Driver Takes DIY Dirt Ramp Down Embankment from NB Route 53 to EB Algonquin Rd, Rolls Chevy Equinox, Flees on Foot, Leaving Passenger Behind

Crash scene after driver drove a Chevy Equinox down an embankment from northbound Route 53 to eastbound Algonquin Road (Route 62), rolled the vehicle upside down, and fled the scene on foot.

Illinois State Police, Rolling Meadows police and Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:08 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2020 to a report of a rollover crash with at least one person hurt.

The first fire unit on arrival reported a vehicle upside down on its roof. No extrication was required, and the driver of the rolled car was reported to have fled the scene on foot.

Two occupants got out of a rolled over silver Chevy Equinox on their own. Police and firefighters received a report that a female driver ran back up the embankment to Route 53 and was last seen running southbound across the northbound lanes of Route 53. The driver left the passenger behind. The passenger was assessed by firefighter/paramedics. A hospital transport of that passenger was not confirmed.

The crash affected traffic at Algonquin Road in both directions. Eastbound Algonquin Road was completely blocked and westbound Algonquin Road was down to a single lane of traffic.

The driver that fled the scene on foot was described as a female/white with red hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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