The driver of a minivan demolished in a traffic crash Saturday remained in critical condition Tuesday. Updated with additional details about emergency response and extrication.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
A minivan driver hit a tractor-trailer and then hit a third vehicle from the oncoming direction. It happened on Dempster near Shermer in Niles Saturday; the driver is still in critical condition, police said. Updated with additional details.
Update: After a serious three-vehicle crash early Saturday on Dempster Street, a 21-year-old driver, of Skokie, remains in critical condition, Sgt. Robert Tornabene of the Niles Police Department said Tuesday. The department was not yet releasing the man's name. Morton Grove Fire Department Chief Tom Friel said a Morton Grove ambulance was the first to arrive on the scene at 5:01 a.m., and both Morton Grove and Niles fire department personnel worked to both medically treat and physically extricate the driver of the minivan, who was pinned in and "suffered significant trauma," he said. The minivan, which was the vehicle which struck the two other vehicles, was the most-damaged of the three, and had significant front-end damage and intrusion…
Friday, May 3, 2013
An SUV crashed into a CVS Pharmacy near the intersection of Dempster Street and McCormick Boulevard in Skokie around 8:30 p.m. Friday.
A two car crash resulted into an SUV plowing through the side of CVS Pharmacy, 3434 Dempster St., Skokie, on Friday around 8:30 p.m. The SUV was heading westbound on Dempster Street when contact was made with another vehicle. There were no serious injuries and the accident involved two vehicles, a fire official on scene said. At this time, it is unclear how the accident occurred or if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. The CVS will remain closed until the structural damage is repaired. It's likely the store will remain closed at least through Saturday. If new details come in, Patch.com will update. -- Patch on Facebook
Thursday, December 6, 2012
And in another incident, three people jumped a man, beat him and painted his face and teeth in gang colors. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.
Martin Villanueva, 40, of West Rascher Avenue, Chicago, was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash Nov. 28 just before 11 p.m. Police responded to the intersection of Touhy and Milwaukee for a vehicle crash. One of the cars in the crash left the scene and pulled into a nearby parking lot; then the driver and passenger started running eastbound on Touhy, according to the police report. A witness ran after the men and detained the driver, Villanueva, until police arrived, according to the report. Police said they detected the odor of alcohol on Vllanueva's breath, he admitted to drinking two beers and that he showed impairment on field sobriety tests. Niles Fire Department paramedics checked him for injuries and released him …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Police said she didn't seem to realize the intersection had a stop sign. Arrest information is supplied by the Niles Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Mariela Avila-Vilchez, 19, of North Mason Street, Chicago, was charged with DUI/Drugs, a class 4 felony, and DUI after police found her car on Dec. 30, just before 5:30 a.m., near Howard Street and Oak Park Avenue with severe driver's side damage from a crash. Another vehicle, driven by an Addison man, had also been involved in the crash. It had severe front end damage and was in the middle of the Howard and Oak Park intersection. The Addison man told police he had back and neck pain and that Avila-Vilchez's vehicle had disobeyed the stop sign on northbound Oak Park Avenue at Howard Street, and that she had driven in front of him and his car struck hers, according to the police report. Avila-Vilchez told police she was in pain but didn't…