A Streamwood mother and her 2-year-old child escaped injury Wednesday morning when a car slammed into her house after being hit by another vehicle, officials said.
Rafael Gonzalez, 66, of Fulton Drive in Streamwood, was crossing Bartlett Road from LaSalle Drive at about 9:36 a.m. Wednesday to head onto Samuel Drive when his SUV clipped the back of a Nissan Sentra, which was traveling north on Bartlett Road, said police Cmdr. Randy Hart. There are no traffic lights at the four-way intersection where east Lasalle Drive becomes Samuel Drive.
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The driver of the Nissan lost control of her car, he said. The Nissan jumped the curb, knocked down a fence and crashed into an air conditioning unit, cutting the gas line and electrical supply. The crash also damaged the east exterior of the one-story home, which faces Helen Court.
The car didn't penetrate the wall, but the home was left uninhabitable, Hart said. At the time of the impact, the mom was in the kitchen near where the vehicle struck.
The driver of the Nissan was outside the vehicle holding her dog by the time emergency personnel arrived and was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment of minor injuries.
Gonzalez was issued a traffic citation for failure to yield to avoid an accident, Hart said.