Breaking News Bar
posted: 4/27/2012 11:46 AM

Two girls suffer minor injuries in Vernon Hills crash

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

Two schoolchildren suffered minor injuries after they were struck by a minivan that had lurched out of control following an accident at Route 60 and Aspen Drive, authorities said.

The girls were waiting to cross Route 60 near Hawthorn Townline Elementary School at Aspen at 2:20 p.m. Thursday when a 49-year-old male driver of a van heading west on Route 60 went through the stop light and crashed into an eastbound van, Vernon Hills Police Officer Sharon Joseph said.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The westbound van, driven by Daniel Broustis of Libertyville, hit the eastbound van as it was turning left onto Aspen Drive, Joseph said.

The westbound van then careened forward, drove over the curb and hit the two 11-year-olds, Joseph said.

One girl was treated at the scene and released, Joseph said, but the second girl was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and treated for nonlife threatening injuries. She was released later Thursday.

A 61-year-old female passenger in the eastbound van was also taken to Condell for nonlife threatening injuries.

Neither driver was injured in the crash.

Westbound Route 60 was closed for about 20 minutes following the accident, Joseph said.

Broustis was cited for disobeying a traffic control device and speeding, she said.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.