Monday, April 29, 2013
The accident took place near the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Route 83; a fire department spokesman said the pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Updated at 12:02 p.m. A 21-year-old man who was hit by a car while crossing Ogden Avenue near Route 83 Monday morning was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening, Westmont Fire Department administrative director Craig Skala said. "He was talking with our paramedics," Skala said. The man, who according to Skala suffered injuries to his head and left-side, was hit while crossing Ogden north to south at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Original story: There was a car-on-pedestrian accident Monday morning on Ogden Avenue near the Route 83 intersection, according to Sgt. Stephen Thompson of the Westmont Police Department. The accident took place at approximately 9:30 a.m…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Steinway Piano Gallery remains open after two accidents involving cars driving into the business a few weeks ago. Temporary doors were being installed Monday.
Buying a piano requires time and research and isn’t done haphazardly. But two recent incidents at the Steinway Piano Gallery at 120 S. Washington St.in downtown Hinsdale had Sales Manager Diane Duncan feeling her store was turning into a drive-thru business. In late February, the piano gallery experienced not one, but two accidents when drivers jumped the curb and hit the building within days of each other. The first accident took place Feb. 21, Duncan said. She was inside the business when she heard a loud noise and felt the building shake. A man who was parking his car jumped the curb and hit the building, but other than some displaced bricks, there wasn’t much damage, she said. Then, two days later, a similar incident at the business …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Two people were critically injured in the car accident, which occurred Wednesday afternoon.
One person was killed and two more were in critical condition following a car accident Wednesday afternoon in an area of unincorporated Lemont bordering Burr Ridge. ABC News reports that the crash took place south of Bluff Road on southbound Route 83. According to ABC, two people were driving in a sedan, and one was killed. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the person who died was a passenger in one of two vehicles involved. Route 83 in the vicinity of the accident remained closed as of 7 p.m. following a two-vehicle accident that occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Read the ABC news report here. The Trib reported Wednesday that three people had to be extricated from two vehicles, according to Tri-State Deputy Fire Chief Jack …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Clarendon Hills Police Chief Ted Jenkins sent Patch a breakdown of the law regulating teen drivers after an teen-driver accident last week led to the hospitalization of seven teens.
Editor's note: The following is a letter from Clarendon Hills Police Chief Ted Jenkins in response to calls he's received following the Nov. 2 one-car accident in Hinsdale that hospitalized seven teens. Read Patch's coverage of the accident here. Following a recent event in Hinsdale in which a 16-year-old driver and seven underage occupants were involved in a serious automobile accident, my office received numerous calls from concerned parents. Most of the calls related to, “What is a graduated driver’s license and what does it mean?" Recognizing that inexperienced drivers are more prone to distractions and driving errors in certain environments, Secretary of State Jesse White established the Teen Driver Safety Task Force to study how a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Four of the teens had "incapacitating" injuries Friday night, according to police officials.
Updated at 6:14 p.m. Seven teens were transported to area hospitals Friday night after the SUV they were in reportedly rolled over and hit a tree and utility pole near the intersection of Park and 4th streets in Hinsdale, Hinsdale Police Department and Hinsdale Fire Department officials said Monday. Emergency responders arrived at the scene of the one-car accident at 7:37 p.m. Friday night. A Toyota Sequoia driven by a 16-year-old Hinsdale juvenile and carrying seven juvenile passengers rolled over after hitting the curb while making a “sudden and abrupt left turn” from southbound Park to eastbound 4th, Deputy Hinsdale Police Chief Mark Wodka said. Based on damage done to both objects, officials believe the SUV hit a tree and wooden light …
Friday, August 31, 2012
One woman was transported to the hospital according to Westmont Police.
A car was flipped over on Wilmette Avenue just south of 55th Street in Westmont Friday morning after a two-car T-bone accident, according to Westmont Police. One woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sergeant Greg Compton said, who didn't release any other information. "I don’t think there will be many more details," he said. "It’s not that serious of an incident." Wilmette is just west of Richmond Avenue and the Clarendon Hills-Westmont border. Eastbound traffic was halted at Cass Avenue as crews cleaned up the accident, which was located in the middle of the 55th Street construction.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The woman tried to turn left as light turned yellow, police said, causing a head-on collision last week.
A Hinsdale woman was cited with failing to yield when making a left turn, which led to an accident Wednesday at the intersection of Route 83 and Plainfield Road, Willowbrook police said. Barbara Dindia, 72, of the 00S200 block of Terry Trail in Hinsdale, tried to turn left as the light turned yellow while driving east on Plainfield Road, police said. A 20-year-old woman from Western Springs was traveling west on Plainfield Road and struck Dindia’s vehicle around 8:15 a.m., police said. Dindia and the other driver were taken to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital with serious injuries, police said. Dindia’s passenger, a 90-year-old man who lives at the same address as Dindia, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, also with serious …