Crystal Lake car accident: Man taking shower when vehicle plowed into home may never walk again, son says

Crystal Lake car accident: Man taking shower when vehicle plowed into home may never walk again, son says

CRYSTAL LAKE, Sick. (TOC) — A person within the bathe when a automobile plowed via a Crystal Lake house could by no means stroll once more, his son mentioned Thursday morning.

At the very least two folks have been injured when a automobile crashed right into a home in west suburban Crystal Lake Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. within the 100-block of Heather Drive.

Neighbors mentioned {that a} blue SUV slammed into after which via a house’s storage earlier than turning into airborne and crashing into the second ground of the house.

Crystal Lake police mentioned the SUV had been touring east on Ballard Highway and continued via the intersection with Briarwood Highway earlier than working off the roadway and into the storage and residential on Heather Drive for unknown causes.

“We heard a particularly loud one thing. We did not know if it was a crash, or an explosion, one thing,” mentioned Danielle Leschuk, a neighbor, who was having dinner at a buddy’s home when the crash occurred. “So we got here out and began to stroll over this fashion and finally noticed {that a} automobile had flown via this cease signal, via the storage, and airborne into the second story of this home into the lavatory the place the individual that lives there was having a shower.”

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Police mentioned the driving force of the SUV, an grownup male, was extricated from the automobile by Crystal Lake Hearth and Rescue and airlifted to Condell Hospital with life threatening accidents. An grownup who resides on the house was additionally airlifted to Condell Hospital with life threatening accidents, police mentioned.

“It was completely horrific, it was not what we have been anticipating. We thought possibly only a small crash however to know there’s anyone caught and there is nothing you are able to do is heartbreaking,” Leschuck mentioned.

The son of the individual injured inside the house mentioned his father was within the bathe when the incident occurred. He’s severely injured, might have a number of again surgical procedures and should by no means be capable to stroll once more, he mentioned early Thursday morning.

“Individuals do velocity an excessive amount of on this space, completely. There’s tons of children right here, and folks do velocity rather a lot, and by chance there was no youngsters or bikes or anyone else strolling by,” Leschuk mentioned.

No additional particulars concerning the two injured folks have been launched.

A dark-colored SUV was additionally within the driveway of the house, and gave the impression to be largely undamaged, however it was not instantly clear who that automobile belonged to.

An investigation by Crystal Lake police is ongoing.

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