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2 Kids, 2 Adults Hospitalized After Ogden Avenue Crash

Western Springs crash reports, Dec. 23-29.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 28

4 Hospitalized After 3-Car Crash


Kathleen E. Bezek, 68, of the 800 block of Brighton Lane, La Grange, and Sharon C. Hathaway, 66, of the N21W26700 block of Catttail Court, Pewaukee, WI, were each cited with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said, after a three-car accident on Ogden Avenue near Woodland Avenue at 2:02 p.m.  

Hathaway's 2012 Chevrolet Equinox rear-ended a 2005 Land Rover that had stopped to let a pedestrian cross, and Bezek's 2008 Chevy Equinox rear-ended Hathaway's vehicle, which caused it to hit the Land Rover again. 

Bezek and her three passengers—a 42-year-old, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old—were transported to La Grange Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All three vehicles were damaged.

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

Failure to Reduce Speed 


Craig O. Schmuhl, 52, of the 24800 block of Madison Street, Plainfield, was cited with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said, after while traveling in his 1988 Chevy southbound on Grand Avenue at 10:09 a.m. struck a 2001 Toyota 4Runner traveling westbound on 48th Street. 

No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were damaged.

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gina bacci January 01, 2014 at 08:30 PM
That pedestrian crossing on such a busy street is a HUGE problem. No cars especially those from out of the area would expect someone to stop in the middle of the road on such a main street. It needs to be a ped. crossing light like they have in brookfield by Gross School. IF there is a person wanting to cross they press the button and then the light will turn red otherwise it is off. As a driver you should always be aware of what the car in front of you is doing because they could have an unknown problem with their car or health that would cause them to stop or do something out of the norm but since that stop sign went in My husband and I have always thought it was a problem waiting to happen. I hope everyone is ok.

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