Car Crash into House on Skokie Avenue Near Green Bay Road, Highland Park


Police, firefighters and paramedics from Highland Park responded about 1:26 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022 to a report of a vehicle crash into a house in the block of 500 Skokie Avenue in Highland Park. received a report

Battalion Chief 33 on arrival reported they were on the scene of a 2-story frame, 50 feet by 50 feet with a car through the front of it. Police, firefighters and paramedics upon arrival discovered that the rear half of an Infiniti sedan was into the house, after crashing through the front picture window of a 2-story home.

Initially, the driver did not report any injuries. Resident(s) inside the home at the time of the crash did not initially report any injuries.

For an unknown reason, the driver of the Infiniti sedan drove in reverse, up the front lawn and into the front wall of the brick 2-story home.

Firefighters stabilized the car, and helped a male driver out of the vehicle. After the vehicle was removed, firefighters assured the opening was stable and that the home was structurally secure. Firefighters also assured that utilities were secure at the home. North Shore Gas responded to the scene, and ComEd turned off the power remotely. A board-up company was also notified.

The Highland Park Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.

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