Medical Event Likely in Minivan Crash into Duplex, Circle Hill Dr, Arlington Heights

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Minivan crash into a duplex building at Circle Hill Drive and East Valley Lane in Arlington Heights. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 4:25 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2021 to a report of a crash with injuries in the block of 500 East Circle Hill Drive in Arlington Heights.

Upon arrival police, firefighters, and paramedics discovered a vehicle had struck and partly penetrated the east wall of a 2-story brick duplex residence on East Circle Hill Drive near Knob Hill Drive, and at the southeast corner of East Valley Lane and East Circle Hill Drive in Arlington Heights.

The vehicle driver, a 54-year-old male resident of Arlington Heights, was able to exit the vehicle with only minor injuries. Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighters and paramedics met with the driver and ultimately transported him to Northwest Community Hospital for further evaluation due to a possible medical problem that may have been a factor in the crash. Impairment was not suspected.

Minivan crash into residential duplex at East Valley Lane and Circle Hill Drive in Arlington Heights on Monday, December 6, 2021
Minivan crash into residential duplex at East Valley Lane and Circle Hill Drive in Arlington Heights on Monday, December 6, 2021.

The crash involved a single motor vehicle, which is a gray 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, a fence, and a residential structure. Based on a preliminary on-scene investigation, the vehicle was being driven westbound on East Valley Lane and approaching was approaching Circle Hill Drive when the driver apparently suffered a medical episode. The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse drifted across the eastbound lanes of East Valley Lane and then left the roadway, driving over the south parkway and sidewalk. The SUV initially struck a wooden fence before it impacted the east wall of the duplex residence. A door and frame at that back of the residence was significantly damaged.


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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