$209,000 Lawsuit Settlement In Motorcycle Accident Injury Case

A $209,000 lawsuit settlement was attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group. This $209,000 lawsuit settlement pertained to a motorcycle accident injury case. The plaintiff was Javier Cotto and the defendant was Joan Eklund. [Name of case; Javier Cotto vs. Joan Eklund, 19 L 51 (Will County, IL); Name of (lead) lawyer: Anthony R. Elman with co-counsel attorneys, Lerner and Rowe]

The underlying motorcycle accident occurred in Crest Hill, Illinois on December 16, 2017. On that day, a motorcyclist, Javier Cotto, 34, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along Theodore Street. At the intersection of Theodore Street and Rock Run Drive, Cotto alleges that a westbound Toyota Camry driven by Joan Eklund was attempting to make a left-hand turn and failed to yield the right-of-way, and the Camry collided with Cotto’s motorcycle. This type of motorcycle accident, in which a vehicle making a left-hand turn hits a motorcycle, is a common cause of motorcycle accidents, including McHenry County motorcycle accidents. These collisions are often highly physically traumatic to the motorcyclist, and in many cases cause serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries lead to fatalities.

Joan Eklund filed many affirmative defenses against Javier Cotto, alleging that he failed to keep a proper lookout; failed to keep his motorcycle in proper lane of travel; operated his motorcycle too fast for conditions; failed to yield the right of way to defendant’s vehicle; disobeyed a traffic signal; failed to activate the horn; and failed to avoid impact.

Like many motorcyclists who are injured during accidents, Cotto suffered many injuries during the collision. These injuries included those to the neck, back, and leg. His medical treatment included being taken to the hospital and being treated in the emergency room (ER), epidural injections, and chiropractic sessions.

Joan Eklund’s insurance company, Farmer’s Insurance, offered $100,000 at or near the time the lawsuit was filed.

The $209,000 lawsuit settlement discussed above is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing an accident injury case to a successful conclusion. Over the last 25+ years, the firm has won many high settlements and jury trial awards. This success has involved a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Many of these settlements and trial awards are discussed on the “About” page.

Among the awards received by the Elman Joseph Law Group is that Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been named an “ Illinois Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, a distinction granted to no more than the Top 5% of lawyers. Furthermore, Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, received a lifetime achievement award by the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter testifying to his very extensive court trial experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

Jury Trials Experience Award Presented To Anthony R. Elman

Jury trials experience can be a critical legal advantage for a plaintiff hoping to receive substantial vehicle accident injury compensation.

As seen on this site, many injuries resulting from McHenry County accidents often require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Extensive medical care, even if the patient has insurance, can be very costly. As well, depending upon the injury, there can be other financial hardships such as loss of income either on a temporary or permanent basis.

Following these accident injuries, those who are injured due to the negligence of others often seek to get injury compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. In those instances where negligence has led to a fatality, relevant parties may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, recently received a lifetime achievement award testifying to his leading jury trials experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

On October 24, 2019 more than 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the annual Trial Lawyer Excellence Award event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  This event is hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Media.  The event recognizes the state’s top civil litigation attorneys.

An excerpt from the 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award page:

Fifty-four professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of seventeen 2019 categories.

At this Trial Lawyer Excellence Award Event, Anthony R. Elman received the special Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter historical recognition for “the most reported jury trials as a plaintiff attorney” during the last 30 years.  This award, as well as other awards, verdicts and settlements indicates the level of experience and proven results that the Elman Joseph Law Group has achieved in Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

This level of jury trials experience has proven valuable to Elman Joseph Law Group clients.  Many clients have received substantially more money for their injuries after the Elman Joseph Law Group took their lawsuits to court after settlement offers proved inadequate.

Anthony Elman has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. This designation, which is based upon various criteria encompassing lawyer performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

Elman Joseph Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for over 25 years.  During this 25+ year period, the Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  This breadth of experience and success in jury trials provides valuable insights in determining the course of action that will lead to the optimal resolution of a personal injury or wrongful death case.

