Chicago man charged with DUI in Long Grove crash

Updated 9/11/2012 1:04 PM

A Chicago man faces a driving under the influence charge after authorities say his SUV collided with a motorcycle in Long Grove Monday night, causing life-threatening injuries to the motorcycle's driver.

Joseph Cardinale, 43, of the 11000 block of South Sawyer in Chicago, also was cited for failure to yield in connection with the crash, which occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on Old Route 53 at Robert Parker Coffin Road, authorities said.


The motorcycle's driver, Anthony Brust, 21, of Buffalo Grove, was found at the scene unconscious and unresponsive on the side of the road, officials said. He was treated by paramedics and then taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Authorities said Cardinale was making a left turn in a GMC Arcadia onto eastbound Route 53 from southbound Robert Parker Coffin Road when he hit Brust, who was traveling westbound on Route 53.

Cardinale was not injured in the crash. He is free after posting $3,000 bond.

Long Grove fire officials remained at the scene along with members of the Lake County sheriff department's accident investigation unit until about 10:50 p.m. Fire officials said Old Route 53 was shut down to one lane while police investigated.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

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