Bail set for man in Palos Park crash
By Steve Metsch email@example.com August 14, 2012 10:18PM
Updated: September 16, 2012 6:22AM
Bail was set at $10,000 Tuesday for the 26-year-old Bridgeview man involved in a two-vehicle crash early Monday that sent four Chicago men to two hospitals, Palos Park police said.
Scott Staniszewski, of the 9200 block of Pembroke Lane, was eastbound on 123rd Street when he ran a red light at LaGrange Road and broadsided a northbound vehicle about 2 a.m. Monday, Police Chief Joe Miller said.
The driver of the northbound car suffered eight broken ribs and a collapsed lung, Miller said. Three other men in the car were injured, one with a broken collarbone, Miller said.
“He’s very lucky because someone could have been killed in the accident.” Miller said of Staniszewski.
The force of the crash pushed the northbound car into the sign outside Hackney’s Restaurant at the northeast corner of the intersection. The sign did not fall over, but a huge dent is visible at the base.
Staniszewski was not injured in the accident.
“We don’t know how fast he was driving. He said he had been at a friend’s in Lemont,” Miller said.
Staniszewski has been charged with drunken driving, disobeying a traffic signal and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Miller said.