Gerardo Mendoza

Gerardo Mendoza booking photo (Kendall County Jail photo)

A 62 year-old Plano man is charged with DUI after he is accused of causing a chain reaction rear-end crash while cars were waiting at a railroad crossing in Yorkville on Thursday.

Yorkville Police say 62 year-old Gerardo Mendoza of Tamaira St. in Plano was headed south on Kennedy Rd. near Bailey Rd. around 9:01 p.m. when he struck a vehicle from behind that was sitting at the crossing waiting for a train to pass.

That vehicle, being operated by a 35 year-old Bristol man, was pushed into a vehicle being operated by a 37 year-old Plano man.

Neither of the other drivers were injured, nor were two passengers in the 37 year-old Plano man's car.

Police say Mendoza complained of shoulder pain but was not hospitalized. He was arrested for DUI and was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

Mendoza was then transported to the Kendall County Jail for booking procedures. His vehicle and the Bristol man's vehicle were towed from the scene.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.