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Man Charged With DUI After Rear-Ending Stopped Car

Western Springs crash reports, Sept. 9-15.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12

Yellow Light Rear-Ender


Two cars suffered damage after one rear-ended the other near the intersection of Wolf Road and 55th Street at 8:41 a.m., police said. 

The driver of a 2000 Saturn LS, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago Ridge, collided with the back of a 2007 Chevy Impala driven by a 62-year-old woman after the driver of the Impala came upon a yellow light and decided to stop. 

Neither party reported any injuries. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11

DUI After Accident


John P. Kinahan, 66, of the 3000 block of Ashton Court, Westchester, was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said, after he rear-ended with his 2004 Mazda CR-V a 2000 Nissan Xterra driven by a 49-year-old Western Springs woman who was stopped at a red light in the 5500 block of Wolf Road at 6:27 p.m.

Neither party was injured in the accident.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

Unhitched Trailer Does Damage


A 52-year-old Brookfield man was cited for unsecured load, police said, after a 47-year-old La Grange Park woman driving her 2012 Mazda CX-9 south in the 5800 block of Wolf Road was struck by a trailer that had come unhitched from the Brookfield man's 2002 Dodge Ram while he was turning right from a driveway onto northbound Wolf. 

The Mazda struck a mailbox after being hit by the trailer. Neither party suffered injury. 

MONDAY, SEPT. 9

Car Hits Concrete Support


A 70-year-old Western Springs woman driving a 2010 Scion XB with a 94-year-old female passenger inside sideswiped a concrete light-pole support outside the Western Springs Recreation Center in the 1500 block of Walker Street at 1:15 p.m., police said.

Neither the driver nor the passenger was injured. 

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