Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 11:16 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2023 to a report of a crash with injuries on eastbound Rand Road east of Route 53 at the east intersection of Rand Road and Wilke Road in Arlington Heights.
Police, firefighters and paramedics on arrival discovered a black Volkswagen sedan involved in a crash with a white Ford Transit van.
The two drivers were out of their vehicles, and there may have been one female passenger beside the driver in the Volkswagen. All occupants refused paramedic transport by ambulance.
The Volkswagen sedan sustained heavy front-end damage, and the Ford Transit sustained front axle damage and passenger side damage.
The male adult driver of the Volkswagen was traveling northbound on Wilke Road south of US-12 (Rand Road), and failed to stop and yield to eastbound traffic on US-12 EAST (Rand Road southbound) and crashed into a the white Ford Transit van that was eastbound on US-12 (Rand Road southbound). US-12 EAST traffic does not have a stop sign at the intersection with Wilke Road.
A 14 year-old boy was first to call 9-1-1 after he witnessed part of the crash. When police arrived, US-12 WEST remained open, but US-12 EAST was shut down, and traffic was diverted to southbound Wilke Road.
The driver of the van said the driver of the Volkswagen did not stop at the stop sign, and entered the eastbound lanes. The van driver said there was nothing he could do to avoid the crash, and was hit on the passenger side has he passed the intersection. However, the driver of the Ford Transit was competent by keeping the van from crossing over the median into the westbound lanes of US-12 WEST (northbound Rand 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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