Street Racing Crash Takes Out 2 Light Poles on Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

Yellow car involved in crash on Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights (PHOTO CREDIT: Crash aftermath witness before police arrived)
Yellow car involved in crash on Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights (PHOTO CREDIT: Crash aftermath witness before police arrived).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to a report of a crash on westbound Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights.

Police on arrival discovered two large metal light poles down in the right lane in the block of 700 West Alongquin Road, and one vehicle still on the the scene. No injuries were reported.




One of two 50-foot aluminum light poles down in a westbound lane of Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights
One of two 50-foot aluminum light poles down in a westbound lane of Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights.

Police are investigating a report of a crash involving two vehicles. One driver fled the scene after allegedly pushing a yellow vehicle into snow banks on the parkway and into two 50-foot aluminum light poles. Both light poles were down and partially blocking westbound Algonquin Road. The lights were initially believed to be village-managed poles and several public works crews were on the scene for for damage recovery and/or repairs late Tuesday night.

Westbound Algonquin Road was closed by police at Arlington Heights Road after the crash.

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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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Public works on scene for light poles down from a car crash in the block of 700 West  Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights
Public works on scene for two light poles down from a car crash in the block of 700 West Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights.
Sort of a large scene with two 50-foot tall aluminum light poles down on westbound Algonquin Road east of  Meijer Drive and Cooper's Hawk restaurant.
Sort of a large scene with two 50-foot tall aluminum light poles down on westbound Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive and Cooper’s Hawk restaurant.
One of two 50-foot aluminum light poles down in a westbound lane of Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights
One of two 50-foot aluminum light poles down in a westbound lane of Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights.
Second of two 50-foot aluminum light poles down in a westbound lane of Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights
Second of two 50-foot aluminum light poles down in a westbound lane of Algonquin Road east of Meijer Drive in Arlington Heights.




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