and failed to stop at a stop sign causing it to drive into the path of an oncoming Buick Enclave on U.S. 30 east of Overton. According [….]

Elmhurst police beef up DUI patrols for Fourth of July celebrations

The City of Elmhurst Police Department in Illinois will be conducting more patrols to catch those driving under the influence of alcohol in preparation for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. Celebrations around the Fourth of July are known for heavy drinking and too often, this is followed by party-goers driving home drunk at the end of [….]

Fiery Crash in Michigan Takes the Life of La Grange Man

A man from La Grange, Illinois died in a fiery car accident when the car he was riding in hit a tree. In the early hours of December 17th, Aleksandra Strikas was driving his 2012 Volkswagon Passat in New Buffalo Township in Michigan along with Matthew Ross, 25, of Harbet, Michigan. As the 22-year-old La [….]

Chicago to pay $6.25 Million to Man Injured by Drunken City Worker

An accident caused by a city worker in May 2011 has resulted in a payout of $6.25 million to a pedestrian. Dwight Washington, a worker in the Streets and Sanitation Department in the City of Chicago, was driving a F-150 pick-up truck in his job as a laborer on May 21st. Washington hit the curb [….]

Crash on I-57 Kills Gary Woman

A crash on I-57 in the early morning hours on December 8th left a Gary, Indiana woman dead. Gary resident Randi Jackson was riding as a passenger in a 1994 GMC Minivan driven by Stephanie Cobb, also of Gary, on the morning of December 8th in the northbound lanes of Interstate 57.  Around 6:30 a.m., the [….]

NFL Player Arrested in DUI Death of Passenger

A Dallas Cowboy player posted bond in relation to a DUI charge that killed another player. The two friends met while playing football as students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2007 to 2009. Josh Brent, a defensive line man for the Dallas Cowboys, was driving in the Irving, Texas area on Saturday, December [….]

Illinois Man Arrested for DUI after Accident on 3000W Road

Late yesterday, December 6, Kankakee resident Anthony Woods crashed into Benjamin Kirchner, also of Kankakee, sending himself to the hospital for treatment. After being treated for his injuries, Woods was arrested by local police for a DUI. Around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Woods ran a stop sign located on Illinois Route 17 and 3000W Road, [….]

Round Lake Head-on Crash Leaves One Woman Dead

A 22-year-old Mundelein man faces charges related to a fatal car accident that occurred in Round Lake. On November 21st, Mark Oelerich was driving north on Cedar Lake Road. At approximately 9:17 p.m., an officer with the Round Lake Police department discovered the head-on crash involving Oelerich and Araceli Villasenor, 24, who was driving south [….]

Man Charged After Fatal Accident

A Crown Point, Indiana man was killed on Saturday when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. On November 10th Philip Briner, 21, was heading south on the Dan Ryan Expressway after getting off work as a server from The Pennisula Chicago Hotel. Around 1:30 a.m., Tyrone Allen Stokes was driving his 2002 GMC [….]