One Injured in Truck, Vehicle Crash in West Dundee

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A crash between a Jeep Compass and a Mack truck hauling a trailer with 7,000 gallons of gasoline left a woman hospitalized early Saturday morning, West Dundee police said.

The accident occurred at 4 a.m. when the driver of the Jeep, traveling eastbound on Route 72, allegedly went through a red light and crashed into the truck that was heading north on Route 31, West Dundee Police Sgt. Steve Fletter said.

The truck pushed the Jeep through the intersection, off to the right and into a Jiffy Lube service center in the 700 block of West Main Street, he said. The driver of the Jeep had to be extricated from the wreck and was taken to a hospital where she is reported in stable condition, Fletter said.

There was some damage to the Jiffy Lube building and the trailer carrying the gasoline began to leak, but firefighters were able to contain the leak, he said.

"It's a miracle that they avoided utility poles and everything else," Fletter said.

The woman was cited for failure to obey a traffic light, report stated.

This article appeared on the Chicago Tribune

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