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Slick Roads Blamed for 4-Car Crash on Nov. 25

The following information was supplied by the Batavia Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

One person was taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle accident around 12:53 p.m. Nov. 25 on Kirk Road about a quarter-mile south of Giese Road, Batavia police reports said.

A Ford F150 driven by Pedro Villagomez, 45, of Elgin collided with a Toyota RAV4 driven by Gregory Ziman, 67, of Plainfield, a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Paul Borchardt, 52, of Aurora and a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Austin Bohr, 19, of Batavia.

Villagomez was taken to Aurora Mercy Hospital and cited for driving too fast for conditions.

According to reports, the F150 was driving north on Kirk Road and attempted to slow down for a stopped vehicle but slid due to the road conditions. The RAV4 driven by Ziman was travelling south of Kirk Road when Ziman saw the truck sliding sideways into the southbound lanes and could not stop in time. The F150 kept sliding and struck the driver’s side of the RAV4.

The Equinox was traveling south on Kirk Road and also struck the F150. The Trailblazer was also driving south on Kirk Road and “could not maneuver away due to other nearby traffic,” reports said. It struck the F150’s driver’s side doors head on, reports said.

More than $1,500 damage was done to any one vehicle. Villagomez has a court date of Jan. 14.


Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Batavia, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Patch editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

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