Additional information concerning the Elman Joseph Law Group and its performance can be seen on the “About” page.

Injury Accident Results In $350,000 Lawsuit Settlement

An injury accident is something that often occurs on Chicago area expressways. Some of these accident injuries result in one or more fatalities. Some of these accidents are rear-end collisions. On this site, many McHenry County injury accidents have been summarized.

The Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has handled many Chicago area expressway accidents. It recently settled a lawsuit that involved an expressway accident. The case, which settled in October 2019, involved a woman who was “rear-ended” by an ambulance while the woman was driving on the expressway.

Frederick Joseph III, a partner and winning personal injury trial lawyer at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, settled this motor vehicle injury case for $350,000.

The $350,000 settlement was achieved by the Elman Joseph Law Group after the final settlement offer by the ambulance company was only $6,000.

The rear-end collision happened when the plaintiff, Michalia Agins, 22 years old, was driving back home to Chicago after visiting her parents. When traffic slowed down on the expressway (eastbound I-90), Ms. Agins was “rear-ended” by an ambulance. The ambulance was transporting a medical patient from one hospital to another. The ambulance had no lights or sirens activated at the time of the accident.

Ms. Agins started feeling pain immediately in her neck, back, and her shoulder (the same shoulder she previously had surgery on to repair a sports injury). Thankfully, she was able to drive her vehicle home from the scene but as the pain got worse, Michalia sought medical treatment. She underwent months of physical therapy; however, doctors advised Michalia that she was going to need surgery on her shoulder to repair a torn tendon from the collision. The recovery process was long and painful, and Michalia was forced to quit her job as a hair stylist.

Illinois has very strict legal protections for ambulance companies, both public and private. The laws in Illinois can make it very difficult to get a substantial recovery against an ambulance company. Superior Ambulance initially refused to offer anything to settle the case. Before the case was transferred to The Elman Joseph Law Group, the final offer to settle was only $6,000.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC immediately filed suit and began the discovery process. A dashcam video inside the ambulance showed that the driver (who was on a 24 hour shift) was falling asleep at the wheel. Before the impact, his eyes were shut for at least three seconds on the highway. As the investigation continued, Anthony R. Elman and Frederick Joseph put together a strong case for Ms. Agins and prepared for trial. Before trial, Frederick Joseph negotiated a settlement with the defendants in the amount of $350,000.

This Chicago area expressway accident lawsuit settlement is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing a challenging case to a successful conclusion. The trial lawyers at the firm have many high settlements and jury trial awards over the course of the last 25+ years. This success has been achieved across a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Some of these notable settlements and jury trial awards involving an injury accident are further discussed on the “About” page.

$775,000 Injury Lawsuit Settlement Attained After Woman Hit By Vehicle

A $775,000 injury lawsuit settlement has recently been attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group. The underlying pedestrian accident injury occurred in Chicago.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was struck by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland and Leland.

According to the police report, the defendant and two witnesses both indicated that at the time of the accident the intersection was dark, and the plaintiff was wearing dark, non-contrasting clothing.

Claimed harm to Georgina Melendez included a dislocated left knee with a post-operative blood clot.  Specifically, the knee injury was an acute complete ACL rupture, with associated slight anterior translation of the proximal tibia relative to the distal femur.

After the operation, the orthopedic surgeon indicated that Georgina Melendez made a nearly full and complete recovery.

Medical bills related to the initial knee surgery were approximately $220,000.

The defendant was insured by State Farm Insurance.

In addition to this $775,000 lawsuit settlement Elman Joseph Law Group has achieved notable settlements and jury verdicts across a range of Illinois personal injury cases.  Over the last 25+ years, Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this time, Elman Joseph Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial performance.  As often seen, the Elman Joseph Law Group’s ability to win court cases has often resulted in significantly higher monetary amounts for its clients. Some of the more notable awards and accomplishments are highlighted on the “About” page.

