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
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The bus slipped off the road and hit a building at 166th and Jean Lane.
A school bus slid off the road shortly after 7 a.m. and crashed into an apartment building at 166th Street and Jean Lane, NBC Chicago reports. No children were on the bus at the time of the accident and nobody is reported injured. It is unclear if the accident was weather-related. Get the whole story from NBC Chicago
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…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Lubna Firdausi, 50, died after a two-vehicle crash at 183rd Street and 80th Avenue. A 33-year-old Orland Hills man is being questioned in the accident.
UPDATED (11:27 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2) A 50-year-old Tinley Park woman died after she was involved in a two-car accident early Sunday near the intersection of 183rd Street and 80th Avenue, according to Tinley Park Police. Lubna Firdausi, a driver of one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at 8:03 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Chicago Tribune reports. READ: 2 Girls Rescued After Being Buried Under Mud at Construction Site The second driver, a 33-year-old Orland Hills man, was hospitalized and later released, the police report stated. The man, who was not named in the release, is being questioned by police, although no charges had been filed as of Sunday night, the Tribune reports. Police responded to …
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…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Police said a woman got behind the wheel last month to spare her drunken friend a DUI. The 2:30 a.m. grub run reportedly ended in destruction.
Tinley Park police were called to a local subdivision last month after an early morning McDonald's run reportedly ended in destruction. Officers drove to the area of Pine Lake Drive and Dearborn Court around 8 a.m. May 11 for a report of a downed mailbox, they said. When they got there, they found two people standing in the backyard of one of the homes, the report said. One of them was Suzume Kisaragi, 27, of the 6400 block of West 181st Place in Tinley Park. Police asked the duo if they'd seen who hit the mailbox, which was lying face-down in the street. "They both appeared confused," an officer wrote, in the report. The man Kisaragi was with said his vehicle was in the garage and police asked if they could look at it. They said they …
Friday, June 1, 2012
A woman who rode her bike into a mini bus in Tinley Park earlier this week told police she was following Russian traffic laws when she made her move.
Tinley Park Police said no one was injured Wednesday morning when a 20-year-old woman on a bike cruised into the front of a school minibus. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. at the intersection of 181st Street and Oak Park Avenue, according to the report. Around that time, the bicyclist reportedly drove into the front of a van affiliated with a local learning center. The vehicle's 65-year-old driver told police she was driving westbound on 181st Street and stopped at the stop sign at Oak Park Avenue. As she made a right turn, the bicyclist rode southbound off the sidewalk and into the roadway directly in front of the van. "The bicyclist stated she observed the vehicle proceed into the intersection, but believed the vehicle must turn …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
One casualty: a wooden wishing well.
A Tinley Park woman is facing multiple charges, including one for drunken driving, after she drove off course during a run to Taco Bell. Elizabeth N. Naegele, 19, of 17927 66th Ct. in Tinley Park, is accused May 10 of crashing into a parked car, driving into the front lawn of an Oak Forest home and destroying a wooden wishing well lawn decoration. Police said they responded to a single-car crash at about 2:45 a.m. in the 15000 block of Waverly Avenue. During their investigation, they determined that Naegele's green 1995 Pontiac Grand Am slammed into a parked car, hopped a ditch and came to a stop in a nearby yard. Naegele's mouth was bleeding and she was taken to Advocate South Suburban Hospital for treatment. There she said she had …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
A firefighter on the scene of Tuesday's semi-trailer rollover accident on Interstate-294 posted his photos to Patch. We want to thank him and give those of you who were gaping at the crash a closer look.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Local police said a drunken driver crashed a car over the weekend that had four passengers inside. All five men were injured and one needed surgery.
When police responded to a one-vehicle crash on Friday, they found four wounded passengers and a drunken driver, they said. Tinley Park police got to Lakewood and Lakebluff drives around 1:40 a.m. and found a 2004 Buick Century resting against a "solid railroad tie landscaping wall" with its airbags deployed, according to the report. Two people were walking around the vehicle—one was limping and bleeding from the head and the other was standing and bleeding from his face. The driver, Leo J. Morrison, 21, of the 9200 block of Sawyer Avenue in Evergreen Park, was bleeding and pinned between the front driver's seat and the dashboard, police said. A backseat passenger also remained in the car, police said, and Tinley Park firefighters were …