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Champaign couple’s lawyers accuse opposing attorney of misconduct

The attorneys who represented the Mahomet couple Kenneth and Patricia Marxmiller said MTD lawyer Marc Ansel was guilty of misconduct. Kenneth and Patricia were awarded almost $10 million in relation to a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus accident. In motions filed during the first week of September, Ansel was accused of unnecessarily prolonging the litigation, causing unnecessary expenses, [….]


Pedestrian struck by Trailblazer in Beach Park

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois has reported that a 57-year-old woman from Beach Park was killed by a 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 32-year-old Kenosha resident Ryan Lane.


Suspect in custody after hit and run accident that killed pedestrian

The Granite City Police Department in Illinois announced on April 21 that authorities have taken into custody a suspect they believed may have caused a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 25-year-old Mark Scott Harris, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. Granite City police were seeking a silver to gray two-door extended cab truck that they believed ran into Harris, who [….]


Wrongful death lawsuit filed in relation to Cook County pedestrian accident

The family of 61-year-old Indian national Rajendrakumar Shah filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Thursday, March 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against 23-year-old Michael Epley, The Chicago Sun Times reported. Epley hit Rajendrakumar as he was crossing the street and then left the scene. Epley was charged with various violations, including aggravated driving [….]


Pedestrian killed after being struck on rural road

On Saturday, November 1st, in Forreston, Illinois, a bow hunter was fatally injured after being struck by a combine harvester along a rural road in northwestern Illinois. The man, 65-year-old David Olzeski, was struck in the head at 6:30 p.m. by the farming equipment. Olzeski, a suburban Chicago real estate agent, was wearing camouflage when [….]


Pedestrian killed after being hit by public works truck

Momence resident and local figure William Gilbert was killed on Wednesday, November 20 after he was hit by a public works truck around 3 p.m. According to Bob Gessner, Kankakee County Coroner, the 84-year-old was struck by a truck that was picking up leaves on the streets at the intersection of Ash and Sixth streets. He is [….]


Accident on Interstate 55 Kills State Trooper

A state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck on Monday morning during a normal traffic stop alongside Interstate 55 near Litchfield. On the morning of November 26th, motorcycle unit Illinois State trooper Kyle Deatherage had stopped a motorist in the northbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 62. Just before 9:00 a.m. [….]


Family Hit by Car in Highland Park, Leaves 5-Year-Old Dead

A car jumped the curb on Monday afternoon and hit a family as they walked on the sidewalk, ending with the death of a 5-year-old girl. On September 3rd, a 25-year-old woman was walking on the 700 block of Central Avenue in Highland Park with her 5-year-old daughter and two sons –ages 2 and 4. [….]


Pedestrian Injured by Hit-And-Run Driver in Evanston

On the early Sunday morning of June 24th, a man was hit by a pick-up truck in Evanston and sent to the hospital with several injuries. The Chicago resident was on the 300 block of Chicago Avenue in Evanston at about 12:20 a.m. A northbound pick-up truck struck the man and drover away. Witnesses describe [….]


Joliet Man Dies After Pedestrian Accident

A Joliet man has died after being hit by an automobile last week. The 30 year old man had been walking in the street when he was struck by a deputy of the Will County Sheriff’s Department. He was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment after the late night collision, and put on life support [….]