Motorcyclist cited for running red light in Naperville crash

Motorcyclist cited for running red light in Naperville crash

Two people suffered serious injuries when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a turning car in Naperville, Illinois. The motorcyclist was cited for disobeying a traffic control signal. According to Naperville police, Christopher Vandervalk, 25, received a ticket for running a red light and causing the crash at an intersection. He was driving a …

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Air Force veteran dies in fatal hit and run crash in Illinois

A 93-year-old World War II Air Force veteran was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 64 near Nashville, Illinois. Ervin H. Goeden was a passenger in a Toyota Avalon that crashed after being hit on the side by a passing vehicle. Goeden’s son Eugene P. Tomasello, 56, was driving the Toyota Avalon when it …

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Car-Pedestrian Accident Kills Illinois Woman

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a fatal car accident that involved a pedestrian. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/bbg-podcast-jan-1-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Arlington Heights girl survives after being hit by car while crossing street

A recent accident highlights the dangers of suburban crosswalks where drivers often fail to yield to pedestrians. A 9-year-old girl was hospitalized after being hit by a car while she was crossing a street in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Authorities who arrived at the scene found her conscious and responsive. Police Sgt. Thomas Henderson told the …

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Pedestrian killed after being struck by car while crossing street

A woman died after being hit by a car while crossing an intersection in Niles, Illinois. Police said the pedestrian accident occurred as Patricia Dahnke, 63, was walking in the Touhy Avenue and Central Avenue crosswalk against a red light. According to authorities, a Chicago driver collided with Dahnke. The 60-year-old man was traveling in …

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Illinois woman dies from injuries in pedestrian accident

Pedestrians should be able to cross the street without fearing for their safety. However, pedestrian accidents occur often, due to distracted drivers, speeding vehicles and other reasons. Such collisions can cause serious injuries and even death. In a recent case, a 41-year-old woman died 11 days after being hit by a car while crossing a …

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Police officer not charged in wrongful death case of Naperville woman

The daughter of a 73-year-old woman who died in a car accident filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Naperville, Illinois. She is seeking over $50,000 in damages. Tracy Heusinkveld, a veteran officer of the Naperville Police Department, was also named a defendant in the lawsuit. However, authorities said she will not face …

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Chicago man faces multiple charges in pedestrian hit-and-run crash

A Chicago man was charged with several felony and misdemeanor counts for a hit-and-run car accident that left an elderly pedestrian seriously injured. Jean Leonard, 38, was driving his car when he hit the 73-year-old victim who was crossing a street in the South Chicago neighborhood. Leonard then drove away from the scene in his …

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Illinois Driver With Multiple Prior Violations Kills Family Of Three

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a driver with multiple traffic violations killed a family in a car accident. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bbg-podcast-june-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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