Naperville Four-Car Crash At 75th Street and Naper Boulevard

There was a Naperville four-car crash on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019) after which a driver was charged with DUI.

According to Naperville Police, this Naperville four-car crash happened at 75th Street and Naper Boulevard, and resulted in three people being injured.

An excerpt regarding this DuPage County crash, from the January 3, 2019 Naperville Sun article titled “Woman charged with DUI in 4-car pileup that injured 3 people: Naperville police“:

The preliminary investigation indicates Sara A. Ricker, 49, of the 5300 block of Newport Street, was driving a blue Nissan SUV at a high rate of speed about 5:20 p.m. Jan. 1 when she hit a vehicle stopped for a red light, causing a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles, police said.

Three people were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries. Their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature. One driver declined medical attention.

Another excerpt regarding the crash, from the Naperville Patch article of January 6, titled “DUI for Lisle Woman Accused Of Causing 4-Car Pileup in Naperville“:

Police charged Ricker with driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations in connection with theĀ four-car crash. She was taken into custody and later released on bond.

Additional details regarding this Naperville four-car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including those mentioned above.

On this site, accidents in which DUI charges have been applied are seen in posts in the “DuPage County DUI” category. As seen in those posts, these crashes have resulted in many serious injuries and some fatalities. While there have been many efforts made to reduce drunk driving, crashes caused by drunk driving continues to be a significant if not substantial traffic safety problem. In addition to this type of impaired driving, there is also the growing threat of driving while drug impaired, which is further discussed on the “Vehicle Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.

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