CHICAGO (CBS) – A Glenwood man is charged after crashing into two vehicles, including an IDOT truck, early Sunday morning.
Illinois State Police said around 5:32 a.m., officers investigated a three-vehicle crash on southbound I-94 near 47th Street that involved an Emergency Traffic Patrol (ETP) truck. ) from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
The truck was stopped with its hazard lights activated to control traffic from an earlier crash in lane three, ISP said.
During this time, a white Chevrolet pickup was slowing down the IDOT pickup in lane two when a maroon Chevrolet SUV driving behind struck the rear of the white Chevrolet, causing the driver to run off the road and crash. against a concrete median.
The maroon Chevrolet continued to travel south, failed to yield to the parked emergency vehicle and struck the rear of the IDOT truck. The drivers of the IDOT truck and the maroon Chevrolet were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the IDOT truck was uninjured.
The driver and passenger of the white Chevrolet pickup were also not injured. according to ISP.
The driver of the maroon Chevrolet SUV, Khalfani J. Faulkner, 31, of Glenwood, IL, was charged with Scott’s Law: improperly passing an emergency vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use, operating a uninsured motor vehicle, and failing to slow down to avoid an accident.
The ISP reminds the public of the requirements of Scott’s Law, also known as the “Move Over” law. When approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle with activated hazard or hazard lights, drivers should slow down and move.