Monday, February 18, 2013
Driver claims stuck accelerator was cause of the accident.
A stuck accelerator is apparently to blame for an automobile plunging through the front doors of the Shell station on the corner of routes 47 and 34 around lunchtime Monday, Yorkville police said. Want free local news in your delivered to you every morning? Sign up for our newsletter! "The driver of the vehicle was an elderly gentleman, and he said his accelerator got stuck," Deputy Chief of Police Larry Hilt said Monday afternoon. The 76-year-old driver was not injured, nor was anyone inside the store, Hilt said. How many people were inside at the time of the incident is unclear. John Gedraitis was one of the one's inside the Shell store when the car came through the front window. "It was surreal. I really couldn't believe it was …
Friday, December 7, 2012
One injury was reported.
A five-car accident shut down part of Route 30 during the middle of rush hour on Thursday, Dec. 6. A vehicle traveling on Route 30 failed to reduce speed and crashed into a car just east of Fifth Street at 4:47 p.m., said Oswego police. The crash set off a chain reaction that involved a total of five cars. Laquisha Q. Brooks, 41, of the 900 block of Shiloh Court, Joliet, was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, said police. The driver of unit 2, the first vehicle hit by Brooks, was transported to Rush Copley Hospital with reported injuries. No other injuries were reported. No update is available on the status of the injured driver at this time. Damages were estimated at over $1500. ------------------------ More …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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