VIDEO: Aftermath of crash with car fire at Northpoint Shopping Center near Arlington Heights Road and Rand Road where a woman escaped her car before it was destroyed by fire.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:42 AM Friday to a crash resulting in a serious car fire at Rand Road and the Northpoint Shopping Center driveway just east of Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report of a car crash with one vehicle on fire as a result of the crash.
An Arlington Heights Fire Department battalion chief arrived on scene first and reported a car fire with an accident. No injuries were reported at the scene, but a rescue ambulance responded with paramedics to check on the vehicle occupants. All people involved in the crash escaped fire injuries.
A Nissan Murano crossover SUV and a Nissan Altima sedan were involved in the crash. The vehicle that caught fire in the crash was a white Nissan Altima.
A female driver in the Nissan Altima escaped her vehicle before the fire destroyed the entire interior of the car. The fire also destroyed the engine compartment, where the fire may have originated after impact. The Nissan Altima had severe front end damage from the impact.
The crash occurred about one block east of another crash where people escaped injury when a construction trailer came unhitched and crossed oncoming traffic on Rand Road west of Arlington Heights Road (The Cardinal Ford Escape Driver Escapes Potentially Deadly Crash with Runaway Construction Trailer on Rand Rd in Front of Olson Rug, Arlington Heights).
A four-vehicle rollover crash occurred at this same intersection on Monday August 29, 2011 and injured at least one person. The person was also pinned and his vehicle, which required extrication by firefighter/paramedics (The Cardinal 4-Car Rollover Crash at Rand Road Entrance to Northpoint, Just East of Arlington Heights Rd).
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