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Hit-and-Run Driver Sends Bicyclist to Hospital

A 51-year-old driver has been charged with fleeing from an accident that injured a man who was walking his bike across a street on July 21, 2012. A 53-year-old bicyclist was on the 3000 block of South Pulaski, walking his bike around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. At the same time,  Chicago resident Sergio Nava [….]


Motorcycle Accident Leaves Two Dead in Collinsville

Two people died when their motorcycle hit a utility pole in southwestern Illinois according to authorities. The accident took place at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011.  Collinsville resident Brandon King, 25, was traveling west bound on St. Louis Road in Collinsville when he lost control of the 2007 Harley Davidson  motorcycle and hit [….]


Truck Collides with Amtrak Passenger Train, Leave Six Dead

As the Amtrak passenger train went through a crossing in Nevada on June 24, 2011, a semi-tractor trailer truck crashed through it, causing the train to catch fire and leaving six people dead. The California Zephyr train left Chicago and was headed to California at the time of the accident. It is unknown as to [….]


City Truck hits Pedestrians, 8 go to Hospitals

The Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago was the scene of an accident involving a city truck and several pedestrians. The accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 2011 as people were walking and a photographer was conducting a photo shoot of a “bride and groom.”   The accident took place at the intersection of State, Rush and [….]


Truck Crashes in Starbuck’s Building

Starbuck’s on Route 50 in Bradley was closed when a pick-up truck crashed into the south entrance on January 13, 2011. Four people were injured from this accident.   Jason Helmig was at the McDonald’s drive-thru with a five-year-old passenger when he began to suffer from an unidentified medical problem. Helmig’s truck accelerated, going north. [….]


Accident takes the life of Lansing Woman

Grant Park, in north-eastern Kankakee County, was the site of an accident that cost an elderly woman her life on November 2, 2010. Beatrice Poortenga was driving eastbound on 8000 North Road. At the intersection of Illinois routes 1 and 17, the 83-year-old Lansing, Illinois resident apparently failed to stop. According to Sgt. Angela Kinstner [….]


Train Accident in Braidwood has Victim Airlifted to Hospital

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 [….]