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Car plows into Elk Grove Village apartments

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  • The boards show where a car struck an Elk Grove village apartment building Wednesday.

       The boards show where a car struck an Elk Grove village apartment building Wednesday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • No one inside the apartment building was injured, but the impact caused some structural damage.

       No one inside the apartment building was injured, but the impact caused some structural damage.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

A car plowed into an Elk Grove Village apartment building early Wednesday, not injuring anyone but temporarily displacing residents in three damaged units, police said.

It's the second time in less than a week that a car has hit a building in the neighborhood.

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This latest accident, which happened about 12:20 a.m. on the 900 block of Ridge Square, was caused when the 28-year-old driver had a medical episode, police said. No charges are expected, they added.

The Honda Civic struck the three-story building's brick facade and a support column, Fire Battalion Chief Lance Harris said.

The impact knocked in the wall about two to three feet and left the building structurally damaged, Harris said. Three units are deemed uninhabitable until engineers examine the area.

Officers found the car's wheels still spinning, with the burning rubber producing heavy smoke, Harris said.

The driver, who lives in Elk Grove Village, was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. They did not identify the medical condition that he has.

Just before 4 a.m. last Saturday, less than a mile from Wednesday's accident, a 2000 Toyota Corolla crashed into a house on the 1000 block of Cypress Lane.

In that case, the 25-year-old driver, Bradley Miller, drove away but later was caught by police on the 200 block of Washington Square, police said.

Miller was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and improper lane usage, police said. More charges could be pending as police continue to investigate that crash, Sgt. Matthew Fiorito said Wednesday.

Miller and two passengers were taken to Alexian Brothers, and a third passenger was treated at the scene.

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