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Video: DUI Crash With Rescue of Victim from Car Under Power Lines And Utility Pole at Rand Rd And Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights

Sat April 06 2013 7:41 am  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=61193
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VIDEO: Rescue of driver from a car on its side, covered by a utility pole and power lines on Rand Road, just east of the Route 53 overpass.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:07 AM Saturday to a report of a hit-and-run crash near Rand Road and Greenwood Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics discovered a car rolled over on the north side of Rand Road between Greenwood Avenue/Hintz Road and Wilke Road. The vehicle was on its side with a wooden utility pole snapped with the upper piece and power lines on top of the car. Power lines were also down across Rand Road and the high voltage wooden utility pole across the street was also snapped with the upper piece held and suspended by power lines. Police soon realized they didn’t have a hit-and-run, but a vehicle off the roadway that wasn’t initially visible by other motorists that had called in the downed power lines. The stretch of road is very dark without street lights.

Com Ed was requested to expedite at about 4:11 p.m. and arrived on the scene at about 4:23 p.m.

A woman trapped in the car was extricated mostly by the sawing of branches and brush that surrounded the roof of the car.

The driver was transported to Northwest Community Hospital with a Rescue Squad following the Rescue Ambulance.

The driver was also charged with DUI.

Rand Road will be blocked as crews work to replace utility poles and string power lines across Rand Road between Wilke Road and Greenwood Avenue. A power outage occurred in the area of the crash.

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