Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Addison crash on Route 53

Updated 3/28/2012 11:21 AM

A man in his 20s was seriously injured when his car was struck by an oncoming vehicle late Tuesday afternoon while he was trying to to turn onto Route 53 from a side street in Addison, police said.

Authorities believe the victim's view was blocked by a dump truck as he was attempting to turn left onto Route 53 from Dunteman, about four blocks south of Fullerton Avenue.


The northbound dump truck was slowing to turn right onto Dunteman, but a full-sized pickup in the middle lane was also heading north, according to police.

The man who was driving a Saturn was struck by the pickup, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, Addison police Sgt. Joseph Lullo said.

Firefighters responding to the crash at 4:07 p.m. were forced to free the driver of the Saturn, who police said suffered life-threatening injuries. The man was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, and his condition was unknown Tuesday night, Addison Fire District Batallion Chief Roy Charvat said.

The driver of the pickup was out and walking after the crash but was taken to GlenOaks Medical Center as a precaution, Lullo said.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Police said there is no indication that alcohol played a factor in the crash.

Route 53 was shut down between Fullerton and Sidney Avenue until about 8 p.m. as the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Task Force investigated the crash.

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