Four-Car Accident In Oak Brook Leads To One Fatality And Various Injured

There was a fatal Oak Brook four-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, November 30, 2017.  Preliminary investigation results indicate that a pickup truck ran a red light, thus causing a collision.  As seen in many Illinois accidents in which a vehicle runs a red light, a serious accident occurred involving one fatality and others being injured.

According to information provided by the Oak Brook Police Department, the accident happened at Midwest Road and 22nd Street in Oak Brook.

An excerpt from the November 30, 2017 The Doings article (with accident scene photo) titled “Glen Ellyn man killed in four-vehicle crash in Oak Brook“:

Chen Tien had no passengers in his silver Toyota Prius when he was struck at 1:24 p.m. by a red Chevrolet truck driven by a 53-year-old Park Forest man, according to Oak Brook police.

The truck was headed north on Midwest Road and went through a red light at 22nd Street, said Oak Brook officer Garrett Wolf. The truck struck the Prius, along with a Ford Taurus with two Chicago residents inside, and a gray Lexus, driven by a Hinsdale man.

At the time of the crash, the vehicles hit by the pickup truck were westbound on 22nd Street and in the intersection.  The pickup truck was heading north on Midwest Road and was reported to be driven in an erratic fashion.

Tien, 84, of Glen Ellyn, was pronounced dead after being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Also hospitalized with accident injuries were the driver of the Chevrolet truck and the two people in the Ford Taurus.  The driver in the Lexus refused medical attention.

This fatal DuPage County accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 30 Lisle Patch article titled “Glen Ellyn Man Killed In Car Crash.”

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