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posted: 9/14/2012 6:19 PM

Speeding teen injures two in Carpentersville

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  • Ramon Mendoza

    Ramon Mendoza


A 17-year-old Carpentersville teen driving at 20 mph over the speed limit was charged with felony reckless driving after he lost control of his vehicle and injured two pedestrians, police say.

Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Tim Bosshart said Ramon Mendoza, of the 1600 block of Seminole Lane, was driving a 1993 Pontiac Firebird east on Chippewa Circle near Papoose Road at 2:13 p.m. Thursday when he tried to overtake a friend in another vehicle. Mendoza crashed into two parked vehicles that were then pushed into a 53-year-old woman and an 8-year-old boy. The woman and the boy were taken to Sherman Hospital with nonlife threatening injuries, police said.

The crash happened near Sunny Hill Elementary School.

Mendoza, who was not injured in the crash, told police he was traveling between 20 and 25 mph over the posted 25 mph speed limit.

Mendoza posted 10 percent of the $15,000 bail and was released Friday. He is due in court at the Kane County Judicial Center at 9 a.m. Sept. 21.

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