Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 1:11 a.m Monday, May 17, 2021 to a report of a crash with injuries in Arlington Heights.
Upon arrival police and firefighters and paramedics found two patients in a large SUV had crashed in their vehicle was up against the back of the house. The driver was outside of the vehicle and was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with life-threatening injuries.
The passenger was transported with apparent non-life-threatening injuries to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
MCAT is assisting Arlington Heights police investigators with the crash investigation. An extended crash investigation has been ongoing since the crash occurred and Kirchhoff Road is closed at New Wilke. Lanes are reduced to one lane on the southbound side of New Wilke, and northbound New Wilke is closed at Central Road.
The driver of the large SUV was apparently driving at a high rate of speed northbound on New Wilke Road hit a utility pole and crashed through a fence on the north side of Kirchoff Road. The SUV then went airborne and landed three lots north of where the SUV went through the fence. The SUV came to rest at the back of a house on Reuter Drive.
The utility pole snapped through at the bottom part of the pole and the lower portion is on the north side of the intersection while most of the snapped pole is still standing supported by powerlines on the south side of the intersection. ComEd reports five or fewer customers are without power at around 6 AM.
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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