5 painful, 1 serious when SUV hits billboard in Arlington Heights


Five people were injured, one seriously, after an SUV veered off the roadway and hit a sign in Arlington Heights on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

At about 1:15 p.m., the 2012 Ford Escape was heading south on Arlington Heights Road when it left the road and hit a memorial sign outside the AAEC Credit Union, police said in a news release. I’m here. The driver, a 32-year-old woman, and his three passengers were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The fifth victim, a 71-year-old Chicago woman, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remained in critical condition Saturday night.

Authorities said neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected in the crash. This crash is under investigation by the Serious Traffic Accident Recovery Unit of the Serious Incident Assistance Team.


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