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Alcohol likely involved in Carpentersville car crash

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 11:39 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 11:45 p.m. CDT

CARPENTERSVILLE – Two women were transported to the hospital Thursday night after their car struck a tree in Carpentersville.

Around 9:15 p.m. a vehicle traveling in the 400 block of Tulsa Ave. swerved off the road and hit a tree, according to Carpentersville Fire Department Battalion Chief Todd Middendorf.

The two women were trapped inside their vehicle and firefighters had to cut the car doors off to get them out.

The driver, 24-year-old Sandra Alonso, told firefighters she had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash, according to Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Erman Blevins. Firefighters detected the smell of alcohol on Alonso when they removed her from the vehicle, Blevins said.

Alonso suffered several broken bones as a result of the accident and is listed in serious condition, he said. No information was available on the condition of the passenger.

Both women were initially transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital, but Alonso was sent to another hospital for advanced care, Blevins said.

Police could not conduct a field sobriety test due to the nature of Alonso’s injuries, and they will not be able to issue any charges until the toxicology reports come back, he said.

There were no pedestrian injuries as a result of the crash.

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