Park Ridge accident briefs for the week for June 14, 2012
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:34AM
Tree falls on man’s car in Park Ridge
A 35-year-old Chicago man’s car sustained damage May 31 after a Cook County Forest Preserve tree reportedly fell on it while he was driving through Park Ridge.
According to Park Ridge Police the man just before 7 p.m. was driving north on Dee Road in the curb lane from Higgins when a large tree fell across the hood of his 2000 Ford LX, damaging the hood and front end of the vehicle.
No injuries were reported.
Driver ticketed for collision with funeral procession
A Plainfield man was issued two traffic tickets after he reportedly drove into the middle of a funeral profession in Park Ridge, colliding with one of the vehicles.
Park Ridge police said the man was stopped on the afternoon of May 31 at a red light on southeast-bound Talcott Road while a funeral procession passed by heading south on Dee Road. When the light turned green, the man entered the intersection, striking the rear passenger side of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado that was part of the procession, police said. The impact reportedly caused the Chevrolet to hit a parkway tree.
The driver of the SUV, a 37-year-old man, told police he believed the 50-car funeral procession had ended when he entered the intersection.
He was cited for violating a funeral procession and damage to city property, police said.