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updated: 7/17/2014 9:32 PM

Power back after Mt. Prospect crash that injured 2

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  • ComEd crews were working to fix an electric pole at Central Road and Emerson Street that was damaged during a two-vehicle crash in Mount Prospect on Thursday. Two people were hurt in the crash, which also left about 400 people without power for five hours.

      ComEd crews were working to fix an electric pole at Central Road and Emerson Street that was damaged during a two-vehicle crash in Mount Prospect on Thursday. Two people were hurt in the crash, which also left about 400 people without power for five hours.
    Photo courtesy of Mount Prospect Fire Department

 
 

Central Road reopened and power was restored on Thursday night about five hours after an accident in Mount Prospect that sent two people to the hospital and broke a ComEd pole.

Fire officials responded to the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Central Road and Emerson Street at 3:47 p.m. on Thursday, Fire Chief John Malcolm said.

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Two people from one of the vehicles were taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Malcolm said. He couldn't comment on the severity of their injuries.

The driver and passengers in the other car were treated at the scene, he said.

One of the cars hit a ComEd pole and broke it in several places, but Malcom didn't have information yet about what caused the crash or which car hit the electric pole.

Crews from ComEd were still on the scene several hours later and had to shut off power to repair the pole.

Mount Prospect police tweeted about 8:45 p.m. that Central Road was reopened and power had been restored to the area.

The power outage affected Mount Prospect Village Hall, the Mount Prospect Public Library and 300 to 400 homes in the area and shut down a portion of Central Road for several hours.

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