Vehicle vs Utility Pole with fire at Arlington Heights Road and Palatine Road, Arlington Heights in a crash that occurred during a severe thunderstorm.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:07 PM Wednesday June 28, 2017 to a report of a car vs pole crash with a fire at Arlington Heights Road and Palatine Road Arlington Heights, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics initially received a report of a vehicle crash into a pole and then received a report of a vehicle vs pole crash with a fire.
There was no mention of a rescue, but the female victim was apparently out of the vehicle before firefighters arrived.
The crashed crossover SUV was facing southbound into a tall wood pole on the northbound parkway about 280 feet south of Palatine Road.
The female driver was transported to Northwest Community Hospital. No other people were in the vehicle and there were not other injuries
The vehicle fire and pole fire were extinguished by Engine 2’s crew.
ComEd crews were requested to expedite to the scene and responded within a few minutes. About 180 ComEd customers in Arlington Heights lost power in an area just south of the crash scene from about Maude Avenue to Olive Street. The outage was spotty. Walgreens and LA Fitness had power, Orchard Evangelical Free Church had power, but the neighborhood just south of the crash scene and residents near Arlington Heights Road to about Olive Street were without power.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
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