Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023 to a report of a crash with injuries at on westbound Euclid Avenue east of Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.
Squad 2’s on arrival reported three vehicles involved with moderate damage. The crash involved a Kia, and Volvo and another vehicle on westbound Euclid Avenue near Pine Avenue.
At least one person was transported to Northwest Community Hospital. Firefighters used an powered extrication tool (spreader) to access contents in the middle vehicle, which was a Kia.
The crash was a rear-end type crash. The middle sedan sustained front-end and rear-end damage.
The weather was sunny, and roads were dry.
Euclid Avenue was closed in both directions at Belmont Avenue, Pine Avenue and Arlington Heights Road.
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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The most common causes of rear-end crashes involve driver inattention or distraction, such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, eating, or engaging in other distractions while driving, such as talking with passengers in the car. Distracted or inattentive drivers are more likely to fail to notice when the vehicle in front of them stops or slows down, resulting in a rear-end collision.
Other common causes of rear-end crashes include tailgating (following too closely behind another vehicle), driving too fast for road conditions, impaired driving (such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), aggressive driving, and inadequate vehicle maintenance, which can cause brake failure.
It’s important for drivers to always maintain a safe following distance, stay attentive to the road, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions to prevent rear-end collisions and ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.
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