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Driver Crashes into Funeral Procession, Two Taken to Hospital

Traffic was rerouted Friday morning after a four-car accident at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 15 at the intersection of Lake-Cook and Buffalo Grove roads.

Two people were hospitalized and roads were shut down Friday morning (Feb. 15) after a driver collided with a funeral procession at the intersection of Lake-Cook and Buffalo Grove roads.

A man driving a Honda CRV, heading north on Buffalo Grove Road, crashed into a Toyota Camry that was in the middle of a funeral procession headed west on Lake-Cook Road, Buffalo Grove Police Cpl. Tom Dattilo said. 

“After those two collided, the CRV continued north and collided with two cards stopped in traffic, going southbound,” Dattilo said.

A passenger in the Honda CRV and one of the drivers stopped on southbound Buffalo Grove Road were transported to Northwest Community Hospital, he said. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, he said.

Buffalo Grove police shut down westbound Lake-Cook and southbound Buffalo Grove Road from about 11:15 to 11:50 a.m. “All four of the cars were towed due to damage,” Dattilo said.

The driver of the Honda CRV was ticketed for interfering with a funeral procession, Dattilo said.

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John L February 16, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Used to be that funeral processions were easy to spot by the headlights being on. Now that many vehicles have daytime-running-lamps, it is harder.
J February 17, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Good point. I was part of a procession recently, and we were asked to put on our doublepark blinkers and they put an orange flag on each car to make it clear that we were part of the procession. However, even so, every car needed to drive defensively since the "rest of the world" is so self absorbed in speeding through yellow lights and talking on the phone that there were several instances where there could have been accidents. People have to really pay attention to who is around they. Noone 'owns' the road but they think they do..
Joseph Patterson February 21, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Honda CRV driver text: "OMG they aren't stopping for me on may way to get my naild done! aaaaaaaah"

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