Arlington Heights SUV Accident Injures 5 Teens, One Airlifted

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The driver of a silver Mercury Mountaineer lost control of the SUV in the 1300 block of North Yale Avenue [MAP/SAT] about 9:00 p.m. Christmas night and hit a tree. The SUV rested on a tree in the parkway between the third and the fourth house south of Illinois on the west side of Yale Avenue.

Extrication procedures were performed by the Arlington Heights Fire Department as roof posts were cut and the roof was removed from the Mountaineer. One of the injured occupants was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Four other teens were also injured.