Driver Takes Out Light Pole and Traffic Signal Box at 2 Locations on Wilke Rd Arlington Heights

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Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 10:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2022 to a report of a single-vehicle crash at two locations — one location in the 300 block of North Wilke Road and another location at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road in Arlington Heights.




Police arrived on the scenes first and discovered a light pole down in the block of 300 north Wilke Road and then the crashed passenger vehicle on top of a traffic signal control box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road.

Paramedics assessed the driver, who refused medical transportation to the hospital. Apparently the driver was not DUI. Initially there was no information available regarding citations or charges.




Meade Electric was immediately on the scene, and Hillside Towing removed the vehicle from the position on top of the electric box.

Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Expect modified traffic conditions at the scene overnight. Repairs to the traffic signal box are expected to take 10 hours. The traffic signal lights are totally dark, and several motorists went through the intersection above the speed limit, ignoring a temporary stop sign while police and fire were on the scene with with emergency lights activated.

A witness on the scene said the driver was traveling on the wrong side of Wilke Roads — northbound in the southbound lanes. The driver left the scene after hitting the light pole in the block of 300 North Wilke Road, and continued northbound to strike the traffic signal box.

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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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Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.




Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.

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Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.




Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.




Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Crossover SUV crash into a traffic signal box at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road on Monday, November 14, 2022.
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