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Fog may be cause of chain-reaction accident on Interstate 55

A 17-car pileup on Interstate 55 may have been caused by dense fog in the area, according to officials. According to officials, the accident occurred on the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 and caused them to be closed for hours, but it is unknown what the exact cause of the crash was. Another accident occurred [….]


Car veers off highway, drives through three backyards before stopping.

On Monday, June 13th, a car drove through the backyards of several homes in Bradley, Illinois. The driver was sent to the hospital after she was extricated from the car by the fire department. Sonja Grace, 67, of Herscher was southbound on I-57 when she lost control of her car. She hit the front end [….]


Man injured after car hits tree

Two people were injured, one a 9-month old boy, in a auto accident after a man’s car swerved into a tree. One accident occurred as a 29-year-old Bourbonnais man was traveling southbound on Kennedy Drive  just before 3 p.m. when he swerved off of the road for unknown reasons and struck a tree. The driver [….]


Kankakee woman injured in rollover accident

A 20-year-old Kankakee woman was injured in a rollover car crash on Interstate 57. According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred near the Bradley-Bourbonnais exit just before 6 a.m. The woman was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The woman was also cited for failure to wear a seat [….]


Teen still in critical condition after motorcycle accident

An 18-year-old is currently recovering at Riverside Medical Center after a motorcycle and car accident that occurred Tuesday. According to officials, the accident occurred on Illinois Route 1 when the  man was operating the  motorcycle and collided with another vehicle at the intersection 3000S Road. The motorcyclist was traveling southbound down the roadway when he [….]


Manteno Man Killed in Crash

Early Sunday morning, a single automobile crash took the life of a Manteno man. Walter Waszak Jr., 36, was traveling north on Skyline Road in rural Kankakee County on March 27, 2011. Near 2624  North Road, Waszak’s c ar crossed the centerline and struck a mailbox. The auto then hit a culvert before rolling over. [….]


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 [….]


Car Hit By Truck, Just Misses Hitting Kankakee House

It was a near miss for a Kankakee house when a car jumped a curb on Greenwood Avenue, injuring two people in the process. The car was hit by a truck that lead the car to going over the curb and coming within inches of the house.   According to the Daily Journal, Theresa Jones [….]


Car Crash in Rural Pilot Township Leaves Two Injured

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 [….]


Fatal Truck Accident in Will County, the Second of the Day

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 [….]