An Oak Lawn woman was following an ambulance that contained her child inside as it rushed on Kostner toward Christ Hospital.
When the car crossed the intersection at 96th Street, another car struck it on the side causing the Oak Lawn woman’s car end up on the grass just north of the intersection.
One witness said that she had stopped and yielded for the ambulance. She said the ambulance did clear the intersection but then she heard a loud sound of the accident between the cars. Another witness looked out the window to see the remnants of the crash but not the actual collision.
The Oak Lawn woman said she was hit while in the intersection on the right side of her vehicle, a Lincoln.
The driver of the other car, Marc Loiseau, was unable to describe the direction he was traveling according to the police, who surmised that the Mitsubishi driven by Loiseau had to be traveling westbound despite Loiseau’s assertion that they were traveling eastbound. An Oak Lawn man traveling with Loiseau also didn’t know which way they were traveling. The police alleged that they smelled alcohol on Loiseau’s breath as he spoke. According to the police, he also slurred his speech as he answered questions. Despite those issues, Loiseau said that he did not have any alcohol to drink.
The officer conducted field sobriety tests on Loiseau and a preliminary breath test, which allegedly showed a blood alcohol level of .141
A search of Loiseau’s car allegedly found three pills in a plastic bag. When questioned, Loiseau allegedly told the police that the pills were Adderall from a prescription. He was allowed to call both his girlfriend and father to produce the prescription bottle but neither could locate it. Loiseau then allegedly told the police he threw the bottle out.
The police department’s preliminary review found that the pills were Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine, a schedule 2 narcotic.
Loiseau, a 31 year old black male with a Park Forest address, was charged with Driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, and cited for failure to yield, damage to village property, failure to reduce speed, and not having insurance.