Rear-End, Rollover Crash on eastbound Rand Road west of Waterman Avenue near Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights YouTube Tips ⓘ
Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 11:19 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022 to a report of a rollover crash with injuries near Rand Road and Waterman Avenue Arlington Heights. Initially, a 9-1-1 call was received when the caller reported hearing a bad crash on Rand Road, but didn’t know exactly where the crash was located. Next, more 9-1-1 calls reported a roller crash with the precise location.
UPDATE: No DUI charges. Driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Valid License, Permit, or Restricted Driving Permit (625 5/6-101 – DRIVING/NEVER ISSUED LICENSE).
The first fire crew on arrival discovered both vehicles were upright. No extrication was required, but two teen girls, who were inside their rolled Honda Accord with severe rear-end damage. They were calling their parents from inside their car located on the Mobil gas station lawn. A black Chrysler 300 was located perpendicular to the eastbound lanes on the south side of Rand Road.
Initial report was that two girls about 17 years-old were transported to Northwest Community Hospital for assessment of injuries that initially appeared to be non-life-threatening.
Witnesses reported both vehicles involved in the crash were eastbound on Rand Road (US-12) when the girls’ Honda Accord traveling about 40 MPH was rear-ended by a male driver traveling in a black Chrysler 300 about 60 MPH. Witnesses at the scene said the girls’ Honda Accord rolled twice and landed upright as it was thrown across Rand Road to the north side of Rand Road at the Mobil gas station property at Waterman Avenue and Rand Road. The Chrysler 300 came to rest on the south side of Rand Road in the eastbound lanes.
One witness saw two or three occupants of the black Chrysler 300 run south from the scene south of Rand Road. The witness said beverage bottles were also thrown into an empty field south of Rand Road and west of Waterman Avenue near a real estate sign. According to a witness, when the witness approached the Chrysler 300, the driver of the Chrysler 300 asked the witness if he would lie to police and tell them that the witness was driving the Chrysler 300 (and take the blame for the crash) because he (the actual driver) did not have a legal driver’s license.
Police on scene conducted a field sobriety test, and arrested the driver of the Chrysler 300 immediately after the field sobriety test. Arlington Heights police and Prospect Heights police were involved with the field sobriety test. Initially it was unknown which department made the arrest.
The crash affected traffic along Rand Road for about 90 minutes as all lanes of Rand Road (US-12) were blocked in both directions.
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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