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updated: 4/5/2014 10:59 PM

Man leads police on chase, crashes in Hoffman Estates

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A man in his 30s led a police chase through East Dundee that ended with his car crashing Saturday night in Hoffman Estates, authorities said.

East Dundee officers spotted the car traveling east on Higgins Road that matched the description from a complaint of an erratic driver, Police Chief Terry Mee said. Police then received a report of a hit-and-run that happened just earlier on Main and River streets, Mee said.

Police tried to catch up to the man who was driving over the speed limit and disobeyed at least one traffic signal during the chase, Mee said.

The car was far ahead of police when it struck a median on Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, Mee said.

Witnesses said the four-door compact car flipped over multiple times and landed in a wooded area just west of Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates Battalion Chief Mike Bosco said.

He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates with injuries that were not life threatening, Bosco said.

Hoffman Estates firefighters and paramedics responded to the single-vehicle crash about 7 p.m. and found the car roughly 20 feet from the roadway in the wooded area. Firefighters had to use chain saws to clear a path into heavy brush and then free the driver from the vehicle, Bosco said.

The man was the only person in the car.

East Dundee police are investigating the hit-and-run, while Hoffman Estates police are focusing on the crash.

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