Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Illinois State Police say the victim, a Shorewood resident, lost control of her vehicle after being cut off by another driver near Romeoville.
A 34-year-old Shorewood woman was extricated from her car Tuesday morning after another driver cut her off on Interstate 55, causing her to lose control and roll into a ditch, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Martez Malone said. The accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on northbound I-55 between Weber Road and Route 53, near Romeoville, Malone said. Although he did not know how many times the vehicle may have rolled, the damage was extensive enough to trap the victim inside, he said. The woman, whose identity was not released, was in serious condition and transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, which is the closest Level 1 trauma center. No information was available on the suspect who caused the accident, other …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Driver ticketed for failure to reduce speed in Thursday afternoon crash on U.S. 30 near 127th Street.
An 18-year-old Naperville man who plowed his car into a tree on U.S. 30 near 127th Street Thursday afternoon was lucky to walk away from the crash, Plainfield Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said. "I don't know how he was even able to get out of the car" given how badly damaged the vehicle was, he said. The driver's name was not released by Illinois State Police District 5 because the report was not finalized as of Friday afternoon, but he was able to walk and his injuries were non-life threatening, Sgt. R. Case said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and police are investigating whether a medical condition could have played a role, Case said. The driver was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The officers were trying to stop the 25-year-old Matteson woman on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.
The woman alleged to have caused a Sunday crash that critically injured another driver was being pursued by Aurora police on suspicion of drunken driving shortly before the collision, officials said Tuesday. Despite using sirens and lights, Aurora officers could not get Amber Glasgow, 25, of Matteson, to pull over on U.S. 30 as she drove south toward Plainfield, according to Illinois State Police Sgt. Dustin Geier and Plainfield Sgt. Mike Fisher. "They tried to make a traffic stop on her," Fisher said. "She wouldn't pull over." Aurora police stopped their pursuit near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Harvey Road in Oswego after conferring with their supervisor, a spokesman for the department said. Because police believed Glasgow may have …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Illinois State Police confirm that tests are being conducted to determine if alcohol played a role in the accident, in which a woman drove through a red light and struck the victim's SUV.
Update/11:20 p.m. Monday: Members of Tamara Watkins' family sent these messages to Patch for publication -- "I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to all the people of Plainfield for their prayers and support to my sister Tamara Watkins and her family during this very difficult time. May God bless each and every one of you! Love from her sister in Belgium" "Please let the people know in Plainfield that Tamara's family in Canada truly appreciate all their prayers and support for the Watkins Family. May God Bless them all! The Cromwells" "Thank you to all the people of Plainsfield for their prayers and support to my sister Tamara Walkins and her family in the wake her accident. God bless you all from Tamara's family in Canada." …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The T-bone accident occurred at such a high rate of speed that both vehicles ended up 50 to 60 feet off the road, Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said.
A pregnant woman was in serious condition Sunday following an accident so violent her SUV was airborne for 30 feet before landing in a drainage ditch, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. The crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when a minivan traveling north on County Line Road drove into the side of the SUV, which was headed west on Route 126, Stratton said. While it's not known how fast the minivan was going, it was at a rate high enough for both vehicles to travel 50 to 60 feet off the road, he said. A stop sign at that intersection was apparently disregarded by the minivan driver, although skidmarks indicate he slammed on his breaks prior to the collision, Stratton said. The driver of the SUV, who is seven months …