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Accident Wednesday knocks out traffic light in Algonquin

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 8:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 9:58 a.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – A two-car accident Wednesday in Algonquin snarled traffic after a vehicle struck a utility box and knocked out power to a traffic signal, according to the Huntley Fire Protection District.

Crews were called to the intersection of Algonquin and Franks road at around 7 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an accident with injuries.

A vehicle was traveling east on Algonquin Road when it attempted to make a left turn on to Franks Road while the traffic light was yellow, according to the Algonquin Police Department. A westbound vehicle traveling through the intersection then struck the vehicle.

The crash forced one of the vehicles into a utility box, causing the traffic light to go out, fire protection district officials said. A 20-year-old Huntley man was later transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The 20-year-old driver of the vehicle attempting to make the left turn was cited for failure to yield while turning left and no proof of insurance. He is a Carpentersville resident.

Members of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District also assisted with the incident.

— Lawerence Synett

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