An investigation is under way after a serious accident sent four people to the hospital in Aurora late Thursday night.
Just after 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, Aurora police officers were called to theft in progress, at the Walmart, in the 2900 block of Kirk Road. While officers were responding to the store, an APD officer spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
The officer tried to follow the car but lost sight of it a short time later. About two minutes later, officers were notified that the suspect’s vehicle slammed into a car, with three people inside of it, at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Sullivan Road.
Aurora Fire Department firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene to provide immediate care to the injured parties.
Two people were airlifted in extremely critical condition to a Chicago area hospital. Another person is in serious condition at an Aurora area hospital. The suspect was transported to an Aurora area hospital where he was later airlifted to a Chicago area hospital.
Aurora police requested the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force to the scene of the incident to conduct an investigation. They were assisted by members of Aurora Police’s Traffic Division to reconstruct the accident.
The intersection of IL Route 25 (Aurora Avenue) and Sullivan Road remained shut down early Friday morning as investigators worked on the scene. Aurora’s Emergency Management Agency provided light trucks and street blockades to assist with road closures and scene lighting.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release