Sunday, May 5, 2013
My own story of an incident today in which a couple of strangers really helped me out and a reminder that there are wonderful, selfless people all around us.
I'm writing this with a bandage covered hand and some rather bruised legs, and scratched arms, but with a large smile on my face. Today I was reminded of how many wonderful, kind people there are out there who will help a complete stranger without a second thought. I went for a bike ride with my sister today along the Fox River Trail because today is the kind of day that screams at you to go outside. I've been biking that trail for the last couple years, all the way from Hudson Crossing into downtown Aurora and criss-crossing over the Virgil Gilman. It's a fantastic trail if you haven't tried it out. While I was biking down by South Island (just past the dam along Route 25), I lost control of my bike and wiped out in the mud. It sounds …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Driver of car that hit telephone pole on Beecher taken away by helicopter.
Updated 2:15 p.m. A 19-year-old man was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license following a single car crash on Beecher Road, Kendall County deputies said. Nadar R. Kawash, of North Richlands, Texas, was involved in a single car accident early Jan. 1. He lost control of his car and crashed through two utility poles and ended up in a field, according to reports. Images captured by Todd Sherman of Northern Illinois FireGround Photos show the front of the vehicle was crushed by the impact. Kawash was transported via helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. In a video shot by Sherman, Bristol Kendall Firefighter Tim Fairfield said it took approximately 30 minutes to extricate the driver from the vehicle. The crash …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Incidents happened on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The intersection of Route 30 and Treasure Drive has not been kind to drivers in the last week. Two separate accidents with injuries have occurred at the intersection, one on Saturday, Nov. 17 and another on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. The most recent incident occurred early Wednesday at 8:07 a.m. during what the National Weather Service was calling a dense fog advisory. Oswego Police Department said the first car was heading east on Treasure Drive at Route 30 and attempted to turn left onto Route 30. A second car was traveling on Route 30 and was hit on the front driver’s side door by the first car. Oswego police said the driver of car one did not see the other vehicle …
Friday, October 26, 2012
When Dianne Ritter was in a car accident earlier this month, Brock Torrance came to her aid. When she wanted to thank him she turned to Facebook.
On Oct. 5 Dianne Ritter was in an bad accident. The Oswego resident was on her way to work, when at 7:59 a.m. at Douglas Road and Route 30 her Chevy Avalanche was struck by a car running a red light. Before police and paramedics could arrive, a fellow driver who witnessed the accident was at Ritter’s side, calming her down. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. Later that day, Ritter took to Facebook to try and find the man, who all she knew was named Brock, to thank him. This is the message she posted on the Oswego Patch Facebook page: "I'm writing this on your fb wall in hopes one certain person has fb and is a fan of your wall. I was involved In a accident this morning on route 30 and Douglas road…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Accident happened on Sept. 26.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The following release was provided by the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in reference to an accident that occurred on Route 30 in the area of Wolf Road, in unincorporated Kendall County. On Sept. 26 at about 11:30 PM a vehicle struck a 2-and-a-half-year-old black Labrador retriever after it had wandered onto the roadway. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Route 30 when it struck the dog. The vehicle involved is believed black Chrysler with front end damage. Anyone with information on this or other crimes is urged to call Kendall County Crime Stoppers at (630) 553-5999. Callers remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to 1,000.00 for information leading to the …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The teen was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was treated and released.
No charges will be filed after an accident in which a 13-year-old bicyclist was hit by a car on Ashlawn Avenue in Boulder Hill Tuesday night. The incident happened at about 6:15 p.m. near the Civic Center pool, and the cyclist was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was treated and released. “He rode out between two parked cars and was struck by another car going southbound,” Oswego Police spokesman Rob Sherwood said. “All witnesses said it was an unavoidable accident. It was just bad timing. The car and bicycle were at the same point at the same time. There’s a lot of activity up there with kids and cars.” Police said no tickets were issued.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The 11-year-old was hit after pulling out in front of a vehicle, Kendall County Sheriff's deputies said. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
An 11-year-old boy was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after being struck by a car in Oswego, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. The boy was riding his bike along Light Road near Anchor Drive at 6:33 p.m. when he pulled out in front of a car, police said. The car was unable to stop in time, and the boy was hit, police said. He was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, police said. Kendall County Sheriff’s spokesman Dep. Craig French said that the boy’s injuries were “incapacitating, but not life-threatening.” No charges were filed, police said.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Hundreds of people lit candles Wednesday night and remembered the three teenagers who lost their lives in Monday's crash on Route 126.
Hundreds of people lit candles and shared their grief on Wednesday night at the Plainfield home of Tyler Montgomery, one of three teenagers killed in a car crash on Route 126 on Monday. There were tears and laughs, stories and memories, as family members and friends recalled Montgomery, his girlfriend Alexis Banuelos of Naperville, and their friend Brian Herrera of Plainfield, all of whom lost their lives in the crash. Tyler’s father Michael Montgomery played host, sharing his own thoughts, as well as his account of the afternoon of the accident. And throughout the evening, he handed the microphone off to Alexis’ parents, Ricardo and Raquel, and friends of the three teenagers, to tell their own stories. Above you’ll find a video of some of…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Three teenagers - two from Plainfield, one from Naperville - were killed when their car collided with a semi truck on Monday afternoon, Illinois State Police have confirmed.
Updated at 10:15 a.m. June 5: Plainfield School District 202 Community Relations Director Tom Hernandez released a statement from the district Tuesday morning. "We extend our sincere condolences to the families of these three students. All of our students are part of the District 202 family, even after they've moved on to life after high school, and so we also grieve this loss," Hernandez said. Alexis Banuelos, 18, was a 2011 Plainfield North High School graduate. Tyler Montgomery, 19, graduated from PNHS in 2010. Hernandez said Brian Herrera, 19, was also a former District 202 student. Original article: Three teenagers were killed when the car they were in collided with a semi truck on Route 126 near Oswego on Monday afternoon, Illinois …
The Illinois State Police released preliminary details of a Monday afternoon crash on Rt. 126 between a car and a semi truck in which three people died.
Three people died when a car collided with a semi truck on Route 126 near Oswego on Monday afternoon, according to preliminary information released by the Illinois State Police. Identities of the three killed in the crash have not been released. One was driving and two were passengers in a black Ford coupe that pulled out in front of a semi truck headed east on Route 126 at Schlapp Road around 3:15 p.m., police said. The crash flipped the semi truck onto its side. Paramedics needed to use extrication to get the victims from the car, and all three were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where they were pronounced dead, according to police. The driver of the semi truck was taken to Rush-Copley with non-life-threatening injuries, …