Park Ridge accident briefs for the week of Aug. 2, 2012
Updated: September 10, 2012 6:06AM
City worker hospitalized after crash at stoplight
PARK RIDGE — A vehicle belonging to the city of Park Ridge was heavy damaged when it was rear-ended by a cargo van in traffic and pushed into another car, Park Ridge police reported.
Park Ridge Public Works Superintendent Brian Wiebe was driving the city-owned 2006 Dodge Charger the afternoon of June 28 and waiting at a red light on eastbound Touhy Avenue at Busse Highway when the Charger was struck from behind by a 2007 Ford E250, police said. The impact pushed the Charger into a 2008 Toyota Titan driven by a 47-year-old Northbrook man.
Wiebe was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. No life-threatening injuries were reported.
The driver of the van, a 20-year-old McHenry man, was ticketed for failing to reduce speed, police said.
Woman backing out of driver strikes landscaper
A man performing landscaping work was struck by a vehicle while he lay on the driveway of an apartment complex picking weeds, Park Ridge Police said.
The accident occurred the morning of July 6 on the grounds of a complex at 1500 W. Touhy Ave.
According to police a 2009 Toyota Scion driven by a 42-year-old Park Ridge woman struck the 65-year-old landscaper’s left ankle as the motorist backed the vehicle out of a driveway.
The landscaper was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. No tickets were issued as the accident occurred in private property.
Pedestrian, 82, struck by turning car in crosswalk
An 82-year-old Niles woman reportedly suffered injuries to her hip and arm after she was struck by a car while walking between Niles and Park Ridge.
Park Ridge police said the woman just after 5 p.m. July 17 was headed north along Greenwood Avenue when she began crossing Carol Street in the crosswalk.
At that time a 2001 Lincoln Town Car driven by a 54-year-old Texas woman began making a right turn from Carol onto Greenwood, striking the pedestrian and causing her to fall to the ground.
The woman was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. The driver of the Lincoln was ticketed for failure to yield, police said.