Severe Damage, No Injuries After Car Slams into Back of Garbage Truck on Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Chevrolet Caprice rear-ends garbage truck stopped in right lane of eastbound Palatine Road west of Arlington Heights Road.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:26 PM Tuesday to a report of crash with severe damage at 19 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a car crashed into a garbage truck and had severe front-end damage.

Upon arrival police discovered the man was trapped in his car, but was not injured. An extrication response was ordered, but most of the interior damage was on the passenger side, and first firefighter/paramedics on the scene were able to extricate the driver by 12:31 p.m.

He was checked out by paramedics and was released.

Apparently the garbage truck was stopped in the right lane of the frontage road of eastbound Palatine Road getting ready for a garbage pickup when the driver of a 1987 Chevy Caprice changed lanes from the express lanes into the frontage road lane and slammed into the back of the garbage truck. The driver of the garbage truck was at the back of the truck and was narrowly missed. He was not injured.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of area of car vs garbage truck crash on eastbound Palatine Road west of Arlington Heights Road …

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