Evanston police say two people were hospitalized at St. Francis after their car was involved in a rollover accident about 3:45 this afternoon in the 2400 block of Oakton Street.

Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the driver of a grey minivan heading west on Oakton turned left and struck a red Cadillac heading eastbound and then flipped over.


The two people in the grey car were taken to the hospital after reporting back, leg and neck pain. The driver, a 23-year-old man from Chicago, was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn. His passenger was a 23-year-old Evanston woman.

The driver of the Cadillac wasn’t injured.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Oakton Accident
    People drive like they are cowboys in a rodeo on our street. Oakton residents complain all the time and it gets us exactly zero traction. One of our alderman has visited over here and checked the situation for himself and he recognizes this street is a serious issue. He actually saw someone trying to cross and almost get hit by a car while he was here. Unfortunately, another of our alderman doesn’t want to do anything to help smooth out the the traffic on the highway that Oakton Street has become. She says she avoids Oakton when she is on her way home because of how bad it is, and yet she doesn’t want to do anything to ameliorate the issue. MANY of Oakton’s residents do not take our own street because we get hassled when trying to obey the speed laws. It is far easier for me to use Main Street and then cut down Dewey to get to my home. Unfortunately, this behavior that is being allowed on Oakton is spilling over to ALL of Evanston’s SW streets. They are treated like highways with people traveling through from Chicago at high rates of speed. We need our traffic division to recognize this is a highly populated area with MANY parks and schools. We need some type of sanity brought back to the streets. 40 MPH is not a safe speed for motorists to be traveling, but they do so on a regular basis. I’m thinking we should do something similar to what Skokie is doing and beautify our artery streets with planters and plantings. This might help quite a bit!

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