“Not a great way to start the holiday weekend,” said Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber this afternoon, after his son John was involved in a rollover accident in the 2500 block of Central Park Avenue.

 “Not a great way to start the holiday weekend,” said Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber this afternoon, after his son John was involved in a rollover accident in the 2500 block of Central Park Avenue.

The chief said his son, who was not injured in the wreck, was apparently driving west on Harrison Street and lost control of the car, a blue Mazda, as he was rounding the corner onto Central Park in front of Northminster Presbyterian Church.

The car jumped the curb, struck a huge tree in the parkway in front of the church and ended up on its side in the street.

Drivers from North Shore Towing pushed the vehicle back onto its wheels before hauling it away from the scene.

Chief Klaiber, center, waves to other firefighters as fire trucks prepare to leave the accident scene.

The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. It blocked traffic on Central Park for about a half hour.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

Leave a comment

The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.

Your email address will not be published.