Four People Injured In Chicago Northwest Side Car Accident

A two-vehicle accident occurred on Chicago’s Northwest Side Friday evening, sending four people to the hospital.

The accident occurred about 7:00 p.m. in the Edgebrook neighborhood, at the 6300 block of North Cicero Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

Preliminary reports said an elderly man failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn.  The driver of the vehicle, an 87-year-old man, made a left turn at the intersection of Devon and Cicero avenues causing a second vehicle to strike him, Greer said.

The elderly man was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. A woman passenger was taken to Resurrection Medical Center where she was expected to be treated and released, Greer said.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 61-year-old man, was taken Evanston’s Saint Francis Hospital. A passenger in his car was taken to Lutheran General and described as in stable condition, according to Greer.

The 87-year-old man was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn. The second driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions and for having no driver’s license. He also was cited for no insurance.

Greer said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Additional details can be found in the July 23 Chicago Tribune article titled “4 injured in Northwest Side crash.”