Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If a car crashes through the front window of a strip mall in Geneva and no one is there to report it, does it still happen? The answer is yes, obviously, and please accept my apologies for not seeing it sooner.
Sometimes the car gets away from you. And sometimes the car-crash story does, too. I was going through my e-mails this weekend when I found some breaking news that I completely missed. A Geneva Patch reader named Kent Taylor sent us three photos on Dec. 13. "Was getting a flop this morning at Heidi's and happened on this," the e-mail said. Kent's photos show a vehicle crashed through the front window of one of the businesses in the 1400 block of East State St. Kent's caption says it was at Bob Green Cleaners, 1419 E. State St. I didn't see that one in the Geneva police reports—but that doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't released. I easily could have missed it if it was a one-vehicle accident, damages were low and no one was hurt. I have an…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This is the third fatal car crash in Kane County over a 10-day period.
A 54-year-old Aurora man died after being struck by a pickup truck on Monday night in Southern Kane County, according to police. Dean Craig was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash, which took place on Jericho Road between Dugan and Ashe roads in unincorporated Sugar Grove Township. The crash occurred at 7:40 p.m., the Kane County Sheriff's Office said. According to an initial investigation, a Toyota Tundra pickup was traveling east on Jericho Road when it struck a pedestrian, who was identified by police as Craig. He was walking east on Jericho Road at the time of the crash, the Sheriff's Office said. The driver and sole occupant of the truck was 25-year-old Joseph Morgan of Plano, according to police. Morgan was uninjured in the…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway was cleared after a Thursday morning crash. At least one injury was reported.
The intersection of Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway reopened Thursday morning after a two-car crash shut down the area, according to police. Officers were initially dispatched at 6:10 a.m. Thursday to the intersection for a report of a two-car crash with injuries. At least one injury was mentioned in a follow-up report. The intersection was closed for about 80 minutes, from the time of the crash to 7:30 a.m., according to reports. There is no word yet on how the crash happened. Patch will post an update if more information becomes available. This traffic update was originally sent out as a breaking news alert Thursday morning. Sign up for free Patch Breaking News Alerts and get updates sent straight to your e-mail.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
If you can, find another way across State Street.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
5:30 P.M. UPDATE—A car collided with the driver's side of a Sheriff's Department squad car at the intersection of State and Bennett streets in Geneva, causing injuries to one or more of the drivers as well as rush-hour traffic delays. Police responded to what police scanners described as an accident with injuries around 4:45 p.m. As of 5 p.m. traffic was continuing to move on State Street (Route 38) but appeared to be closed to the northbound and southbound traffic on Bennett Street (Route 25). As of 5:30 p.m., the intersection was clear, and traffic was moving at it's usual, slow rush-hour pace. Many vehicles were taking detours on Wall Street and Dodson Street north of the intersection, while northbound traffic used Crissey Street to …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The following arrest information was supplied by the St. Charles Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
One, two ... two car crashes A Geneva man crashed his pickup on July 27 after reportedly driving away from an earlier wreck, according to a police report. William Thomas Hunz, 33, of 609 N. Lincoln Ave., faces charges of reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash and also was cited for several traffic citations. The first crash happened at the Indiana and South Third streets, where Hunz allegedly tried to pass someone in a Ford Ranger on the left who was in the middle of making a left-hand turn, according to the police report. After the driver of the Ranger told Hunz she was calling the police, he reportedly said that seeing his license plate was enough and drove quickly away. While on Indiana Street, Hunz nearly hit a Bobcat being …