Fatal Algonquin Pedestrian Accident At W. Algonquin and Crystal Lake Rd

Man Dies Following Fatal Algonquin Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident on October 31, 2018 after which the man hit by a vehicle died.

According to police, this fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident happened at the intersection of W. Algonquin Road and Crystal Lake Road.  At approximately 6:12 p.m., a man was attempting to cross Algonquin Road when he was hit by a westbound vehicle.

The man was critically hurt, and taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley.  He was later was transferred to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he later died.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the man was identified as David Popovich, 53, of Lake in the Hills.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident, from the October 31, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle in Algonquin“:

The driver of the vehicle, a 50-year-old woman from Algonquin, was not injured and showed no signs of impairment, according to police.

No charges were laid in the investigation, police said.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Algonquin Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the as well as the November 6 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Lake in the Hills Man Dies After Struck By Car.”

Fatal Crystal Lake Pedestrian Accident On Randall Road

Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal Crystal Lake pedestrian accident early Sunday (September 16, 2018) morning.  The accident happened on Randall Road.

Details on this Crystal Lake pedestrian accident appear somewhat limited at this time.

According to Crystal Lake Police, a 38-year-old man from Mahomet, Illinois was crossing Randall Road near Angela Lane at approximately 12:36 a.m. when he was hit by a northbound pickup truck.  The man was then struck by a Dodge Charger also traveling northbound.

The pedestrian killed. was later identified as Bryan C. Reigart.  A subsequent autopsy revealed multiple injuries.  An excerpt from the September 16, 2018 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Randall“:

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office’s preliminary investigation has revealed Reigart died from blunt force injuries of the head, chest and abdomen.

Another excerpt regarding this fatal Crystal Lake pedestrian accident from the September 16, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian killed when hit by pickup truck in Crystal Lake“:

The death remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Accident Investigation Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, authorities said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crystal Lake Police Department at (815) 356-3620 or can send an anonymous tip to police by texting the word “CLPDTIP” along with the information to 847411 (tip411).

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Crystal Lake Pedestrian Accident

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

Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident In Harvard

Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal McHenry County pedestrian accident in Harvard on Thursday (May 17, 2018) evening.  The accident involved a vehicle that hit a man who was walking.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause and fault in the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

The fatal pedestrian accident happened 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of North Division Street and East Front Street.

An excerpt regarding the fatal pedestrian accident, as seen in the May 18 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian struck, killed in Harvard“:

Ronald L. Jacobs Sr., 69, of Harvard, was pronounced dead at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, and an autopsy Friday revealed that he died of blunt trauma of the chest, according to the coroner.

The accident investigation of this McHenry County crash is being conducted by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, Harvard Police, and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

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

Crosswalks In The Chicago Suburbs Safety Concerns

McHenry County Pedestrian Safety

As previously discussed on this site, pedestrian accidents involving people who are walking in crosswalks at the time of the collision happen on a regular basis in the Chicago area.  As such, one question that has arisen is whether crosswalks offer a “false sense of security” for pedestrians and others, like joggers and bicyclists.

This issue of pedestrian safety as it pertains to crosswalk use is of great importance. As seen in many McHenry County pedestrian accidents summarized on this site a broad range of injuries, many serious, can occur when a person is hit by a car or other vehicle.   Many of these pedestrian accidents have led to fatal injuries.  Various aspects of McHenry County pedestrian accidents, including medical and legal issues, are further discussed on the “Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In McHenry County” page.

The issue of pedestrian safety as it pertains to crosswalks is discussed in the December 18, 2017 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Walk at your own risk:  Drivers oblivious to suburban crosswalks.”  The article discusses various aspects of Illinois crosswalk use, as well as various problematical issues that are presented to those who attempt to use them to cross streets.  Among these problems is that cars don’t necessarily stop or slow down if pedestrians are at or in crosswalks, and that overall the situation is in many instances dangerous to walkers.

An excerpt from the article:

The zebra stripes and neon yellow sign invite you to cross. Drivers are supposed — indeed legally required — to stop. And yet, when Daily Herald journalists tested out suburban crosswalks, they found a survival-of-the fittest scenario with pedestrians on the losing side.

Illinois law requires drivers to stop for people within crosswalks and obligates pedestrians to take caution and not walk into the path of oncoming traffic.

But Daily Herald staff members not only encountered drivers who sped through crosswalks as they walked through, but they also experienced high-volume traffic that made it perilous to step onto the zebra stripes.

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The Active Transportation Alliance studied crossing safety in 2014 and found 78 percent of all pedestrian crashes in Chicago occur within 125 feet of an intersection, and that older pedestrians are most at risk in crosswalks.

“People are not aware of the law, and our streets are designed in a way that encourages people to speed and drive recklessly,” said Kyle Whitehead, the alliance’s government relations director.

As seen in the article, various suburban crosswalks are considered to be “Risky crosswalks,” and the “10 busiest” are listed.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Safety Issue

Additional details and additional information concerning this crosswalk safety issue can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

Marengo Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Sunday night (October 22, 2017) in Marengo.  The pedestrian died at the accident scene.

According to the Marengo Police, the accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday, as a man was attempting to walk across Telegraph Street at the Prospect Street intersection.  At that time, the man was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was heading eastbound on Telegraph Street.

