Driver that Fled on Foot from Crash on Arlington Heights Rd Near Appletree Ln Was Arrested on Sunset Dr Near Pine Ave

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Driver flees on foot after crashing minivan into a tree, bouncing the minivan back into traffic where it got hit by another vehicle on southbound Arlington Heights Road between Appletree Lane and Techny Road.

On Sunday May 3, 2020, Arlington Heights police officers arrested a driver that fled on foot from an unusual crash in the southbound lanes of Arlington Heights Road between Appletree Lane and Techny Road.

The driver of a Toyota Sienna ran about two blocks northeast of the crash scene and was immediately captured by Arlington Heights police officers in the block of 300 East Sunset Drive near Pine Avenue.

Arlington Heights police report that Jose F. Zavala-Hernandez, age 38, of the block of 400 Pleasant Run Drive in Wheeling was arrested at 4:36 p.m. Sunday May 3, 2020, and subsequently faced the following charges …

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Aggravated DUI/No Driver’s License

Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License

Driver’s License Revoked or Suspended

Leaving the Scene of a Vehicle Damage Crash

Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

Obstructing Identification


The next court date for Jose F. Zavala-Hernandez is June 29, 2020 in Cook County Circuit Court Rolling Meadows.

Police from Arlington Heights responded about 4:33 p.m. Sunday May 3, 2020 to a report of a crash with a fleeing driver at Arlington Heights Road and Appletree Lane.

Police arrested the driver of the Toyota Sienna minivan in a neighborhood just north and east of the scene after Jose F. Zavala-Hernandez fled the scene of a crash that he allegedly caused. The driver that fled was transported to Arlington Heights Police Department headquarters.

Zavala-Hernandez was driving the Toyota Sienna minivan southbound on Arlington Heights Road when the minivan left the roadway and traveled up the parkway and hit a tree. The impact caused the minivan to spin around back into traffic facing the wrong way in the southbound lanes, where it was hit by a gray Chrysler sedan.

The Chrysler sedan was driven by a male adult. Initially, there were no injuries reported in the crash.

The right rear of the minivan was severely damage by the impact with the tree. As the minivan came to rest after bouncing back into traffic, the Chrysler sedan impacted the right front wheel and fender of the minivan.

After the police report, the driver of the Chrysler was able to drive away in his vehicle.

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