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Tree smashes into Wilmette driver's SUV 
NewspapersImageText  Kathy Routliffe, Tree smashes into Wilmette driver's SUV, "Tree smashes into Wilmette driver's SUV," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Nov 2012, p. 11  High winds Friday toppled a large tree onto a vehicle with six passengers. The rear passengers were able to get out on their own, but firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools to free the driver. Full article available at Wilmette Public Library
Man drives car into ditch 
NewspapersImageText  Adar Rathe, Man drives car into ditch, "Man drives car into ditch," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Oct 2012, p. 23  A Northfield man apparently drove his car over a parking lot barrier, knocking over a tree before coming to rest in a ditch. The driver was in a parking lot at the rear of a condominium building in the 1900 block of Lake Ave. He was transported to a hospital for observation. Full article...
Five Wilmette residents injured in Wisconsin crash 
NewspapersText  Joe Coughlin, Five Wilmette residents injured in Wisconsin crash, "Five Wilmette residents injured in Wisconsin crash," The Wilmette Beacon (Northbrook, Illinois: 22nd Century Media, 20100908), 8 Aug 2012, p. 3  Five people were injured after a collision with a tractor on July 30 near Two Rivers, Wis. They include Young Johnson, age 74, and her husband, Timothy, age 71; Kayung Han, 67, Sung Han, 57, and Soon Pank, 73, all of Wilmette. Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
Green Bay and Elm tops 2011 accident list 
NewspapersImageText  Karen Berkowitz, Green Bay and Elm tops 2011 accident list, "Green Bay and Elm tops 2011 accident list," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jul 2012, p. 28  The intersection of Elm St. and Green Bay Rd. in Winnetka is a high accident location. Map high-accident locations in Winnetka. Full article available at Wilmette Public Library
Man charged in Edens accident 
NewspapersText  Routliffe, Kathy, Man charged in Edens accident, "Man charged in Edens accident," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Feb 2011, p. 6  Aleksey Forkosh, 30, of Buffalo Grove, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident in which there was an injury following a Jan. 23 incident that started on the Edens Expressway.
No ticket issued in drive-through incident 
NewspapersText  Routliffe, Kathy, No ticket issued in drive-through incident, "No ticket issued in drive-through incident," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Nov 2010, p. 18  An Evanston woman, age 81, told police she mistakenly hit the gas as she tried to park outside Convito Cafe and Market in the Plaza del Lago shopping center on Friday, driving her car right through the building wall. No one was injured inside the restaurant.
Another student pedestrian is injured near New Trier 
Newspapers  "Another student pedestrian is injured near New Trier," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Sep 2010, 9, 23  Another New Trier student was injured at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue on September 16.
Man indicted in DUI crash that killed two 
NewspapersImageText  "Man indicted in DUI crash that killed two," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Jul 2010, p. 5  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library A Chicago man was formally charged Tuesday with driving drunk and causing a crash in Wilmette last month that killed two Chicago teens. Five people were in the car. Two passengers were killed: Veronica Rojas, 18; and Natalie Stygar, 17, both of...
Crash kills two 
Newspapers  "Crash kills two," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, Section Cover, p. 1  Photograph makeshift memorial at accident site
Man charged in fatal Wilmette crash 
Newspapers  John P. Huston, Man charged in fatal Wilmette crash, "Man charged in fatal Wilmette crash," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 5  A Chicago man was charged Tuesday with two counts of reckless homicide after the car he was driving through Wilmette crashed on Sheridan road killing Veronica Rojas, 18 and Natalie Stygar, 17, both of Chicago. Coments by Wilmette Police Chief Brian King and Brigitte Mayerhofer, Wilmette's director...
Hughes faces DUI charge in May 14 hit-and-run case 
NewspapersText  Christopher Peterson, Hughes faces DUI charge in May 14 hit-and-run case, "Hughes faces DUI charge in May 14 hit-and-run case," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Jun 2010, p. 5  Erin Hughes, the former New Trier High School student accused of a hit-and-run accident, has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence. Prosecutors said the DUI charge was added because test results showed traces of marijuana in her blood during the crash. the accident occurred...
Goone released from hospital, recovering well 
Newspapers  "Goone released from hospital, recovering well," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, p. 9  Sarah Goone, 16, the New Trier High School student who suffered brain dammage when she was struck by anothe rstudent's car in an alleged hit-and-run has been released from the hospital. Erin Hughes, 18, accused of hitting Goone with her car and fleeing the scene, awaits trial.
