Wednesday, May 15, 2013
No one was injured in the crash, which occurred late Wednesday morning in Market Place Plaza on 75th Street, police said.
No one was injured Wednesday when the driver of a pickup truck accidentally backed into a Darien storefront, police said. Darien Deputy Police Chief John Cooper said the truck crashed into Fruitful Yield Health Foods, 2159 75th St., late Wednesday morning after the driver's foot became stuck on the accelerator. The man was not believed to have been driving under the influence. No injuries were reported, and the incident is still under investigation, Cooper said. Fruitful Yield was forced to close Wednesday due to the extensive damage to the front of the store. Witnesses said that the neighboring Jenny Craig window also sustained considerable damage. Calls to Fruitful Yield were not immediately returned. - - - - - - - - - - There are …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Two cars were badly damaged and three people were injured in a T-bone crash near Lemont Road and 97th Street on Friday night, authorities said.
Three people were seriously injured Friday night in a two-car, T-bone crash in unincorporated Lemont, authorities said. DuPage County Sheriff's police and the Lemont Fire Protection District responded just before 8 p.m. to the crash, which occurred just south of 97th Street on Lemont Road, fire officials said. Lemont Battalion Chief Matt Peksa said both drivers—one of whom had to be extricated—and a passenger were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage. Most of Lemont Road was still shut down as of 11 p.m. Witnesses said all lanes were closes except a partial shoulder, and that both vehicles were still at the scene. The DuPage County Sheriff's Office was not immediately available …
Friday, January 18, 2013
No criminal charges will be filed in the death of 15-year-old Hunter Himes, who died Sunday from brain injuries sustained when his bicycle was hit by a car in Darien.
No criminal charges will be filed in the death of Downers Grove teen Hunter Himes, who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Darien in February 2012. Hunter, then 14, was riding his bike along Lemont Road in Darien when he was hit by an SUV making a right turn from Beller Drive. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, one that left him in a persistent vegetative state until he died Sunday morning in his home. Obituary: Hunter Himes, 15 The driver in the crash, Timothy J. Hagan of Darien, was found guilty in November of failing to yield to a pedestrian, despite his claim that Hunter road his bike into the crosswalk after he started moving. Hagan was given the maximum sentence of 300 hours of community service, and issued a $1,500 …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A three-car pileup on I-55 near Lemont Road led to a car fire, causing one death early Saturday morning.
A motorist died early Saturday after a three-car accident on Interstate 55 at Lemont Road led to a vehicle fire, according to a fire official. The accident occurred at about 3:50 a.m. on southbound I-55, said Bob Morris, Fire Prevention Bureau Director for the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District. Three cars were involved in the accident, which led to a fire that caused one of the fatalities, Morris said. Firefighters on scene had to extricate the person from the vehicle. Two others involved in the accident were seriously injured and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Information on the types of vehicles involved in the accident or names of the motorists was not available Saturday morning. The DuPage County Coroner …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
From Lakeview Junior High to the Darien Police Department, community members are showing their thoughts are with the eighth-grader injured in a Feb. 26 car accident.
Bursts of orange have popped up throughout Darien, Woodridge and Downers Grove over the past week. With vinyl tablecloths and plastic cups, friends and family of a Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader struck by a car Feb. 26 have ensured that all who know Hunter keep him at the forefront of their minds. The Downers Grove boy is recovering from critical injuries sustained when he was struck by a car making a right turn at the intersection of Beller and Lemont Road in Darien. Hunter remains at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The hospital is not releasing any further information about his condition. Last week, the community held prayer vigils at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Lakeview. Fr. Gavin Quinn urged those at Wednesday's …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hundreds gathered at Lakeview Junior High Wednesday in support of an eighth-grader's recovery.
The message of the night was simple but strong: “Never, never, never, never give up.” That Winston Churchill quote accompanied each candle at the vigil Wednesday for a 14-year-old boy. It was repeated throughout Fr. Gavin Quinn’s speech. And it was in the faces of each of the hundreds of students and parents who filled Lakeview Junior High’s gym in support of the eighth-grader’s recovery. The boy, of Downers Grove, remained in the hospital Wednesday after sustaining serious injuries when he was struck by a car Sunday while crossing Beller Drive in Darien with his bike. The hospital is not releasing any further details about his condition and the family has asked that his name be withheld. As students and parents filed into Lakeview’s gym…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday's prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. A vigil is set to take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Junior High.
Friends and family will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a prayer service at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 8404 Cass Ave. in Darien, for a 14-year-old Downers Grove boy police say was pinned underneath a car Sunday. The boy, who has not been identified by authorities, was crossing Beller Drive with his bike in Darien late Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a car making a right turn onto Lemont Road, Darien police said. He was initially treated for serious injuries at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s trauma center in Downers Grove before being airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The hospital is not releasing any information about the boy’s condition because he is a minor. Fr. Gavin Quinn will lead Tuesday…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Darien-Woodridge fire paramedics performed advanced life-support on the boy while taking him to the hospital, according to a release.
Updated: 5:39 p.m. Monday A teenage boy from unincorporated Downers Grove sustained serious injuries when he became trapped under a car while riding his bicycle near Beller and Lemont roads in Darien around 4:56 p.m. Sunday, Darien-Woodridge Fire District officials said. Fire personnel had to extract the boy by lifting the car off his lower body with two high-pressure air bags placed under the front passenger side, according to a Darien-Woodridge release. Paramedics performed advanced life-support on the unconscious teenager while taking him to the Level 1 Trauma Center at Advocate Good-Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, the release said. Darien police said the boy, who is 14 or 15 years old according to various reports, was later …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Cesar Ramirez, of the 2600 block of 75th St., died around 12:05 a.m. Thursday following a single-car accident, WGN reports.
A 26-year-old Woodridge man has died following a single-car accident in Riverside, WGN reports. Cesar Ramirez, of the 2600 block of 75th St., was pronounced dead around 12:05 a.m. at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, about 15 minutes after arriving. Riverside police told WGN preliminary reports said the SUV was traveling at a high speed, struck a curb and rolled over several times onto the front lawn of a Riverside home. Ramirez was thrown from the car. There was a strong odor of alcohol from both Ramirez and his passenger, a 23-year-old Cicero woman who sustained minor injuries, police told WGN.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Joshua Anderson, 19, wasn't wearing seat belt, police say.
A 19-year-old Woodridge teen and a private in the Illinois Army National Guard died last Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-car accident, according to the Downers Grove Reporter. Joshua Anderson passed away at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. The accident took place July 8, the article said, when Anderson's 2009 Hyundai Sonata drove off the side of the road, spun out into a ditch and hit a tree, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Ryan Wilson. "Anderson was not wearing a seat belt and the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before impact, according to Wilson," the article said. Joshua Anderson graduated from Downers Grove South in 2010. He enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard following graduation …