No charges will be filed against a young man who suffered serious injuries early Tuesday evening, after the sport utility vehicle he was driving left a roadway and knocked down a tree outside a house on Naperville’s far south side.
Naperville police Cmdr. Lou Cammiso on Thursday confirmed no criminal charges will be filed or tickets issued to the unidentified, 24-year-old man because of “a medical condition” he suffered during the incident.
The crash occurred about 6:27 p.m. Tuesday at Conan Doyle Road and Lawrence Drive in the Ashbury neighborhood. The driver, who was traveling alone at the time, had to be extricated from his ruined blue, Ford Explorer, after it struck and toppled a tree at the intersection’s southwest corner.
Cammiso said while police and firefighters initially believed the SUV had rolled over after hitting the tree, it did not do so, and instead came to a stop upright, after traveling several more feet.
The motorist “suffered a medical condition while driving, causing him to leave the roadway and strike the tree,” Cammiso said. The man was taken by ambulance to Edward Hospital in Naperville before being transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, after suffering what Cammiso characterized as being “very serious” injuries.
All of the SUV’s air bags appeared to have deployed upon impact. Pieces of the vehicle’s front end and other debris were strewn on the pavement of both Conan Doyle Road and Lawrence Drive.
Naperville Fire Department Capt. Tom Oker said Tuesday on the scene of the crash a “specialized rescue” operation brought 13 firefighters and paramedics and five vehicles and pieces of apparatus to the area. Firefighters by 6:52 p.m. had freed the driver, and then loaded him onto a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance.
Police closed Conan Doyle Road to traffic during the rescue effort, which attracted scores of curious area residents and passersby.Tags: Accident