Eight people, including several students, were involved in a crash between a school bus and van Thursday afternoon, police said. No one was injured.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A school bus from Lemont was reportedly involved in a rear-end crash, police said. It wasn't immediately clear if any students were present. No injuries have been reported.
Updated 12:50 p.m. Friday Eight people, including several students, were involved in a crash between a school bus and van Thursday afternoon, police said. No one was injured. Both vehicles were owned by the same company, according to Palos Park police. The van reportedly rear ended the bus. Original post No injuries have been reported following a school bus crash in Palos Park Thursday afternoon. Palos Park police were called at about 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Wolf and McCarthy roads. The Lemont bus appears to have been involved in a rear-end collision, said Palos Park Chief Joe Miller. It was not immediately clear if students were on the bus when the crash occurred. Check back with Patch for more updates. Follow Patch on Facebook…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Two drivers in the crash from earlier this week weren't seriously hurt, according to police
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police said the drivers from both cars involved in an early Wednesday morning crash were released from Palos Community Hospital and didn't suffer any serious injuries.
An 18-year-old driver has been ticketed her pickup truck flipped in a crash early Wednesday morning. Both her and another woman in a different car were taken to Palos Community Hospital as a precaution, according to Palos Heights police. Neither driver involved in the wreck that happened at 6:49 a.m. in the intersection of Route 83 and Harlem Avenue was seriously hurt. The pickup driver made a left-hand turn from Route 83 onto Harlem during a yellow light when the other driver smashed into her passenger side, causing the 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac to flip nearly completely over, according to police. Police said the 18-year-old woman said she thought the other driver would stop for the yellow. She was cited for failure to yield. The 49-…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A horse had to be put down after it bucked its rider and ran into traffic in rural Palos Hills.
A horse named Stella had to be euthanized after it ran into traffic and was struck by an SUV on Saturday. The crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. in the 9800 block of Kean Avenue in rural Palos Hills, police said. A girl who had been riding Stella was bucked off when the horse become agitated by biting horse flies. The 14-year-old horse then took off without a rider toward the road. A 2012 Chevy Traverse traveling on Kean collided with the animal. The driver wasn't injured and no tickets were issued. Stella was taken to the University of Illinois in Champaign for emergency treatment but had to be put down. "We’ve never had anything like this happen before. It’s tragic," said Pat Orr, who runs Rustic Woods Stables. Orr said the rider was not …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Cook County judge denies a request from the attorney of Matthew Senica, who has been indicted for aggravated DUI and reckless homicide, to return personal property found in the vehicle until the investigation is complete.
An insurance company can assess the damage to a vehicle involved in the DUI accident that claimed the life of a nurse on her way to work, but the return of personal belongings of the Orland Park man charged with reckless homicide in connection with the crash will have to wait, a Cook County judge said Tuesday morning. Matthew Senica, 25, of the 13700 Block of 88th Ave. was also indicted Tuesday on 14 counts of aggravated DUI and one count of reckless homicide in Judge Peter Felice's Bridgeview courtroom. He remains in custody after his bail was set at $1 million. Authorities say on July 8, Senica was driving back to Orland Park from what Senica told police was a night of drinking in Chicago. He was heading south on LaGrange Road, and …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Oak Lawn woman was hit on the driver's side as she made a turn onto 135th Street Tuesday afternoon.
An elderly woman died several hours after a car accident in Palos Heights Tuesday afternoon, police said. Shirley Ronan, 81, of Oak Lawn, was turning onto eastbound 135th Street from Forest Ridge Drive around 2:30 p.m. when a car traveling westbound struck her on the driver's side door, Deputy Chief Dave Delaney said. Ronan was making a left turn, which is not allowed at that intersection, Delaney said. She was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead about eight hours later, Delaney said. The 63-year-old Orland Park man who struck Delaney's vehicle was not cited in the crash. An independent witness who observed the accident told police he was not speeding when the collision occurred, Delaney said…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
An elderly woman drove her car into a Palos Heights office building leaving a six-by-six foot hole in the brick wall.
For the second time in less than a week a car has come crashing through a Palos Heights building. A 73-year-old woman crashed her SUV into an office building at 7800 West College Drive, leaving a gaping hole in a brick wall measuring six feet across. The accident occured at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night, but was not discovered until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning when an employee arrived for work, said Palos Heights Officer George Drikos. The damage was to a suite occupied by Quest Diagnostics. The woman turned into the parking lot after becoming disoriented and drove her car into the southwest corner of the building. She then drove into the Manor Care parking lot next door where her entire front bumper fell off, Drikos said. Whe police received …
Friday, May 18, 2012
No injuries were reported after an elderly woman drove through the front window of Baumann's Bakery on Harlem Avenue Friday morning.
There were no injuries reported after a car crashed through the front window of Baumann's Bakery in Palos Heights Friday morning. Around 10 a.m. a car driven by an elderly woman crashed through the large window of the bakery at 12248 S. Harlem Avenue shattering glass and causing the walls of the bakery to shake. Owner Cathy Baumann said shattered glass hit the back wall of the bakery and a wall shook when the car came crashing in. "This has never happened here before," Baumann said. "The important thing is that no one got hurt. We can take care of everything else." The woman was pulling into the space when her car accelerated through her parking space and across the sidewalk in front of the store, Baumann said. "The bakery is a drive-…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A two car crash left an SUV rolled over on a Palos Heights home's front lawn.
An SUV was upside down in the front yard of a Palos Heights home Tuesday evening after a two-car accident. Around 4:30 p.m. two cars collided at the intersection of 124th Street and 70th Avenue. The driver of the flipped car had to be cut out of her seat belt, witnesses said. A Nissan Murano and a later model BMW collided at the intersection without a stop sign. The female driver of the Murano, which flipped over, was transported by ambulance but was conscious and talking, said Mary McWilliams, whose front yard was the site of the crash. "This is the third time a car has ended up on the lawn," McWilliams said. "I think it is the ditch that keeps them from reaching the house." She added that there have been additional accidents at the …