delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a jury trial, defendant James House was convicted of reckless homicide (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1985, ch. 38, par. 9 — 3(a)) and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. On appeal, defendant argues that: (1) the State’s evidence was insufficient to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt; (2) the trial court committed reversible error when it excluded defendant’s proffered evidence regarding his reputation for truth and veracity, and his reputation for lack of recklessness; (3) the jury instructions given by the trial court were reversible error; (4) the trial court’s remarks during the course of the trial created a prejudicial atmosphere that deprived defendant of a fair trial; and (5) the sentence imposed by the trial court was excessive. We affirm.
Defendant was convicted for driving a vehicle on a public street in the City of Chicago in such a reckless manner that he struck and killed Tina Abdullah (Abdullah) on December 10, 1985. Evidence presented at trial established that on the date of the incident, defendant was driving his automobile northwest on South Chicago Avenue. He stopped at a red light, at the well-lit intersection of 79th Street, Stony Island Avenue, and South Chicago Avenue, in the lane of traffic designated for left-hand turns only. It was approximately 6:30 p.m., the weather was foggy and rainy, and the area was congested with pedestrian and vehicular traffic. As the light at the intersection turned green, defendant did not make a left-hand turn, but proceeded directly into the intersection and cut in front of the vehicle which had been stopped to his right at the intersection. This vehicle was being driven by Gilberto Alvarez (Alvarez), who testified at trial that defendant drove at an excessive rate of speed into the intersection and cut in front of Alvarez’ car in order to drive in Alvarez’ lane of traffic. Alvarez testified that as defendant cut in front of him, Alvarez saw “a body in the air.” Alvarez followed defendant’s car as defendant sped down South Chicago Avenue, obtained the vehicle’s license plate number, and then returned to the scene, where he gave the license plate number to Chicago police officers.
Defendant testified at trial that he did not recall being in the left-hand turn lane at the intersection shortly before the incident. He testified that he drove at a normal rate of speed directly across the intersection in his own lane of traffic and that, as he reached the end of the intersection, he “heard a loud.thump” but saw nothing. Defendant stated that he believed that someone had thrown something at his car, since the immediate area was a gang hangout. Defendant continued to his intended destination and was arrested when he returned *1020home approximately five hours later. According to defendant, it was at this time that defendant learned he had hit a pedestrian, Abdullah, who had been standing near the corner.
The medical examiner testified at trial that Abdullah died of multiple injuries by vehicular homicide. An evidence technician who examined defendant’s vehicle testified that there was damage to the fender, bumper, and windshield on the driver’s side of the car. Hair samples were removed from the fractured windshield. It was established at trial that the hair could have come from the victim and that glass in the victim’s clothing matched the glass from the windshield of defendant’s vehicle.
Based upon this evidence, defendant was convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. He now appeals.
Defendant argues first that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of reckless homicide. We disagree. “A person commits reckless homicide if he kills a person while driving a motor vehicle and the acts which caused death are such as are likely to cause death or great bodily harm to some individual and are performed recklessly.” (People v. Bonzi (1978), 65 Ill. App. 3d 927, 931, 382 N.E.2d 1300.) “A person is reckless *** when he consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow *** and such disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.” (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1985, ch. 38, par. 4 — 6.) Recklessness is inferred from all the facts and surrounding circumstances provided by the record. (People v. Dunnegan (1987), 151 Ill. App. 3d 973, 982, 503 N.E.2d 823.) In reviewing the jury’s verdict, the evidence of record must be considered in the light most favorable to the State. People v. Pintos (1989), 133 Ill. 2d 286.
Upon a proper review of the evidence and its reasonable inferences in a light most favorable to the State, we find the evidence sufficient to prove defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of reckless homicide. The record shows that defendant stopped at a red light in a left-hand turn lane of a well-lit, busy intersection congested with cars and pedestrians at approximately 6:30 p.m. under wet and foggy conditions. As the light turned green, defendant accelerated his car to an excessive rate of speed, attempted to change lanes rather than make a left-hand turn, and ran into the victim with such force and violence that her head fractured his windshield and left fragments of hair and skin. Defendant, allegedly thinking that “something” had *1021hit his car, sped off. Courts of review faced with similar facts have not hesitated to affirm a conviction of reckless homicide on the ground that such circumstances were sufficient to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. (See, e.g., People v. Griffith (1978), 56 Ill. App. 3d 747, 372 N.E.2d 404.) We find nothing distinguishable in the instant cause to reach a conclusion contrary to this precedent.
