One hospitalized after dump truck rolls over on Route 53 near Palatine

  • Traffic along Route 53 the Palatine and Arlington Heights area backed up for miles Thursday morning after a dump truck struck a power line and rolled over near Rand Road. One person was injured in the crash.

      Traffic along Route 53 the Palatine and Arlington Heights area backed up for miles Thursday morning after a dump truck struck a power line and rolled over near Rand Road. One person was injured in the crash. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois State Police stopped traffic in both directions along Route 53 in the Palatine and Arlington Heights area Thursday morning after a dump truck struck a power line and rolled over near Rand Road. One person was injured and some people lost power in the area, but it was restored by late Thursday afternoon.

      Illinois State Police stopped traffic in both directions along Route 53 in the Palatine and Arlington Heights area Thursday morning after a dump truck struck a power line and rolled over near Rand Road. One person was injured and some people lost power in the area, but it was restored by late Thursday afternoon. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • One person was injured after a dump truck struck a power line and rolled over Thursday morning on northbound Route 53 near Rand Road in the Palatine area.

      One person was injured after a dump truck struck a power line and rolled over Thursday morning on northbound Route 53 near Rand Road in the Palatine area. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 5/13/2022 6:39 AM

One person was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening Thursday after a dump truck struck a power line on northbound Route 53 near Rand Road and rolled over, Illinois State Police said.

Police said the truck hit the power line at about 11:09 a.m. The power line then fell onto a semitrailer traveling south on Route 53 and wrapped around the vehicle.

 

Due to the downed power line across the roadway, lanes in both directions were completely shut down to de-energize the line, according to state police.

All lanes and ramps were reopened at approximately, 1:30 p.m.

According to a ComEd outage map, some customers lost electricity because of the crash, but power was restored to all by late Thursday afternoon.

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