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5 people injured, including 3 children, after a car jumps the median on the Illinois Avenue Bridge and crashes into another car in west Aurora.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:25am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014

Man Charged With DUI After 5 Hurt In Aurora Crash.

A west suburban man is facing a litany of charges for allegedly being intoxicated when he caused a crash that left five people injured Monday night in Aurora.

5 hurt in crash on Aurora bridge.

Five people were injured in a crash on the Illinois Avenue Bridge in west suburban Aurora Monday night.

Five people were injured in a crash on the Illinois Avenue Bridge in west suburban Aurora Monday night.

The crash occurred about 8:19 p.m. on the bridge between state routes 31 and 25, a city spokesman said in a statement.

A Cadillac was headed east on the bridge just east of Route 31 when it was involved in a "minor accident," an offical said. The driver, later identified as Roy R. Lightfoot, 39, then fled the scene of the crash eastbound along the bridge, lost control, jumped the median and crashed into a Chevy Avevo in the westbound lanes.

The driver of the Cadillac and the occupants of the Chevy - a woman and three children - were all taken to an Aurora hospital, according to Ferrelli.

Everyone involved in the crash is expected to survive. DUI charges are pending in relation to the crash, an official said.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Roy R. Lightfoot
City: 
Aurora, IL

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