Elderly Evanston driver crashes car off Sheridan Road

Nora Shelly, City Editor

A 93-year-old Evanston woman was taken to the hospital today after getting into a car accident on Sheridan Road just before noon but sustained no life-threatening injuries.

The woman was driving northbound on Sheridan Road. As she approached the curve in the road near Sheridan Place, she hit a guardrail, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The car spun and hit a tree before coming to rest facing east in a residence’s lawn.

The woman was taken to Evanston Hospital. Dugan said the woman could not recall what happened during the accident.

Officers issued the woman three tickets for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to produce proof of insurance and damage to city property.

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