Goone may soon head for Rehab Institute 
Newspapers  Liza Roche, Goone may soon head for Rehab Institute, "Goone may soon head for Rehab Institute," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 May 2010, 5, 10  The family of Sarah Goone, the 16-year-old Glencoe girl who suffered injuries to her head and skull in a hit and run collision on May 14, is reporting the teen may soon go to Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
New Trier tragedy: 18-year-old faces hit and run charges as classmate battles brain injury 
Newspapers  Christopher Peterson, New Trier tragedy: 18-year-old faces hit and run charges as classmate battles brain injury, "New Trier tragedy: 18-year-old faces hit and run charges as classmate battles brain injury," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 May 2010, 5, 7  A New Trier senior accused of hitting another student with her car and fleeing the scene of the accident will return to court Thursday for a second hearing. At the initial hearing on Monday bail was set at $500,000. Erin Hughes is accused of leaving the scene after police said she struck Sarah...
Accident provokes safety concerns 
Newspapers  Christopher Peterson, Accident provokes safety concerns, "Accident provokes safety concerns," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 May 2010, 5, 7  The intersection at Green bay Road and Winnetka Avenue was the site of a serious traffic accident on May 14 leaving a New Trier student hospitalized with brain injuries. The intersection is complex, and some argue overly dangerous. Map of accident site.
Sadness, shock felt by students and teachers 
Newspapers  Katie Okon, Sadness, shock felt by students and teachers, "Sadness, shock felt by students and teachers," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 May 2010, 5, 7  Superintendent Linda Yonke described the mood at New Trier as sad and concerned for both students in the wake of a traffic accident involving a car driven by Erin Hughes which allegedly struck Sarah Goone.
Arbitrary decision,  letter Brenda Rossini, Winnetka 
Newspapers  "Arbitrary decision, letter Brenda Rossini, Winnetka," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 May 2010, p. 30 
Resident ponders Wilmette's crash history 
Newspapers  "Resident ponders Wilmette's crash history," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Feb 2010, p. 47  Wilmette resident Mark Weyermuller comments on the number of car crashes into buildings in WIlmette in the past few years. Photographs of crash scenes in Wilmette where cars have driven into buildings.
Car rams house 
NewspapersImageText  Kimberly Fornek, Car rams house, "Car rams house," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Feb 2010, p. 5  A car crashed through the wall into Lloyde and Peggy Nelson's home on the corner of Beechwood Avenue and Hunter Road at 1 a.m. on February 18. The driver and passenger, both of Chicago, were transported to Evanston Hospital. No one was injured in the Wilmette home. Photograph damaged to a house...
Crash course 
NewspapersImageText  "Crash course," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Feb 2010, 6, 47  Wilmette resident Mark Weyermuller comments on the number of cars crashing into buildings in Wilmette over the past few years. Full digital issue available at Wilmette Public Library.
Feb. 9: a busy day for slipping, sliding 
Newspapers  Kimberly Fornek, Feb. 9: a busy day for slipping, sliding, "Feb. 9: a busy day for slipping, sliding," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Feb 2010, p. 15  Motorists involved in four crashes on Feb. 9 reported they lost control of their cars.
Van rams shop 
NewspapersImageText  Kimbery Fornek, Van rams shop, "Van rams shop," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Feb 2010, p. 10  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. A van crashed into a Jiffy Lube in Wilmette Tuesday morning without causing serious injury to the employees or customers inside. The driver is expected to recover from a neck injury Photograph damaged door of the Jiffy Lube at 1115 Green Bay Road
Pedestrian struck on Wilmette Avenue 
NewspapersText  "Pedestrian struck on Wilmette Avenue," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 2009, p. 7  Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library A 50-year-old resident of the 2400 block of Pomona Lane walking in the street was struck by an automobile on Wilmette Avenue just west of Ridge Road Dec. 23.
Winnetka woman charged in Kenilworth crash 
NewspapersText  Kimberly Fornek, Winnetka woman charged in Kenilworth crash, "Winnetka woman charged in Kenilworth crash," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Dec 2009, p. 5  Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library The woman who lost control of her car on Ridge Road on Dec. 5 and crashed into a house in Kenilworth has been charged with DUI and other violations. Home owner Jo Anne Rankin still plans to host Christmas dinner for her family.
Two hit-and-runs against driver 
NewspapersText  Kimberly Fornek, Two hit-and-runs against driver, "Two hit-and-runs against driver," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Dec 2009, p. 13  Full-text article available at Wilmette Public Library A 21-year old Skokie man was arrested twice in a week and charged with two different hit-and-run accidents.
Car crashes into Kenilworth home 
NewspapersText  Kimberly Fornek, Car crashes into Kenilworth home, "Car crashes into Kenilworth home," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Dec 2009, 14, 19  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. A car crashed into the home of JoAnne Rankin and her family in the 600 block of Kenilworth Avenue early Saturday morning. The 20-year-old driver had lost control of the car and is currently hospitalized while police continue their investigation.
