On Saturday, February 25, 2017, at approximately 7:51 pm, an Officer from the West Chicago Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of southbound Route 59 and Arbor Avenue for multiple traffic violations. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and turned onto eastbound Hawthorne Lane and then turned left onto northbound Wild Ginger Lane. Upon turning onto northbound Wild Ginger Lane the vehicle increased its speed in an attempt to elude the Officer. While attempting to elude the Officer, the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed in the area of the 1000 block of Trillium Trail. The driver of the vehicle had to be extricated after which he air was lifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
The West Chicago Police Department is being assisted by the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team, (DuCART) and the DuPage County Sheriffs Police. The investigation remains open and further information will be released at a later date and time.
Further inquiries may be directed to: Sergeant Eugene Samuel, firstname.lastname@example.org, (630) 293-2222.