Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:59 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017 to a report of a vehicle crash into the Panda Express restaurant, 1165 East Dundee Road Palatine, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a white Jeep crashed into the wall of the restaurant and caused a small fire inside the kitchen in the restaurant.
The crash also caused a natural gas leak and/or gas fixture damage.
Callers reported there was no entrapment inside the building, but there were some injuries.
Police on arrival reported the fire was out by 4:03 p.m.
Engine 82’s crew on arrival by 4:04 p.m. reported a vehicle crashed into the left side of the building (when facing the front), and that the vehicle had been removed prior to their arrival. Engine 82’s crew also reported their initial assessment showed no entrapment.
Upon arrival firefighters also received a report that there were no injuries.
Firefighters requested Nicor to respond to the scene for a gas leak and/or fixture damage.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E82 E81 Arlington Heights E4
SQUAD(S): SQD ??
EMS: A82 A83
The restaurant was closed after the crash and was closed Sunday night.
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