Driver survives after car strikes house, catches fire in Mundelein

A car caught fire after striking a Mundelein house Thursday, but the driver survived, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 6 p.m. on the 500 block of Quigley Street.

The driver experienced a medical emergency, lost consciousness and lost control of the black Ford Crown Victoria he was driving, Fire Chief Bill Lark said.

The car went across a driveway and a front yard before stopping against the house's front stoop, where its engine compartment caught fire.

Officers pulled the unconscious driver out of the car and put out the flames with extinguishers. After arriving, firefighters sprayed the burning car with a hose, too.

The driver was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. No one in the house was injured.

The house was damaged but deemed livable by a building inspector, Lark said.

Police are investigating the crash.

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