Defendant also contends that he should receive a new trial because the trial court erroneously prevented him from introducing reputation or character testimony to be given by his parish priest and employer. Defendant advances two grounds for the admissibility of reputation testimony on his behalf. First, defendant contends that his credibility, and therefore his reputation for truth and veracity, was put in issue by the State because the State presented evidence inconsistent with defendant’s trial testimony and argued that the State’s evidence should be believed by the jury. However, the record shows that the State never directly attacked the veracity of the testimony given by defendant at trial. The circumstance that defendant’s testimony introduced in his own behalf, regarding the events which were the basis for his being charged with reckless homicide, differed from the testimony presented by the State’s witnesses did not, in and of itself, justify reception into evidence of testimony regarding defendant’s reputation for truth and veracity. (People v. Griffith (1978), 56 Ill. App. 3d 747, 756, 372 N.E.2d 404.) In addition, Illinois law is well established that defendant’s reputation for truth and veracity has no bearing on any character trait involved in the offense of reckless homicide. (Griffith, 56 Ill. App. 3d at 756; see also People v. Doll (1984), 126 Ill. App. 3d 495, 501-02, 467 N.E.2d 335.) As a result, the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it excluded testimony offered by defendant regarding his good reputation for truth and veracity.
Defendant also maintains that his reputation for not acting in a reckless manner was an essential element of his defense to the charge of reckless homicide. However, the record shows defendant has waived the argument that the trial court abused its discretion in refusing to allow testimony regarding defendant’s reputation for lack of recklessness. The trial transcript shows that, during the State’s presentation of its case in chief, defendant initially informed the court that he wished to present reputation testimony regarding (1) his lack of recklessness and (2) his truth and veracity. The court responded that this evidence was inadmissible, because defendant’s reputation for truth and veracity was not an issue in the charges for which he was being tried. The court also informed defendant that it would mod*1022ify this ruling if defendant could present case law to support his position.
Thereafter, when defendant renewed his claim that he should be permitted to present reputation testimony, defendant argued only that he wished to present testimony regarding his reputation for truth and veracity. The court again stated its view that such evidence was inadmissible because defendant’s reputation for truth and veracity was not an issue in the State’s charges against him. Defense counsel then suggested that defendant’s credibility would be placed in issue, because defendant intended to testify in his own behalf to circumstances and events surrounding the accident that were materially different than those recited by the State’s eyewitness. The court found this an insufficient basis to permit reputation testimony on defendant’s behalf regarding his truth and veracity.
The defendant’s attorney then stated that he would make an offer of proof regarding the reputation testimony. The court responded that defendant would call his parish priest to “testify that the defendant has a general reputation in the community which he lives and works and is known for truth and veracity. Is that right?” Defense counsel replied, “Honesty and integrity, Judge. That’s correct.” Counsel then said, “In addition, Judge, the same I would assume the same ruling goes for Mr. House’s employer, Miss Kelly. *** And we would in fact make the identical offer of proof as to Miss Kelly.” The court replied, “All right.”
“Generally, to preserve the issue of the wrongful exclusion of evidence for review, an offer of proof must be submitted. [Citation.] *** A detailed and specific offer of proof is necessary when it is not clear what the witness’ testimony will be or his basis for so testifying. [Citation.] *** In the case at bar, defendant did not make an offer of proof. Defendant’s counsel simply stated that he was prepared to call the police officer who investigated the prior incident to testify as to a character trait [of the victim] of violence or turbulence. This is wholly insufficient to preserve this issue for review. ‘[A]n informal offer of proof [by an attorney] which merely summarizes the witness’ testimony in a conclusory manner is insufficient to preserve the error.’ [Citation.] We have no way of determining exactly what the substance of the testimony was. Additionally, we do not know the basis of the officer’s knowledge. The officer may have simply been recalling what other people had told him during his *1023investigation of the incident. This would, of course, be inadmissible hearsay. We cannot fully determine from the whole record whether excluding this undefined testimony was reversible error. [Citation.] Since defendant did not adequately tender an offer of proof, we find this issue to be waived.” 186 Ill. App. 3d at 905-06.
Although the offer of proof in the instant case was supplied in part by the court rather than defense counsel, we conclude that the principles stated above from Cobb apply with equal force to the case at bar. There is nothing in the record to show that the trial court prevented defense counsel from making a complete and accurate offer of proof. The offer of proof made in the case at bar was merely an informal offer which summarized the witnesses’ testimony in a conclusory manner. Because this offer of proof was inadequate, as Cobb indicates, we conclude that the defendant’s claim has been waived.
