Recent accident reports show a number of serious accidents on Kirk Road. Is it coincidence or is there anything the authorities should do to make it safer?
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Saturday, December 24, 2011
There have been a number of recent accidents on Kirk Road, and the thoroughfare has a long history of accident reports. The spectacular car fire that happened at the intersection on Dec. 13 really doesn't count as an accident, but the Dec. 8 accident that injured an 85-year-old woman was the fourth incident in the last two months to significantly affect traffic on Kirk Road. Previous to that crash were: If you do a quick search of Kirk Road accidents on Geneva or Batavia Patch, you'll see a laundry list of accidents on Kirk Road between St. Charles and Batavia. Considering the recent number of accidents, should authorities reconsider ways to make the road safer?
The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Geneva police reports say a Jan. 17 court date has been set for the Batavia man facing charges in the Dec. 8 accident in which an 85-year-old woman was hospitalized. As Batavia and Geneva Patch reported previously, the front of a Dodge Stratus driven by Linares, 33, collided with the front of a Ford F150 driven by Isamael Garcia, 57, of Aurora around 4:40 p.m. Dec. 8 at the intersection of South Kirk Road and East Fabyan Parkway (County Highway 8), Geneva police reports said. More than $1,500 damage was done to any one vehicle. There were two passengers in Garcia’s F150. Both drivers and one of the passengers refused medical treatment, but Maria H. Vargas, 85, of Aurora was taken to Delnor Hospital, reports said. Linares was charged with …