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.