Car accident on Harlem stops traffic for 45 minutes

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By Megan Dooley

Staff Reporter

A Chicago woman received multiple citations from the River Forest Police Department after her vehicle collided with a light pole on the 600 block of Harlem Ave. Wednesday afternoon. 

Dorothy Wrencher, 20, of Chicago, was traveling southbound on Harlem when she became distracted by a soda can falling to the floor of her car. She swerved off the road and into the light post. The impact caused the car to flip and land upside down in the road.   

The River Forest police responded to the scene at approximately 3:40 p.m., and Harlem was closed for roughly 45 minutes as a result of the accident. They cited the driver with damaging village property and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Wrencher was transported to Loyola University Hospital after complaining of pain. 

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Neighbor from Oak Park  

Posted: April 18th, 2014 12:12 AM

Dorothy, I hope you weren't seriously injured and that the pain is under control. Pretty traumatic.

Foomer  

Posted: April 17th, 2014 3:17 PM

LOL someone that is not a fan of Dorothy on facebook must have googled her name and decided to post on this story,

David Hammond from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: April 17th, 2014 12:55 PM

Odd. Seem to be a number of necroposts going up for no apparent reason.

Lisa from Oak Park from Oak Park  

Posted: April 17th, 2014 12:52 PM

Could it be that you were actually posting more stupid comments on facebook or that you were just to big for the car and it caused it to flip?

Dorothy from Oak Park  

Posted: February 6th, 2012 7:06 PM

Alot of this isn't even true. You make me sound the stereotyped "female driver". The car was insured and my brakes gave out when I made the right turn.

paul s from elmwood park  

Posted: March 25th, 2011 8:44 PM

WHERE IS THIS LADYS PHOTO SHE CAUSES A MAJOR ACCIDENT WHERE DARLENE IN THE LAST ARTICLE IS ONLY CHARGED WITH MAKING A FALSE REPORT YET A PERSON WHO COULD OF HAVE INJURED SOMEONE HAS NO PHOTO OR ADDRESS OR MAP OF LOCATION OF ACCCUSED CRIME. WHY THE DIFFERENCE IN TREATMENT? YOU STILL HOWEVER ARE SIDING WITH THE POLICE BY WAY ARTICLES ARE WORDED.

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