A McHenry County man has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident stemming from a crash authorities said he caused Monday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Schaumburg.
Adiel Jaime, 55, of Algonquin, was ordered held on $10,000 bond and will be prohibited from driving except for work. He has been released on bail, according to an Illinois State Police news release.
Prosecutors said he was driving on I-90 at 4:14 p.m. Monday when he tried to merge into the right lane, where another vehicle was traveling.
Authorities said Jaime made an insulting gesture to the other driver, who subsequently merged into the left lane. Jaime then drove in front of that driver and slammed on his brakes, prosecutors said. The other driver’s car crashed into Jaime’s vehicle before it was T-boned by a different vehicle, prosecutors said.
The driver suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung and was taken to Ascension St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
Authorities said Jaime neither stopped nor called 911 after the collision. He is scheduled to return to court Feb. 17.