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Breaking News: Bridgeview man charged in fatal accident in Orland Park

By Bob Bong

A Bridgeview man was charged Thursday with reckless homicide

and additional charges in the January 23 crash in Orland Park that claimed the

life of a 5-year-old girl.

Orland Park police arrested Ahmad Alzobi, 56, of 7758 W. 79thSt., after a lengthy investigation into the crash at 151st Street

and Harlem Avenue that took the life of Evelyn Thomas and injured her

6-year-old sister Sylvi and father.

Police said Alzobi was driving a GMC Yukon Denali 63 mph in

a 45-mph zone about 9:30 p.m. in snowy conditions and the roadway was covered

in snow, ice and water. Police said he proceeded through a solid red light and

struck an SUV carrying the Thomas girls and their father.

Police said Alzobi was charged with reckless homicide, a

Class 3 felony, aggravated reckless driving, a Class 4 felony, and driving without

insurance, a Class A misdemeanor.

He was to appear in bond court on Friday, but no information

was available.

Orland Fire

Protection District officials at the time said that both vehicles were large

passenger SUVs. One was being driven southbound on Harlem Avenue by a father

and his two teenage daughters, and the other was driven by a father and his two

young daughters.Ê

According to reports, the SUV

heading south on Harlem hit the side of an SUV carrying the sisters that was

trying to turn left onto 151st Street. The impact sent the SUV into asnowplowthat was stopped at the

intersection.Ê

The door of the vehicle that was

turning was torn off. Firefighters at the scene reported that the vehicle that

had been struck also had a small fire as a result of the accident that was

quickly extinguished.

Paramedics said the damage was

extensive to both vehicles.Ê

Evelyn was taken to Advocate

Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after paramedics tried for more than 40

minutes to revive her. Evelyn’s father and 6-year-old sister, Sylvi, were also

taken to Christ where they were initially treated and transferred to another hospital

for specialized medical care. The driver of the other SUV suffered minor

injuries.

All passengers were wearing seat

belts and the young girls were properly belted in booster seats at the time of

the accident, a spokesman for the Orland Fire District said.

The driver of theÊsnowplowÊand a thirdvehicle

stopped to help until paramedics arrived.

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