Thomson Reuters has named Anthony Elman, the Lead Trial Attorney for the Elman Joseph Law Group, as a “Super Lawyer.” This designation, which is based upon various factors including a lawyer’s performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

As seen in the $775,000 lawsuit settlement summarized above, medical costs to treat pedestrian accident injuries are often substantial. Unfortunately, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of serious injuries can result. As seen in the McHenry County pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, many such accidents lead to life-threatening injuries, and some result in fatalities.

Crystal Lake “Wrong-Way” Crash Along Rakow Road

McHenry County Fatal “Wrong-Way” Crash

A Crystal Lake “wrong-way” crash occurred Sunday (August 9, 2020) afternoon. This Crystal Lake “wrong-way” crash led to the death of one driver and injured three other people.

According to Crystal Lake Police, this accident occurred on Rakow Road,  just east of Pyott Road. The accident involved a driver driving in the wrong direction along Rakow Road.

An excerpt from the August 10, 2020 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Wrong-Way Driver Killed In 5-Vehicle Accident, 3 Hospitalized“:

Crystal Lake Police responded to the scene of the accident at 1:51 p.m. where they discovered five vehicles involved in the accident on Rakow Road just east of Pyott Road.

The initial investigation of the accident determined that the driver of a Honda CR-V was traveling west on Rakow Road from Munshaw Lane while driving in the eastbound lane, police said in a news release. The vehicle then struck another Honda CR-V EX as well as another vehicle, both of which were traveling east at the time of the accident.

The vehicle that had been traveling in the wrong lane continued to do so and collided head-on with a Buick Enclave, which caused another collision with a fifth vehicle, a Nissan Versa. Both vehicles were traveling east as well, police said.

The driver who allegedly was driving in the wrong direction was declared dead at the accident scene.

Three other people were injured during this multi-vehicle collision and they were taken to the hospital.

Two other people were treated for injuries at the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Fatal Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Crystal Lake “wrong-way” crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Many serious accidents have happened in the Chicago area after a driver traveled in the wrong direction. Summaries of many of these accidents can be seen in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.

Fatal Woodstock Motorcycle Collision Near Route 47 & Route 14

Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal Woodstock motorcycle collision Saturday (July 25, 2020.) This fatal Woodstock motorcycle collision occurred after the driver of a pickup truck allegedly failed to yield at a stop intersection.

First responders, including the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department, began to go the accident scene near Route 14 & Route 47 at 11:50 a.m.

This fatal Woodstock motorcycle collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 25, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Driver of pickup truck charged after fatally hitting motorcyclist in Woodstock.” The July 27 Daily Herald article titled “Algonquin man dies after truck versus motorcycle crash in Woodstock” also discusses the accident.

Two excerpts from the Daily Herald article:

Officers found a white Ford F-150, driven by 59-year-old Glen R. Lillund of Fox River Grove, and a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a 56-year-old man from Algonquin, the Woodstock Police Department said.

also:

Video surveillance was obtained from the Exxon gas station at 2025 S. Eastwood Dr. Based upon the on-scene investigation, Lillund was issued traffic citations for failure to yield at a stop intersection and expired driver’s license, less than six months.

The motorcyclist was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

The accident investigation of this fatal Woodstock motorcycle collision continues. The McHenry County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) is assisting in the accident investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Woodstock Motorcycle Collision

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the articles mentioned above.

On this site there have been many motorcycle accidents summarized in which the motorcyclist was injured or killed due to the negligence of motorists. Following these incidents, the injured motorcyclist often seeks to collect accident compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. In fatal motorcycle accidents, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent.

Recently, the Elman Joseph Law Group has settled a Will County motorcycle accident lawsuit for $209,000. In that accident, a motorcyclist was injured following the alleged negligence of a motorist. That accident and lawsuit settlement is discussed in the “Settlement Of $209,000 For Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit” post.

McHenry Hit & Run Accident On North Street Injures Bicyclist

McHenry County Hit & Run Accident

A McHenry hit & run accident occurred Thursday (July 16, 2020) evening. This McHenry hit & run accident led to the bicyclist being injured and hospitalized. The collision occurred in the 300 block of North Street.

This accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article of July 17, 2020 titled “Driver charged after hitting bicyclist, fleeing the scene in McHenry.”

An excerpt:

McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Patrick Polidori said that the bicyclist and a Toyota Corolla were both traveling southbound on Front Street.

The bicyclist was struck by the Toyota, causing the man to be thrown onto the roadway from his bike.

He sustained a head injury and paramedics transported him to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry, Polidori said.

The bicyclist was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for medical treatment.

Police were able to later locate the suspected driver of the vehicle, who faces various charges.

This McHenry hit & run accident is under investigation by the McHenry County Regional Major Crash Investigation Team.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry Hit & Run

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Due to many reasons, head injuries can lead to a variety of health issues. Head injuries can range from mild concussions to severe brain injuries which can be life-threatening in nature. Due to the complexity of these injuries, and for other reasons, it is very important that any head injury is promptly diagnosed and treated by medical professionals. Various aspects of traumatic brain injuries is further discussed on the “McHenry County Accidents Involving Head Injuries” as well as the “McHenry County Traumatic Brain Injuries” pages. These pages discuss both the medical and health issues associated with head trauma, as well as the legal issues should one seek injury compensation.

Woodstock Motorcycle Accident Involving Motorcycle-Car Collision

McHenry County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

A Woodstock motorcycle accident occurred Saturday (July 11, 2020) morning. This Woodstock motorcycle accident resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. The accident occurred on Illinois Route 176.

This accident involved a collision between a motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson, and Toyota Corolla. The collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 13, 2020 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Accident.” An excerpt:

On July 11, 2020 at 10:42 a.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Township Fire/Rescue District responded to a two vehicle crash involving a 2008 Toyota Corolla and a 2018 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle that had crashed on Illinois Route 176 west of Dean Street in unincorporated Woodstock. 

On scene investigation indicated, the Toyota had been pulling off to the north side of the roadway to turn around.  For unknown reasons the Harley Davidson drove to the north of the Toyota and struck the rear passenger side of the Toyota causing the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 69-year-old man from Genoa, was taken to Northwestern Hospital in Huntley. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. It is unclear from the press release as to whether he received medical treatment at the hospital.

At the time of the crash, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as a 31-year-old woman from Lisle, was not injured during the collision.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit as well as by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Woodstock Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Woodstock motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the July 11, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car near Woodstock.”

Motorcycle Crash Near Harvard Results In Life-Threatening Injuries

McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle crash near Harvard resulted in the motorcyclist suffering life-threatening injuries. This motorcycle crash near Harvard occurred on Thursday (July 2, 2020) evening. The crash appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control that occurred for a currently undetermined reason.

This motorcycle crash near Harvard is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 3, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash near Harvard.” An excerpt:

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 10:07 p.m. Thursday to Lawrence Road and Perkins Road in Chemung Township outside of Harvard.

A preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 Harley-Davidson FLHXI motorcycle was traveling southbound on Lawrence Road approaching Perkins Road.

The Harley-Davidson left the roadway and went into the ditch, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 39-year-old man from Poplar Grove, was injured and flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford for treatment of his accident injuries.

Another excerpt from the article regarding the motorcyclist:

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol is believed to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.

Additional Details Regarding This Motorcycle Crash Near Harvard

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle crash near Harvard can be seen in various media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Motorcycle loss of control can occur for many different reasons. On this site, many different reasons for why this can occur are discussed on the “McHenry County Loss Of Vehicle Control Accidents” page.

This cause of motorcycle crashes and injuries is very common. When a rider fails to control the bike, the bike becomes vulnerable to leaving the roadway. When this occurs, the rider is often thrown from the bike or strikes an object, either of which usually results in serious harm to the rider (and, if applicable) passenger.

Port Barrington Motorcycle Crash Leads To Injuries

Motorcycle Crash In McHenry County

A Port Barrington motorcycle crash resulted in the motorcyclist suffering non-life-threatening injuries. This Port Barrington motorcycle crash occurred Saturday (June 27, 2020) evening.

The accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 30, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Motorcyclist injured after crash in Port Barrington.”

An excerpt from the article:

The Wauconda Fire District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:11 p.m. Saturday to the 600 block of Rawson Bridge Road in Port Barrington for a single-vehicle crash.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said that a 2011 Yamaha Stryker motorcycle was traveling westbound on Rawson Bridge Road.

The driver, a 39-year-old Chicago man, failed to navigate the curve near the Broken Oar Bar and Grill and crashed into the guardrail.

The motorcyclist was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for treatment of his accident injuries.

This Port Barrington motorcycle crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Port Barrington Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Motorcycle accidents caused by loss of control continue to be a leading cause of Illinois motorcycle accidents. As seen in McHenry County motorcycle accidents discussed on this site, these accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. These injuries can vary significantly in their severity, with many being life-threatening in nature.

There are many reasons as to why these crashes can occur. The various reasons are further discussed on the “McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page. As seen on that page, while some loss of control accidents are caused by rider error, some are outside the control of the motorcyclist. For those that are the fault of the rider, one of the most common reasons for a sudden loss of control is if a curve in the road is taken at too high of a speed.

Rear-End Collision Near Woodstock Injures Three People

McHenry County Rear-End Collision

A rear-end collision occurred near Woodstock on Thursday ( June 25, 2020) morning. This rear-end collision resulted in three people being injured and being taken to the hospital.

This accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 25, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “3 hospitalized after Jeep slams into rear of a van near Woodstock.”

An excerpt from the article:

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:50 a.m. Thursday to Charles Road and Timberline Trail in unincorporated Woodstock for a vehicle crash.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said that a 2013 Nissan cargo van had been stopped in traffic due to tree trimmers.

The rear-end collision occurred when a 2018 Jeep Renegade struck the back of the Nissan cargo van. As seen in the accident scene photo, extensive damage occurred to the Jeep Renegade.

Three people – the driver of the Jeep, the driver of the Nissan, and a passenger in the Nissan – were all injured and taken to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock. All of the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Jeep was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Rogers said.

Additional Details Regarding This Accident Near Woodstock

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the article.

When a vehicle runs into the back of another vehicle, various accident injuries can occur. Among the most common injury is whiplash. However, many other injuries can occur. Some of these injuries can be very serious in nature.

The Elman Joseph Law Group recently handled a lawsuit in which a driver was “rear-ended” while driving on a Chicago area expressway. Lawyers at the firm settled the case for $350,000. That lawsuit and the underlying accident are discussed in the “Injury Accident Results In $350,000 Lawsuit Settlement” post.

Crystal Lake Motorcycle Accident Along Route 31 South Of Drake Drive

McHenry County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

A fatal Crystal Lake motorcycle accident occurred Tuesday (June 2, 2020) afternoon. This Crystal Lake motorcycle accident involved a collision between two SUVs and a motorcycle.

The accident scene was located at Route 31 south of Drake Drive. First responders, including the Crystal Lake fire and police departments, began to go the accident scene at 4:38 p.m.

This Crystal Lake motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake & McHenry County Scanner post titled “Man charged after 1 dead when 2 vehicles, motorcycle collide in Crystal Lake.”

Two excerpts:

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said that an investigation showed that a black Ford SUV was traveling northbound on Route 31 when it collided with a silver Jeep SUV that was also traveling northbound.

The Jeep crossed into the southbound lane of traffic where it crashed into a motorcycle, driven by an adult male.

also:

The Ford SUV was driven by Robert A. Roth, 69, of Crystal Lake. He was found to be driving with a blood alcohol content level of more than 0.08, which is over the legal limit, Kotlowski said.

Roth was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing death and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The motorcyclist was declared dead after being taken to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.

The accident remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Accident Investigation Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. Those who witnessed the accident or otherwise have information concerning the accident are asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.

