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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.

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