On October 11, 2015, at approximately 7:20 p.m., two cars crashed into each other at Fabyan Parkway and Route 31/Batavia Avenue in Batavia, Illinois. Police say that one vehicle, a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine, was eastbound on Fabyan Parkway turning left onto Route 31/Batavia Avenue when a westbound Jeep struck the Alpine.
A Bartlett woman was struck and killed on US Route 20 near Lambert Lane in Bartlett, Illinois on September 28, 2015. Police say the crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. when the driver, headed east on US Route 20, struck the woman. It is unclear if the woman was crossing or walking alongside the street.
A Naperville-area woman was struck and killed near the intersection of Butterfield and Naperville Roads in Wheaton, Illinois on September 16, 2015. Police say the crash occurred around 8:00 p.m. when the driver, headed east on Butterfield Road, struck the pedestrian with the front passenger side of the vehicle.
A hit and run accident claimed the life of a New Lenox man one day after he was injured while riding his motorcycle in Lockport on September 15, 2015.
On September 8, 2015, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a semi-truck ran a red light on Lake Street at Glen Ellyn Road and crashed into an SUV in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The truck driver was eastbound on Lake Street when he crashed into the SUV crossing Lake Street on Glen Ellyn Road.
A deadly car crash in Bolingbrook, Illinois claimed the lives of 25 year-old Ariel Dorado and 20 year-old Daniel Zamora on August 8, 2015. The crash occurred on northbound I-55 near I-355, according to police around 3:00 a.m.
On August 2, 2015, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a microburst rolled through western Chicagoland and wreaked havoc on suburban Wood Dale's Prairie Fest. As the storm hit, festival attendees took to the main tent for shelter from the rain and hail. However, the tent buckled under the storm's winds and sent its tarp and support poles, along with audio equipment from the nearby concert stage, flying onto the crowd.
A 54 year-old female was killed in a hit-and-run after attending a Jason Aldean concert on July 17, 2015. Police say the crash occurred in the 19100 block of South Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park when the pedestrian, Luisa Domantay of Greenwood, was hit by a 2005 Jeep Cherokee. Domantay was rushed to Silver Cross Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
A recent near-drowning at a Warrenville fitness center pool serves as a strong reminder to be safe in and around bodies of water this summer season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, from 2005-2009, there were an average of 3.533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States. Children ages 1-4 are among the most risk for unintentional drowning or other injury. Fortunately, there are important safety reminders that can prevent serious injuries or death.