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Women hurt in wrong-way crash in Niles: police

By Jonathan Bullington, Chicago Tribune
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

Feb. 03--A Glenview woman who driving the wrong way along Harlem Avenue was hospitalized Sunday after her car hit another vehicle head-on in Niles, authorities said.

The woman, 29, was in a four-door, 1997 Buick, driving south in the northbound lanes of Harlem Avenue at about 12:45 p.m., according to Niles police.

As her car approached the 6700 block of Harlem, a 2012 Ford SUV carrying three women and traveling north tried to change lanes to avoid the woman, police said.

The woman also tried to change lanes and the two vehicles collided head-on, police said.

The woman was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Officers have not been able to interview her due to her injuries, Niles police Sgt. Robert Tornabene said, but police do not suspect that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

In the Ford SUV, two Northfield women, ages 60 and 54, and an 83-year-old Skokie woman were all taken to Resurrection Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.

The Glenview woman has been cited for improper lane usage, not having proof of auto insurance and not possessing her driver's license, police said.

Niles police are still investigating the incident.

jbullington@tribune.com

Twitter: @jbtribune

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