Kenilworth crash 
NewspapersImageText  "Kenilworth crash," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Dec 2009, p. 5  Photograph of workers trying to free a Saab from the dining room window of a Kenilworth house where it crashed Saturday morning. Story p.14
Truck on crossing damages tracks 
NewspapersText  "Truck on crossing damages tracks," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Aug 2009, p. 11  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. Metra train service in Wilmette was stopped for two hours last week when an auto transport truck got stuck on the railroad crossing at Central Avenue, Wilmette. No injuries were reported
Woman hospitalized after rescue from fiery crash 
NewspapersImageText  Kimberly Fornek, Woman hospitalized after rescue from fiery crash, "Woman hospitalized after rescue from fiery crash," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Mar 2009, p. 5  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. Shanita Bishop-Akintode, 37, of Chicago was pulled from her car by onlookers after an accident Saturday off of Lake Avenue in Wilmette. The car burst into flames and then exploded. She is still recovering in the hospital. Comments by Cindy Swart...
Dog's owners grateful, letter Susan DeVilbiss Schmid, Elizabeth, Anne and Michael Schmidt, WIlmette 
Newspapers  "Dog's owners grateful, letter Susan DeVilbiss Schmid, Elizabeth, Anne and Michael Schmidt, WIlmette," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Dec 2008, 21, 22 
Driver charged with failure to yield in accident 
Newspapers  "Driver charged with failure to yield in accident," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Nov 2008, p. 10  Julia Dell of Wilmette, is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk after a Nov. 18 accident.
Cab strikes parked crane 
Newspapers  Irv Leavitt, Cab strikes parked crane, "Cab strikes parked crane," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Nov 2008, 7, 9  A 303 Taxi driver, Andrey Iliev, 24, of Harwood Heights, was injured in a crash on the exit ramp from the Tri-State tollway to Lake Cook Road when his cab hit a parked crane.
Selctive damage to car drives UFO theorists 
Newspapers  Irv Leavitt, Selctive damage to car drives UFO theorists, "Selctive damage to car drives UFO theorists," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Nov 2008, p. 9  The driver of a car on Lake-Cook Road in Northbrook said she felt only a slight impact in an incident that dented, but did not scratch her car. UFO enthusiasts are looking at the Nov. 4 event, and are planning scientific tests. Comments by Sam Matrano, Illinois director of the Mutual UFO...
Man charged in squad-car crash 
Newspapers  Ken Goze, Man charged in squad-car crash, "Man charged in squad-car crash," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 2008  Minos A. Glykofridis, 22, of Wilmette, was charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle this week following a Sunday crash with a squad car.
Tollway supports reducing Edens spur lanes 
NewspapersImageText  Irv Leavitt, Tollway supports reducing Edens spur lanes, "Tollway supports reducing Edens spur lanes," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jun 2008, p. 7  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. Northbrook Police Chief Mark Nolan wants to cut spur traffic to one lane during Tri-state Tollway and Edens Expressway construction. Eight recent incidents are linked to the construction which the spur connects. Comments by Toll Authority...
No charges yet in Edens accident 
NewspapersText  Irv Leavitt, No charges yet in Edens accident, "No charges yet in Edens accident," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Jun 2008, p. 7  Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. No one has been charged as of Tuesday morning in an accident on the Edens spur Friday that killed one and injured 10, pending a continuing investigation, said state police. Comments by Illinois State Police Sgt. Daniel Moore.
Motorists, village to get reimbursed for tire damage 
Newspapers  Ken Goze, Motorists, village to get reimbursed for tire damage, "Motorists, village to get reimbursed for tire damage," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 May 2008, p. 5  Wilmette officials say a contractor will reimburse the village and motorists for an open construction trench in front of 163 Green Bay Road that disabled six cars April 25. Comments by motorist Barbara Taich of Skokie.
Man freed in death of New Trier grad 
Newspapers  Eric Johnson, Man freed in death of New Trier grad, "Man freed in death of New Trier grad," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 May 2008, 6, 10  Patrick Prosniak, 23, of Chicago who pleaded guilty in the death of Justine Stevens, 22 of Glenview, and Joseph Thomas of Chicago on July 22. Prosniak, driver of the vehicle they were in, hit the divider on the Edens Expressway. He was reported to have been traveling at a high rate of speed. ...
Gratitude to couple, letter Carol A. Meynen, Winnetka 
Newspapers  "Gratitude to couple, letter Carol A. Meynen, Winnetka," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Apr 2008, p. 18 
Another car crashes into shop window 
Newspapers  "Another car crashes into shop window," Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Nov 2007, 10, 13  Margaret Hamilton, 80, of Wilmette, drove over a curb and sidewalk Oct. 29 and crashed her 200 Acura through the window of De Giulio Kitchen Design, 1121 Central Avenue. No one was hurt.

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