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 …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pat Bruce, of Oak Forest, entered his plea Thursday in connection with a March 1 crash that killed Anasis Knox of Downers Grove, Sun-Times Media reports.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A woman was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday evening after she was struck in the crosswalk at Main and Grove streets.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Parents of 14-year-old Hunter Himes say he won't recover from injuries sustained in February, when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle home from a friend's house.
It's been nine months since 14-year-old Hunter Himes was struck by a car while riding his bike in Darien, and for the first time, his family is feeling some sense of closure. Hunter, who would have been a freshman at Downers Grove South this fall, was left in a persistent vegetative state from brain injuries suffered in the accident. His parents, Mark and Terra Ihde, put him on hospice this week after learning he would not recover. For the past several months, the Ihdes have been attending court hearings for the driver in the crash, Timothy J. Hagan, who pleaded not guilty to failing to yield to a pedestrian. The Ihdes were joined Thursday by several family members at the DuPage County Field Court in Downers Grove for Hagan's long-awaited…
Monday, October 1, 2012
An accident in Darien this February left 14-year-old Hunter Himes severely disabled after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle home from a friend's house.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
In Illinois, drivers convicted of hitting a construction worker are subject for up to a $10,000 fine and 14 years in prison, but the maximum penalty for failing to yield to a pedestrian in Illinois is typically a $500 fine. For one family in the area, this disparity adds a cruel insult to injury. Earlier this year, 14-year-old Hunter Himes, of unincorporated Downers Grove, was struck by a car while riding his bicycle home from a friend's house. The former Lakeview Junior High student was left without the ability to walk or speak. The driver, Timothy J. Hagan, of Darien, had previous traffic offenses. He was ticketed for "failure to yield," and only faces community service, according to a group that is petitioning to increase the penalities…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
As Illinois tightens its distracted driving laws, the mother of a Downers Grove boy struck by a car while riding his bike in February asks drivers to take responsibility for their actions.
There have been many difficult days for the Ihde family since their son, Hunter Himes, was struck by a car in February while riding his bike in Darien. The day Terra Ihde, Hunter’s mom, found out the maximum penalty for failing to yield to a pedestrian in Illinois is typically a $500 fine had its own brutality. “Nothing is going to fill the void,” Ihde said. “No amount of money, no jail time will replace what we lost, but it’s just another dagger in the back.” Hunter, a 14-year-old resident of unincorporated Downers Grove, survived the accident, but was left severely disabled. Doctors say it is unlikely he will walk or talk again. While Ihde spends her days caring for her son, who came home from a rehabilitation center earlier this summer…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Illinois State Police have not released the identity of the victim.
One individual is dead following a three-car crash on northbound I-355 on Saturday near the border of Lisle and Downers Grove. A spokesman with the Illinois State Police said that the crash occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. near the on-ramp to I-88. Officials could not specify whether the fatality was a driver or passenger; they have not released the identity of the victim pending notification of the family. Two other individuals involved in the crash were transported to nearby hospitals, the spokesman said. An investigation is ongoing. Police are not releasing additional details at this time. Stay tuned to Patch for updates as they become available.
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…