Additional Details Regarding This Crystal Lake Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Crystal Lake motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

As discussed on the “McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page, one of the many causes of motorcycle accidents is due to the actions of drunk drivers. Often, motorcyclists are vulnerable to motorist drunk driving. As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, collisions between drunk drivers and motorcyclists often result in motorcyclist fatalities.

Holiday Hills Motorcycle Collision Along South River Road

McHenry County SUV-Motorcycle Collision

A Holiday Hills motorcycle collision occurred Wednesday (June 3, 2020) evening. This Holiday Hills motorcycle collision led to the death of one motorcyclist and injuries to two others. The accident scene was in the in the 2300 block of South River Road.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 4, 2020 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigating A Fatal Motorcycle Crash.” An excerpt:

On June 3, 2020 at 7:26 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Department of Natural Resource Police, Island Lake Police Department, Nunda Rural Township Fire/Rescue, and McHenry Township Fire/Rescue District responded to a three vehicle crash involving a 2017 Acura TLX, a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy Motorcycle, and a 2005 Harley-Davidson Trike that had crashed on South River Road, north of Sunset Drive.

On scene investigation indicated the Acura had been traveling northbound on South River Road.  For unknown reasons the Acura, driven by a 20-year-old McHenry woman, went into the southbound lane of traffic where it struck both motorcycles causing the riders to be ejected from the bikes.

The rider of the 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a 56-year-old McHenry woman, was taken to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville. She was pronounced dead there. The Lake County Coroner’s Office later identified her as Victoria Miller, 56, McHenry.

A passenger on this motorcycle, a 9-year-old from Louisiana, was seriously injured and taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry.

Another motorcyclist, the rider of the 2003 Harley-Davidson, was critically injured. He was identified as a 65-year-old McHenry man. He was flown by helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville.

At the time of this Holiday Hills motorcycle collision, neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet but the 9-year-old passenger was.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit, Holiday Hill Police Department, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Holiday Hills Motorcycle Collision 

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal McHenry County motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.

Unincorporated Hebron Car Crash Leads To One Fatality

McHenry County Fatal Car Crash

An unincorporated Hebron car crash occurred Monday (May 18, 2020) afternoon. This unincorporated Hebron car crash led to the death of one person, and injuries to two others. The accident involved two vehicles. A preliminary investigation indicates that one vehicle had improper lane usage; a vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

This accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the May 19, 2020 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Two Vehicle Fatal Crash Investigation.”

An excerpt from this release:

A 41-year-old McHenry man has died and a 56-year-old McHenry man and a 42-year-old Chicago man were hospitalized as a result of a two vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon. The crash occurred in the 11500 block of Vanderkarr Road, unincorporated Hebron.

On May 18, 2020 at 2:29 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Hebron Alden Fire Protection District, Richmond Fire Protection District, Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, Woodstock Fire Rescue, and Harvard Fire Protection District responded to a two vehicle crash involving a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2003 Chevrolet 3500 Cargo Van that crashed on Vanderkarr Road, west of Kemman Road.

The scene investigation indicated the Jeep, driven by William P Bishop, had been traveling westbound on Vanderkarr Road and for unknown reasons the Jeep failed to stay within its lane of traffic.  The Jeep continued westbound into the eastbound lane of traffic and onto the eastbound shoulder where it struck the front of an eastbound Chevrolet.

The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the accident scene. He was later identified as Jason Miller, 41, of McHenry. The passenger of the Chevrolet was taken to the hospital with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

William Bishop was taken to the hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The accident investigation revealed that both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. However, the passenger in the Chevrolet was not.

Airbags deployed in both vehicles.

Bishop was initially cited for improper lane usage. However, he was subsequently charged with other charges as the crash was allegedly intentional. Details can be found in the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article of June 9, 2020 titled “Man charged with murder for intentionally crashing into other vehicle…

An accident scene photo indicates that one vehicle rolled over during the crash.

This unincorporated Hebron car crash remains under investigation. The investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit as well as the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Unincorporated Hebron Car Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release seen above.