A motorist who crashed into a tree killing a woman and injuring himself and a four-year-old boy early Sunday in the Medical Village neighborhood on the Near West Side, Charges will be facing charges, according to the police.
Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said that the driver has not been charged with anything as of 1:45 p.m. as he remained in very critical’ condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
A Monroe District police lieutenant said earlier Sunday afternoon that as officers from the Major Accident Investigations Unit are still looking into the cause of the wreck, they still have to find out what charges will be filed against the driver.
Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines related that the incident occurred at 1:50 in the morning when a car struck a tree in the 1600 block of West Harrison Street. The vehicle was a white car that came to rest against a Rush Hospital parking structure located on the south side of Harrison Street.
The 25-year-old woman passenger died, Gaines said. The driver, a 23-year-old man, was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. A 4-year-old boy was taken in “stable” condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office the fatality was identified as Angeline De Leon, 25, resident of the 3000 block of South University Drive in Fargo, N.D. She was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 2:38 a.m.
The Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.
Another non-fatal accident happened at the North side last November 21. A woman and a child were injured late this afternoon in a three-car accident on the North Side in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood.
Fire Media spokesman Larry Langford said that shortly before 5 p.m., paramedics were called to the crash that happened near the intersection of Irving Park Road and Seminary Avenue. It was a crash involving three vehicles.
Langford confirmed that the woman was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The child, whose age and gender were not immediately available, was taken in serious condition to Lurie Children’s Hospital.
No other information was given regarding the accident.
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