Driver takes out 2 utility poles with Jeep Grand Cherokee and runs away from scene on Dundee Road just west of Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove.
Buffalo Grove police and firefighter paramedics responded about 2:08 PM Saturday, July 20, 20192 report of a crash with entrapment at Buffalo Grove Road and Dundee Road.
Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival discovered a Jeep Grand Cherokee off the road under a pole and power lines on the eastbound side of Dundee Road west of Buffalo Grove Road.
Witnesses said the driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee fled the scene on foot, and possibly ran southbound from the scene. No description was available for the fleeing driver.
Initially no injuries were reported and there were no medical transports by paramedics. Another Jeep Wrangler type vehicle headed westbound on Dundee Road was hit by one or more of the downed lines that fell across Dundee Road as the crash occurred. The black Jeep was not involved in any crash with any other vehicle.
ComEd was on the scene within minutes working to repair the lines and utility poles that were damaged. At least one utility pole carrying primary lines snapped in half, and it appeared that the Jeep Grand Cherokee driver hit a utility pole in the eastbound parkway of Dundee Road, which snapped the pole near the base. A reaction from tension of lines across Dundee Road snapped a pole in the westbound parkway closer to the top of the second utility pole.
Power lines fell across the Dundee Road and were hit by a westbound black Jeep Wrangler type vehicle.
Buffalo Grove police and area police were searching for the driver.
The eastbound lanes of Dundee Road were opened about 3:15 PM and the westbound lanes were opened about 3:25 PM.
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