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Complete Lake County, IL accident reports and news.


Accidents in Lake County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Lake County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Lake County, it is important to do the following immediately:                  

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Lake County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Lake County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Wed, 01/11/2017 Car Accident David Gutierrez-Vasquez, 47, killed and one person injured in three-vehicle crash on Belvidere Road in Waukegan, Illinois
Fri, 12/23/2016 Truck Accident At least 1 dead after 3-vehicle crash involving semi on Tri-State Tollway near Bannockburn, Illinois
Mon, 10/24/2016 Car Accident Megan E. Rail, 26, killed in single-vehicle crash near West North Avenue and Burning Bush Lane in Antioch, Illinois
Sun, 10/16/2016 Drunk Driving Two girls, ages 6 and 7, seriously injured when mom crashes car into SUV on Hamilton in Highland Park, Michigan
Fri, 10/14/2016 Pedestrian Accident Reven Stevens, 23, killed in it-and-run pedestrian collision at Dugdale Road and 10th Street in Waukegan, Illinois
Sat, 10/01/2016 Car Accident 31-year-old woman dies, 44-year-old man in critical condition after head-on wreck in Route 41 in Gurnee, Illinois
Mon, 09/19/2016 Car Accident Eight hospitalized in seven-vehicle wreck involving semi on Interstate 94 in Gurnee, Illinois
Sat, 08/06/2016 Motorcycle Accident Gloria Moreno-Castro, 23, killed; 27-year-old man hospitalized; Marco Garcia-Escobar, 31, arrested after car rear-ends motorcycle on McAlister and Helmholtz avenues in Waukegan, Illinois
Fri, 07/29/2016 Other Type of Accident Explosions reported at Pinnacle Propane on Clearview Court in Gurnee, Illinois
Sun, 07/17/2016 Motorcycle Accident Matthew Stautz, 43, and Charles Kleffner, 60, dead, five injured when pickup truck strikes motorcyclists in fiery crash on State Park Road in Fox Lake, Illinois
Thu, 05/05/2016 Pedestrian Accident Stephanie V. Kostenko, 22, killed when vehicle strikes her on Route 12 in Volo, Illinois
Wed, 03/30/2016 Car Accident Emmanuel Reyes, 22, killed, three family members injured in crash into tree on Martin Luther King Avenue in Waukegan, Illinois
Thu, 03/03/2016 Truck Accident 3 injured in fiery multi-vehicle crash involving semi on I-94 in Deerfield, Illinois
Sun, 02/21/2016 Bus Accident Megabus carrying 40 catches fire on Route 41 in Lake Forest, Illinois
Fri, 02/19/2016 Car Accident Karen Rozhon, 59, killed, and one person injured in car crash into tree off of Route 134 in Round Lake, Illinois
Thu, 02/11/2016 Other Type of Accident Three injured in snowmobile crash on Lake Marie in Antioch, Illinois
Wed, 02/03/2016 Car Accident Five people injured in two-vehicle collision at Lake-Cook Road and Hicks Road in Long Grove, Illinois
Tue, 01/26/2016 Car Accident 24-year-old woman critically injured in single-vehicle crash into utility pole near North Avenue and Burning Bush Lane in Antioch Township, Illinois
Wed, 01/20/2016 Car Accident Jaclynn E. Vos, 77, killed, and one person injured in car crash on Route 59 in Ingleside, Illinois
Wed, 01/20/2016 Bus Accident Seven students injured in wreck between school bus and semi on Green Bay Road near Major Avenue in Beach Park, Illinois