Friday, November 23, 2012
High wind speeds may have caused the tree to fall.
A large tree fell on a car carrying a family of six Friday morning, injuring two people, police said. A Ford Freestyle was traveling northbound on 16th Street at approximately 10:55 a.m., when a large tree fell and struck the vehicle as it approached the stop sign at Wilmette Avenue. The Wilmette Fire Department had to extricate one person from the vehicle by cutting the door and raising the tree with a jack. Two adults were reportedly taken to Evanston Hospital. “Both were alert and talking when they went,” Wilmette Police Sgt. Daniel Walsh said. Police said the tree fell from the southwest corner of the intersection. It is unclear what caused the tree to drop, but Walsh said weather conditions were “pretty windy”. The car and debris from…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Leon Goldberg, 84, died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle outside Niles North High School. Friends say he would often speak to students about the atrocities he experienced as a survivor of the Holocaust.
Leon Goldberg, the 84-year-old man who was struck and killed by a vehicle outside Niles North High School on Tuesday, was also a Holocaust survivor, according to close friend Sharon Perlman. Perlman said Goldberg was placed in a number of concentration camps during WW II. He was also recently honored at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. "He would often speak to students and educate them about the atrocities he experienced," Perlman said. "I knew Mr. Goldberg for nearly 40 years." Perlman added that she was very close with his daughter, Lila. Goldberg was killed after a traffic crash at Lawler Avenue and Grant Street after a vehicle struck Goldberg as he was walking eastbound across Lawler Avenue, in front of …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Two cars were towed and one person was transported to a local hospital for none life threatening injuries.
Three cars were involved in an accident at the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Skokie Boulevard around 4 p.m. Monday. “The witness indicated that somebody had ran a red light,” said Police Chief Brian King. Two cars were towed from the scene and one person was transported to a local hospital for none-life threatening injuries, according to King. As of 5 p.m. traffic is open again at the intersection. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Monday, April 9, 2012
One driver was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The Wilmette Police and Fire Department are currently responding to a head-on collision that sent one driver to Evanston Hospital. Police Chief Brian King said the two-car accident at Sheridan and Ashland Avenue was called in at 2:55 p.m. Monday. The fire department treated one driver for minor injuries at the scene and transported another with non-life threatening injuries. Both vehicles will need to be towed. Sheridan Road is currently closed between Westerfield Drive and Greenwood Avenue, though King said he expects the road to be open by 3:45 p.m. As of 3:30 p.m. the cause of the accident was not known and no charges or arrests had been made, King said.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Steven G. Lustig, 53, was arrested for causing an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.
A 63-year-old Niles woman was critically injured when her car was struck by a drunk driver Thursday evening. According to the police report, Steven G. Lustig, 53, of Wilmette was driving southbound on West Frontage Road when he ran a stop sign and smashed into the passenger side of a 2010 red Toyota Camry, which was traveling westbound on Winnetka Road. The Camry flipped on its side, and the driver-side wheels were snapped off their axles when they impacted the curb. The Northfield Police Department is not releasing the victim's name at this time. Both drivers were transported to Evanston Hospital. LAST WEEK: Naked Winnetkan Arrested at Howard CTA Station Police said they could smell the odor of alcohol on Lustig and that he told them he …