Motorcyclist Injured In Crystal Lake Collision

McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

There was a motorcycle accident Saturday night (September 13, 2014) in Crystal Lake, in which the motorcyclist was injured and the driver of the car was charged with a DUI.

This accident is described in the September 14, 2014 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Crystal Lake man charged with DUI after car vs. motorcycle crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

Ronald Barba, 59, of Crystal Lake, was turning left from southbound Pingree Road onto Point Drive around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night, when his 2002 Honda CRV crashed into a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle going northbound on Pingree and being driven by 24-year-old Joshua Werner of Algonquin, according to Crystal Lake Police Commander Thomas Kretschmer.

Werner was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with injuries considered non-life-threatening.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

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

Pickup Truck Fatally Strikes Skateboarder In McHenry

Fatal McHenry County Car Accident

There was a fatal McHenry County car accident on Tuesday night, September 9, 2014 in McHenry, Illinois.

According to McHenry Police, the accident happened at 9:08 p.m., as a 17-year-old was riding a skateboard in the 4200 block of West Crystal Lake Road.  The skateboarder was then struck by a pickup truck.

The skateboarder was identified as Nicholas S. Kilpatrick, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.  He was taken to Centegra McHenry Medical Center, and he was pronounced dead at 9:22 p.m.

An excerpt from the September 10, 2014 TribLocal McHenry article titled “Skateboarder killed in McHenry crash identified“:

An autopsy performed today found Kilpatrick died of “multiple injuries to his head, spine, chest and abdomen,” according to the coroner’s report.

According to McHenry Police, the driver of the pickup, identified as a 21-year-old man, was charged with drunken driving earlier today.

An excerpt from the September 11, 2014 Northwest Herald article titled “McHenry teen killed in crash ID’d; Wonder Lake driver charged with DUI“:

The Critical Accident Investigation Team, which includes police from McHenry, Johnsburg and Spring Grove, is assisting with the investigation.

For Additional Details And Possible Updates Regarding This McHenry County Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the TribLocal McHenry article and Chicago Tribune articles mentioned above.

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Woodstock Police Car Involved In Collision Near Harvard, Illinois

Car Collision In McHenry County

On Monday (September 8, 2014) there was a collision between a Woodstock Police car and another car that “ran” a stop sign.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, this collision happened at approximately 7:25 a.m., at the intersection of Streit Road and Lindwall Road in an unincorporated area near Harvard.

The Woodstock Police Officer, identified as David Dempsey, 36, was taken to Centegra Woodstock Hospital.

The driver of the other car was identified as Bernard Mercado, 50, of Harvard.  He was taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital.

There was a police dog, Jax, that was in the police car at the time of the collision.  He was treated at an animal hospital in Woodstock for injuries to his rear paw and a facial laceration.

For Additional Details And Possible Updates Concerning This McHenry County Car Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this collision near Harvard can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office’s press release of September 8, 2014 titled “Car Vs. Woodstock Police Squad Injury Accident” as well as the myfoxchicago.com article of September 8 titled “Woodstock police officer and dog hurt when car runs red light.”

Serious Vehicle Accident Injuries

Types Of Vehicle Accident Injuries

Throughout this site, vehicle accidents and resulting injuries from McHenry County vehicle accidents are discussed.  While many of the injuries from vehicle accidents are minor in nature, many other car accident injuries are serious, and some injuries lead to death.

Many of these serious injuries can have long-lasting health impacts.  These injuries can take many forms, and can include broken bones, bleeding, back injuries, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries/paralysis, and various brain injuries and other head trauma.

The Body’s Response To Traumatic Injuries

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a video on its National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) site titled “The Body’s Response to Traumatic Injury.”  In this video, which is slightly over three minutes in length, Dr. Scott Somers discusses the body’s reaction to traumatic injury, in which he discusses the following:

  • Shock
  • The “systemic nature” of injuries
  • The “injury process”
  • The inflammatory and immune response
  • Traumatic injuries’ impact on organs
  • Infections
  • Sepsis

Further information can be seen in the NIGMS video mentioned above.

If You Are In A Vehicle Accident

If you are in a vehicle accident, it is very important that you get a thorough medical check to determine if you received any injuries.  Due to the nature of vehicle accidents and the body’s response to them, you may have serious injuries that you are not aware of, as the symptoms may not be obvious.  One example of a car/bicycle accident in which serious injury symptoms – including internal bleeding and head trauma – were not initially recognized is seen in the July 18, 2014 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Bicyclist realizes depth of injury hours after Aurora crash.”