Two people injured in accident on Countyline Road in Darien
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 24, 2009 - 8:20am
The lack of a turn signal may have been the cause of an accident in Darien on Thursday afternoon that sent two people to the hospital.
Charles V. Kopp, 51, of 2996 Countyline Road, was northbound on Countyline Road when he reportedly slowed to make a left hand turn into a private driveway. Kopp reportedly told Deputy T.G. Wescott that he did
not use a turn signal.
Jeremiah W. Stanek, 20, of 9806 Allegheny Road, Corfu, was also northbound. He told Westcott that he didn't see a turn signal of Kopp's 1995 Chevy pickup.
Stanek reportedly struck Kopp's vehicle from behind causing it to travel off the west side of the roadway, where it left the pavement and struck a tree.
Stanek reportedly suffered an injury to his lower leg and was transported to UMMC.
A passenger in Stanek's 1998 Chevy pickup, 23-year-old Jeremy M. Kasprzyk, was also taken to UMMC with a possible chest injury.
The accident occurred about 4:12 p.m. yesterday.