Roosevelt Road reopens after West Chicago crash injures 8

 
 
Updated 5/20/2016 6:35 PM

Eight people injured Friday in a two-car crash on Roosevelt Road in West Chicago are all expected to recover, authorities said.

A man driving a Hyundai was pinned in his car and had to be extricated, but firefighters were able to free him about 15 minutes after responding to the crash at 11:13 a.m. at Roosevelt and Town roads, West Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Hugh Stott said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The pinned driver and seven adult men who were inside a Chevy Suburban all were taken by ambulance to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield with nonlife-threatening injuries, Stott said.

The Suburban was heading west on Roosevelt and the Hyundai was traveling south on Town when the two vehicles collided, West Chicago police Cmdr. Eric Shipman said. The department's traffic safety unit still is investigating exactly how the crash occurred.

The crash closed Roosevelt Road between Joliet Road and Washington Street/Fabyan Parkway for about 40 minutes, Stott said, but the scene was largely cleared by 12:15 p.m.

No citations or charges have been issued. Shipman said police do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Fire crews from Winfield, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, Warrenville and Naperville all assisted with the response, several of them by providing ambulances to drive the patients to the hospital, Stott said.

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