Wrong-Way Driver Crosses Arlington Heights Rd at US-14, Hits Tree, Continues to Evergreen Ave Near Sigwalt St

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Suspected DUI driver hits a tree on the wrong side of Arlington Heights Road keeps on going for another block in downtown Arlington Heights overnight Thursday/Friday April 18-19, 2024 (CARDINAL NEWS). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 2:56 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024 to a report of a crash with injuries in the area of Arlington Heights Road and Sigwalt Street in downtown Arlington Heights. One male adult was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. No other passengers are believed to have been in the vehicle.

The driver of a gray Dodge Journey mid-size crossover SUV was southbound on Arlington Heights Road at Northwest Highway, and crossed over the center line of Arlington Heights Road, crossed the northbound lanes of Arlington Heights and hit a small tree in parkway near the northbound side of Arlington Heights Road. The crash scene was also near Village Hall and the police station.

The driver continued southbound on Arlington Heights after getting back in the southbound lanes, and made a right turn onto Sigwalt Street. After proceeding westbound on Sigwalt Street, the driver turned right on Evergreen Avenue, where his vehicle came to a stop at the curb on southbound Evergreen Avenue near the Tamara Elstner insurance agency, 81 South Evergreen Avenue.

The driver may have stopped there because the car may have failed due to mechanical damage.

The driver decided to go to the hospital. The driver’s vehicle was towed to Hillside Service – auto body, service and towing. Initially, the vehicle was not placed on DUI hold, but the driver was suspected of being impaired by DUI or medical reasons.


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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