Even assuming arguendo that the issue had been properly preserved and that the trial court erred in its ruling with respect to defendant’s reputation testimony, we find that the excluded evidence was not sufficiently prejudicial to warrant a new trial. The State’s evidence demonstrated that defendant proceeded at a high rate of speed across an intersection congested with pedestrian and vehicular traffic, under adverse weather conditions, in an attempt to change into an adjacent lane in front of oncoming traffic. Defendant’s vehicle hit the victim, and the force of this impact fractured the windshield of defendant’s car and left hair and skin particles from the victim. In view of the evidence, we cannot say that the trial court’s exclusion of defendant’s reputation testimony, regarding his lack of recklessness in the past, was so prejudicial that defendant should be accorded a new trial.
Defendant further asserts that he is entitled to a new trial because the court incorrectly instructed the jury. Initially, defendant maintains that the jury should have been instructed that “where acts or circumstances are attributable to either an innocent or criminal cause, the innocent hypothesis is to be adopted.” It is well established that “the trial court should instruct the jury to adopt the hypothesis as to the factual occurrence which favors the innocence of the defendant where opposing theories as to guilt or innocence can arise out of the same facts.” (People v. DeHoyos (1975), 31 Ill. App. 3d 12, 20, 332 N.E.2d 643, aff’d (1976), 64 Ill. 2d 128, 355 N.E.2d 19, citing People v. Lefler (1967), 38 Ill. 2d 216, 230 N.E.2d 827.) The theories of defendant’s guilt or innocence in the case at bar did not rest upon the same facts. The testimony from Alvarez and defendant was contradic*1024tory as to what transpired during the incident. Consequently, the instruction was properly refused. See People v. Rhodes (1969), 41 Ill. 2d 494, 244 N.E.2d 145; People v. Starks (1988), 169 Ill. App. 3d 588, 523 N.E.2d 983; People v. Cannon (1975), 25 Ill. App. 3d 737, 323 N.E.2d 846; People v. Decker (1974), 19 Ill. App. 3d 86, 311 N.E.2d 228; People v. Mead (1972), 3 Ill. App. 3d 565, 278 N.E.2d 15.
Defendant suggests that the jury should have been instructed “that defendant may have been guilty of negligence in the operation of his car at the time and place of the accident does not lead, necessarily, to the conclusion he was guilty of reckless homicide.” Defendant asserts the jury also should have been informed that “criminal liability does not attach to every act of negligence resulting in injury, or even death, to another person, but only to negligence of such a reckless or wanton character as to show an utter disregard for the safety of others under circumstances likely to cause an injury.” Defendant argues that the jury also should have been told that “a person acts recklessly when he consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist that were likely to cause the death or great bodily harm to some individual, and such disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.”
Rather than instruct the jury according to defendant’s proffered non-Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions (hereinafter IPI), the trial court gave the jury the standard IPI instructions, which provide as follows:
“A person commits the offenses of reckless homicide when he unintentionally causes the death of an individual by driving a motor vehicle recklessly and in a manner likely to cause death or great bodily harm.”
“A person acts recklessly when he consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, and such disregard constitutes a gross departure from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.” See Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions, Criminal, Nos. 7.09, 5.01 (2d ed. 1981) (hereinafter IPI Criminal 2d).
The trial court also gave the jury the standard IPI instruction with respect to the elements of the offense of reckless homicide. IPI Criminal No. 7.10.
In our view, the trial court clearly and accurately instructed the jury of the nature of the offense for which defendant was charged, and clearly and accurately informed the jury of the distinctions between ordinary negligence and criminal recklessness as appli*1025cable to the instant cause. As a result, we find no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s instructions to the jury in the case at bar. See, e.g., People v. Holliday (1985), 139 Ill. App. 3d 500, 487 N.E.2d 993; People v. Wolfe (1983), 114 Ill. App. 3d 841, 449 N.E.2d 980.
Defendant also contends that the trial court’s remarks during the course of the trial created a prejudicial atmosphere that deprived defendant of a fair trial. We have reviewed the record and find that the court’s statements were proper exercises of the court’s discretion, causing no prejudice to the defendant. (See, e.g., People v. Mahaffey (1978), 60 Ill. App. 3d 496, 377 N.E.2d 85.) We also find no abuse of discretion in the three-year sentence imposed by the trial court in the instant cause. See e.g., People v. Leonora (1985), 133 Ill. App. 3d 74, 477 N.E.2d 1277.
Pursuant to the State’s request and in accord with People v. Nicholls (1978), 71 Ill. 2d 166, and People v. Agnew (1985), 105 Ill. 2d 275, we hereby assess defendant $75 as costs for this appeal and incorporate it as part of our judgment.
For the reasons stated, the judgment of the circuit court is affirmed.
LINN, J., concurs.