Volkswagon GTI Hits Tree on Dale Avenue, Driver Injured

Video of Volkswagon GTI vs. tree aftermath in the 1800 block of North Dale Avenue with severe front end damage.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:40 p.m. Friday to a car crash involving a tree in the 1800 block of North Dale Avenue near Patriot Park. Police arrived first to find a white Volkswagon GTI with severe front end damage from impact with a large tree on the east side of Dale Avenue. A male driver got out of the GTI on his own before police and firefighter/paramedics arrived. Airbags were deployed and the windshield was damaged. The male driver was transported to Northwest Community Hospital.

A witness reported that prior to the accident, the driver was squealing his tires in the parking lot at a nearby park.