Update: Kirk-Fabyan Crash Caused By Left Turn On Yellow
One person was sent to the hospital and two cars had to be towed. Here's what happened.
A 60-year-old Aurora woman received a written warning after Thursday's crash at Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway during morning rush hour, police said.
The warning was for failure to yield while turning left, according to a Geneva police crash report. The incident occurred at 6:09 a.m. at the intersection of Kirk and Fabyan.
The woman's green 2008 Nissan Altima collided with a gold 1990 Subaru Legacy. The woman was transported to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. The driver of the Subaru, a 28-year-old St. Charles man, declined hospital transport.
The two cars each sustained front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene. There was over $1,500 of damage to any one person's vehicle or property, the crash report said.
Batavia and Geneva police officers initially responded to this crash.
The Aurora woman was driving northbound on Kirk Road, approaching the intersection of East Fabyan Parkway. She entered the left-turn lane to head west on Fabyan Parkway. The St. Charles man was southbound on Kirk Road in the westernmost lane approaching Fabyan Parkway.
The intersection's traffic signal turned yellow for north/south traffic. The woman thought she had time to complete her turn, the report said. As she entered the intersection and turned left, her Altima collided with the Legacy.
The St. Charles man also said the traffic signal had turned yellow when he entered the intersection. The woman began turning left and the man was unable to avoid the collision, striking her Altima.
Traffic Problems Grow
The Kirk-Fabyan intersection was closed for about 80 minutes, creating a serious traffic jam in the area. The backup caused problems for an east-side Geneva neighborhood, resident Cassandra Lakeland said.
"Because of this accident cars were heading north on Rt. 25 and taking Chalmers St. which curves around in to Kansas St. and taking Kansas to State Street," she posted in a comment on the first crash story. "Apparently these people assume that taking neighborhood streets and driving at high rates of speed are just fine. A friend of mine watched car after car fly down her street. She had to walk her son to the bus stop so he wouldn't be hit by the traffic."
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