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