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Trio of 3-Car Accidents Reported in Western Springs

Western Springs traffic reports, Dec. 2-8.

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Patch file photo
SUNDAY, DEC. 8

3-Car Accident


Jacob P. Kruse, 23, of the 0-100 block of Foothill Road, Monticello, IL, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash after he rear-ended with his 1997 Ford Escort a 2001 Ford Taurus, which in turn rear-ended a 1995 Cadillac Deville that was stopped in traffic on westbound Ogden Avenue near Forest Avenue at 12:25 p.m., police said.

The driver of the Taurus, 20-year-old Jessica K. Panek of the 500 block of North Washington Street, Westmont, was cited for driving without insurance. 

No injuries were reported. All three vehicles were damaged.

2-Car Accident


A 17-year-old female juvenile from Western Springs was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, police said, after she rear-ended with her 2002 Volvo S60 a 2010 GMC Yukon that had stopped for a stop sign on southbound Grand Avenue at 47th Street at 3:28 p.m.

No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were damaged. 

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

3-Car Accident


Frank Medina, 76, of the 8400 block of South 83rd Court, Hickory Hills, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, police said, after he rear-ended with his 2012 Dodge Caravan a 2007 Honda Pilot, which in turn rear-ended a 2002 Subaru Legacy that had slowed behind a left-turning vehicle on westbound Ogden Avenue near Ellington Avenue at 10:16 a.m.

A minor injury to the Subaru driver was reported. All three vehicles were damaged.

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

3-Car Accident 


Michelle Lynn Cahill, 45, of the 600 block of South 7th Avenue, La Grange, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash after she rear-ended with her 2004 Honda Odyssey a 2002 Saturn LS2, which in turn rear-ended a 2009 Chrysler 300 that had stopped in traffic on westbound 55th Street near Wolf Road at 8:08 a.m., police said.

A non-life-threatening injury to the Saturn driver was reported, as was a minor injury to Cahill. All three vehicles were damaged.

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