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posted: 7/2/2012 5:51 PM

Crash involving dump truck shut down Route 47 in Elburn

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Emergency crews were forced to cut a driver from his vehicle after a dump truck struck the driver's side door on Route 47 in Elburn late Monday morning.

Route 47 was shut down for about 30 minutes in both directions after the crash, which occurred at about 11:40 a.m. just south of the overpass at Interstate 88, said Assistant Fire Chief Craig Hanson of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District.

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Fire officials initially called for an emergency helicopter to transport the male driver but were able to get him out of the vehicle and into an ambulance before the helicopter arrived, Hanson said.

The dump truck struck the driver's side door on the four-door sedan, pinning the driver in the vehicle, officials said.

The driver of the sedan was taken to Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to Kane County sheriff's Lt. Patrick Gengler.

The driver of the pickup was not injured in the crash, police said,

Fire officials said it was unclear how the dump truck struck the passenger-side door, as the crash happened on a stretch of roadway with no intersections.

The Kane County sheriff's department is investigating.

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