Friday, March 29, 2013
A 15-year-old Oak Forest resident was cited for causing an accident at the intersection of 167th Street and Cicero Avenue Thursday night. No injuries were reported.
An Oak Forest resident is facing two traffic violation citations after an accident at 167th Street and Cicero Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday. The driver, a 15-year-old, was turning left on to northbound Cicero Avenue when their vehicle was struck by an oncoming SUV, according to an Oak Forest Police report. The oncoming SUV struck the passenger side of the vehicle driven by the 15-year-old, but both drivers and all passengers in the two vehicles refused medical attention at the scene. Witnesses at the scene said the SUV had a green light and that the minor turned into the SUV's path, according to the report. The 15-year-old was cited with improper turning into oncoming traffic and driving without a valid permit. Want More Crime News? Two …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Patrick Bruce was charged with felony reckless homicide for the accident, which resulted in the death of a 25-year-old Downers Grove woman.
The Orland and Crestwood firefighter involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of a Downers Grove woman Friday in Unincorporated Cook County faces felony reckless homicide charges and is set for indictment later this month, the Sun-Times Media reports. READ: Orland Firefighter Speeding, on Prescription Meds at Time of Fatal Crash: Prosecutors Patrick Bruce, 45, of Oak Forest, was also charged with failure to reduce speed and reckless driving. Bruce, an Orland Fire Lieutenant, was off duty and driving his personal vehicle at the time of the accident, which killed 25-year-old Anasis Knox, according to Orland Park Fire Chief Ken Brucki. Get the rest of the story by the Sun-Times Media
Friday, March 1, 2013
Two cars are off the road, with reports of extrication. Traffic on 167th Street eastbound is snarled as crews work the scene.
Update: One person is confirmed dead, while three others were injured and transported to area hospitals, Sun-Times Media reports. One of the injured was taken to Christ Medical Center, while the other two injured were transported to South Suburban Hospital, the report said. 167th Street remains blocked off between Central and Cicero avenues, due to the investigation, according to the report. ---- Crews are on the scene of a three-car accident with reports of extrication, near 167th and Lockwood Avenue. An SUV appears to have driven off the road, on the eastbound side of the street. A four-door Sedan is off the road on the westbound side of the street, facing the wrong direction. Another SUV with heavy front-end damage is on the westbound…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A crash that injured seven had shut down the interstate in both directions this afternoon, Chicago Tribune reports.
Update: 5:57 p.m At least one lane of I-57 had reopened after 5 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. Original story A crash that injured at least seven people on I-57 Thursday afternoon could mean major delays during the evening rush hour, the Tribune reports. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred around 1 p.m. in the southbound lanes near 159th Street in Markham. Traffic was shut down traffic in both directions following the accident, according to the report. Two people with life-threatening injuries were airlifted from the scene, and five were sent to area hospitals, according to the report. Motorists should expect delays through the rush hour as Illinois State Police investigate. Want more police and fire news? Sign…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
A student who was hit by a car outside Hille Middle School Friday night remained in intensive care Saturday morning after undergoing surgery, according to Principal Courtney Orzel. Officials have not named the student.
A Hille Middle School student is in critical condition after being struck by a car outside the school on 151st Street in Oak Forest Friday night. As of Saturday morning, the student remained in intensive care at a local hospital after undergoing surgery, according to an email Principal Dr. Courtney Orzel sent to Hille families. No further details are available about the child's injuries or condition. "The child is in a great hospital with the very best of care, and he has a long recovery in front of him," Orzel wrote in the email. The student is not able to receive texts or phone calls, but the family welcomes any show of support from classmates to aid in his recovery. The 12-year-old student was walking home from the school musical …