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2 Charged in Edens Expressway Crashes

Two separate car crashes happened near the same exit on Chicago’s Edens Expressway. The first car crash occurred after a man sparked a three-car crash by driving in the wrong direction on the Edens, just south of Peterson Avenue. About 1 ½ hours later, a man apparently feel asleep behind the wheel and smashed into a state trooper’s vehicle. The first man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after he allegedly drove south in the northbound lanes of the Edens which caused a Honda to swerve into a ditch. The man also hit the front of a Toyota. Although there were no reports of major personal injuries, two of the drivers were hospitalized with personal injuries. Later, a man reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and smashed into a State Police trooper’s vehicle. The trooper’s car was blocking one of the northbound lanes just north of Peterson when the car accident occurred. The man was cited for failure to yield, improper lane usage and violating Scott’s Law, which calls for a fine of up to $10,000 for motorists who don’t drive cautiously around parked police cruisers, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles with activated lights. To read the full story, click here.