David L. McFadden Jr. | photo from Orland Park police

Woman critically injured, man charged after Orland Park DUI crash

SHARE Woman critically injured, man charged after Orland Park DUI crash
SHARE Woman critically injured, man charged after Orland Park DUI crash

A southwest suburban man was drunk when he ran a red light and crashed into another car Sunday in Orland Park, critically injuring a woman on her way home from work, according to police.

David L. McFadden Jr., 21, was driving a 2004 Lexus LX470 SUV westbound on 159th Street when he ran the red light at Harlem Avenue about 2:35 a.m., Orland Park police said.

His SUV hit the driver’s side of a Dodge Neon that was southbound on Harlem and had the green light, a statement from police said.

The force of the crash pushed the Dodge into the parking lot of a nearby Portillo’s restaurant. The 32-year-old Tinley Park woman driving the car had to be cut out of the wreckage, police said.

She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she remains in critical condition, police said. She was driving home from work at the time.

McFadden was not injured, and admitted to police that he had been drinking before the crash, according to police.

He was charged with aggravated DUI, a class 4 felony; and cited for disobeying a traffic control signal and failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash, police said.

McFadden, of the 15500 block of Mallard Lane in Homer Glen, was ordered held on a $300,000 bond at a hearing Tuesday at the Bridgeview courthouse, police said. He is next scheduled to appear in court Feb. 17.

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