JOHNSBURG – The driver in a three-vehicle wreck that sent two people to the hospital Saturday afternoon was under the influence of alcohol, Johnsburg police said.
Luis A. Rosalio, 34, of Carpentersville, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, disobeying a stop sign and endangering the life of a child.
Johnsburg police and the McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to the accident at 5:19 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of McCullom Lake and Ringwood roads.
Rosalio was eastbound on McCullom Lake Road when he ran the stop sign at the Ringwood Road intersection, hitting a car driven by Lori Lee Sciarrone, 35, of Wonder Lake, who was attempting to make a lefthand turn from Ringwood Road onto McCullom Lake, Sgt. Mike Vollmer said.
The car was pushed off the road into the house at the southeast corner of the intersection, 3502 Ringwood Road, he said.
The car caused minor damage to the porch, Battalion Chief Mike Majercik said.
Rosalio’s car then hit a third car driven by Storm A. Melnick, 21, of McHenry, that was stopped at the intersection, facing west on McCullom Lake Road, Vollmer said.
Sciarrone was taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry with a head injury, and Melnick was taken to the same hospital with neck, back and knee pain, Majercik said.
They had not been released from the hospital as of 10 p.m. Saturday.
Rosalio and the two children in his car were not hurt.
The accident remains under investigation, Vollmer said.
– Emily K. Coleman