Man in critical condition after South Elgin crash

  • A s 2006 Lexus hit a pole on Randall Road just north of Silver Glen Road in South Elgin Tuesday afternoon. The driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

    A s 2006 Lexus hit a pole on Randall Road just north of Silver Glen Road in South Elgin Tuesday afternoon. The driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Crews work the scene of an accident on Randall Road just north of Silver Glen Road in South Elgin Tuesday afternoon.

    Crews work the scene of an accident on Randall Road just north of Silver Glen Road in South Elgin Tuesday afternoon. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Southbound traffic on Randall Road in South Elgin backs up following a crash in the northbound lanes Tuesday afternoon.

    Southbound traffic on Randall Road in South Elgin backs up following a crash in the northbound lanes Tuesday afternoon. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/7/2017 10:08 PM

A man was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after he apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck an electric pole on Randall Road in South Elgin, authorities said.

South Elgin police and fire officials responded at 1:26 p.m. to the crash, which closed northbound Randall Road just north of Silver Glen Road. The road was closed as ComEd worked to repair the pole, Police Sgt. Mike Doty said.

 

Traffic was being redirected from northbound Randall Road onto Silver Glen Road.

The man -- whose identity police are not releasing yet -- was trapped in his 2006 Lexus and was extricated by the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Department. He was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin in critical condition, Doty said.

Witnesses told police that the driver lost control of vehicle and struck the pole, Doty said. "The roads were a little slick at the time," he said.

The Kane County Sheriff's office assisted in the accident reconstruction, and Kane County Office of Emergency Management assisted with traffic control. Randall Road was reopened by 6 p.m..

• Daily Herald staff photographer Brian Hill contributed to this story.

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