Dolton man charged after South Side Red Line station crash
Sun-Times Media Wire May 15, 2012 3:18AM
Updated: May 16, 2012 4:49PM
A man has been charged with DUI after he hit multiple cars and a pedestrian and then crashed into a Red Line station Sunday night.
Charles Bowden, 61, of the 148 block of Grant Street in Dolton, was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, among other charges, according to Master Sgt. Juan Valenzuela.
Bowden, driving a red Chevy pickup truck, allegedly sideswiped a Mercedes-Benz while driving on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 115th Street, Valenzuela said.
Bowden did not stop after the accident, then exited the highway at 87th Street and collided with a Jeep Liberty before driving onto the sidewalk at the 87th Street Red Line Station entrance and striking a woman about 9 p.m., according to Valenzuela.
The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was treated and released, Valenzuela said.
Bowden was not seriously injured, according to Valenzuela.
CTA spokesman Brian Steele said the vehicle “made contact” with glass double doors at the auxiliary entrance, which is located on the north side of 87th Street across from the station’s main entrance.
The station remained open, and service on the Red Line was not affected, Steele said.