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Rainy, Dark Rush Hour Brings Over 12 Crashes on Northwest Suburban Roads

Wed November 09 2011 8:33 am
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ROUGH MORNING RUSH HOUR with multiple crashes in Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, and Schaumburg during Wednesday morning’s rush hour brought trouble to the northwest suburbs starting about 6:20 am.

Crash at Old Arlington Heights Road and Thorton Lane reported at about 6:23 a.m., a black Honda and a gray Subaru crashed — no injuries.

Crash at Hintz and Ridge reported about 6:51 a.m., a gray Chrysler Sebring and a gray Chevy Suburban — no injuries.

Crash at Palatine and Arlington Heights Road reported about 7:04 a.m. — no injuries reported, but paramedics were requested by police after they arrived on the scene.

Crash at Central Road and Arlington Heights Road reported about 7:19 a.m. — no injuries reported. Police reported it was a four-car crash, then discovered it was two separate crashes.

Hit-and-run crash on Algonquin Road east of Route 53, Rolling Meadows. Offending vehicle a tan or brown 4-door, vehicle last seen westbound on Algonquin Road — no injuries.

Crash at Arlington Heights Road and Hintz Road reported about 7:26 a.m., tan Chevrolet Prizm with a broken axle and a white Ford Focus with heavy front-end damage — injuries reported, but police reported no injuries after they arrived.

Elk Grove Village police discovered a crash at Devon Avenue and York Road/Elmhurst Road about 7:32 a.m. Police called for paramedics for one injury victim. Police also called for additional police units for a serious traffic backup that was developing in the area.

Crash at Roselle Road and Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg reported about 7:39 a.m., a green Toyota and a dark blue Chevy Blazer.

Three-vehicle crash with injuries at Oakton and Busse reported about 7:46 a.m.. a taxi van and two purple vehicles involved in the crash with lane blockage in the area. Three ambulances responded to the crash at Oakton and Busse.

Five-vehicle crash with at least one injury at Lake Cook Road and Wilke reported about 7:58 a.m., a black Chevy Silverado, gray Mazda 3, silver Honda Civic with a broken front axle were towed. Buffalo Grove police assisted Arlington Heights police.

Crash at Woodfield Mall at Perimeter Drive reported about 8:07 a.m., a black Buick LaCrosse and a small black vehicle — no injuries.

Crash at Schaumburg and Meacham reported about 8:04 a.m. — no injuries, but police requested paramedics after they arrived on the scene.

Crash at Salem Drive and SagamoreDrive, Schaumburg reported about 8:30 a.m. — no injuries.

Second crash reported at Devon Avenue and York Road/Elmhurst Road about 8:46 a.m. — no injuries.

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