The man was identified by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office as Jaime L. Campuzano, 31, of Marengo.  He died at the accident scene.

Neither the 70-year-old female driver of the SUV or the passenger in the SUV were hurt during the crash.

An excerpt regarding the pedestrian accident, from the Northwest Herald article of October 23, 2017, titled “McHenry County coroner identifies Marengo man killed in Sunday night crash“:

Police said it was dark and raining at the time of the crash, and Campuzano was wearing dark clothing.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Marengo Police Deparment and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Major Accident Team.  An autopsy is also scheduled.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 23 titled “Man fatally struck by SUV in Marengo.”

Woman Fatally Struck By Car In Harvard

McHenry County Fatal Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday evening (May 17, 2017) in Harvard.  A woman was struck by a car along Route 173.

Harvard Police and the Harvard Fire Protection District went to the accident scene at approximately 9:18 p.m. Wednesday.  The accident occurred as the woman was crossing Brink Street/Route 173 near South Division Street.  She was struck by a 2007 Nissan that was heading east on West Brink Street.

The 59-year-old woman was taken to OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, where she was later pronounced dead.  She was later identified as Susan Hathcock.

The driver of the Nissan, a 25-year-old man, received medical treatment at the accident scene.

This fatal McHenry County pedestrian accident is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Harvard Police Department.

Additional Details And Possible Updates

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 19, 2017 Northwest Herald article titled “Woman dies after being hit by car in Harvard” as well as the May 18 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in Harvard.”

Public Works Employee Struck By SUV In Crystal Lake

Man Struck By Vehicle In Crystal Lake

An employee from the Crystal Lake Public Works Department was struck by a SUV Friday morning (January 13, 2017) in Crystal Lake.

According to Crystal Lake Police, the accident happened at approximately 8:46 a.m., on Miller Road east of Golf Course Road.

The accident involved a SUV, traveling eastbound on Miller Road, striking the employee, who was working on road repairs at the time.

An excerpt from the January 13, 2017 Northwest Herald article titled “Crystal Lake Public Works Department employee flown to hospital after being hit by SUV“:

The man was flown to an area hospital with severe injuries, police said. A woman driving the SUV was also transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life threatening.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Details Concerning This McHenry County Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the January 13 CBS Chicago article titled “Crystal Lake Public Works Employee Hit By Car, Severely Injured.”

Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Unincorporated Woodstock

Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

On Saturday (November 19, 2016) there was a fatal pedestrian accident in unincorporated Woodstock.  The accident happened on Illinois Route 47 as a pickup truck stuck a pedestrian as the man was attempting to cross the roadway.

According to preliminary crash investigation results provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in a media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Crash“) the accident happened at 11:10 p.m. as a Ford F150 was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 47.  When the truck was in the 1800 block, it struck the man.

At that location the roadway is unlit and there is no crosswalk.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above:

The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Sheriff’s personnel and the Woodstock Fire Protection District, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Toxicology is pending on the pedestrian through the Coroner’s office.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as Eduardo M. Olivia Masse.  An excerpt from the November 21, 2016 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Man Killed While Crossing Route 47“:

An autopsy performed on Monday revealed Masse died of blunt force injuries to the head, chest and abdomen, according to the coroners office. Toxicology is pending on the pedestrian through the coroner’s office, authorities said.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured during the crash.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Patch sources mentioned above.

Pedestrian Accident Injures Two People In McHenry

Pedestrian Accident In McHenry County

There was a pedestrian accident Sunday night (October 2, 2016) in McHenry.  The accident involved two pedestrians being struck by a pickup truck.

McHenry Police responded to the accident at approximately 9:11 p.m.  The accident scene was at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Pearl Street.

The driver of a 1997 Ford F150 pickup truck, identified as Richard V. Mure, 69, of Arizona, allegedly struck two pedestrians that were in a crosswalk.

The pedestrians, identified as a 30-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, were taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry for treatment of their accident injuries.  While their accident injuries were not publicly disclosed, they were said to be in stable condition as of Monday (October 3, 2016) morning.

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article of October 3, 2016, titled “Arizona man charged with DUI in McHenry pedestrian crash“:

Mure was charged with failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian and DUI. McHenry police will continue to investigate the crash.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details can be seen in the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the October 3 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Arizona Man Charged With DUI for Striking 2 Pedestrians With Truck.”

Girl Struck By Pace Bus In Woodstock

McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

A girl was struck by a Pace Bus in a Walmart parking lot Tuesday (January 12, 2016) afternoon in Woodstock.

The accident involved a Pace bus that was driving southbound in the parking lot when it struck a 7-year-old girl who was walking toward the store with a parent.  The Woodstock Walmart is at 1275 Lake Avenue.  According to Woodstock Police, first responders went to the accident scene at 3:17 p.m.

The girl was flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of her accident injuries, after being taken to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock.

The bus driver was identified as Lynne R. Keller, of Huntley.

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article of January 13, 2016, titled “7-year-old Woodstock girl hit by Pace bus at Wal-Mart released from hospital“:

Woodstock Police said they cited Keller for failure to use due care while operating a motor vehicle and failure to signal. Police said she is scheduled to appear in McHenry County court on Feb. 26.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the January 13 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Local Girl Hit by Pace Bus at Walmart Released from Hospital; Bus Driver Cited.”