Three people were injured Friday afternoon in a high-speed car crash on a residential block in Lombard that resulted in the vehicle landing on its roof, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 3:45 p.m. on the 500 block of South Elizabeth Street when the vehicle left the road and struck a fire hydrant and parkway tree, according to Battalion Chief Marty Coomes of the Lombard Fire Department.
Emergency crews had to extricate the vehicle’s 16-year-old driver by cutting his seat belt off. An 18-year-old passenger made it out of the car by himself. Both were transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Coomes said both were conscious at the time of transport, but the extent of their injuries was unknown.
A third occupant was also able to get out of the vehicle on his own; someone was able to give him a ride to the hospital before paramedics arrived, said Lt. John Lavery of the Lombard Police Department.
Lavery said police are still investigating how fast the vehicle was traveling.
Charges against one or more of those involved are pending, he said.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.