Local

Man crashes vehicle into entrance of Lake in the Hills Anytime Fitness gym

A vehicle crashed into the front doors of Anytime Fitness gym about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
A vehicle crashed into the front doors of Anytime Fitness gym about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Hours are reduced at a Lake in the Hills gym after a 51-year-old man drove his vehicle through the front entrance Saturday.

The vehicle crashed into the front doors of Anytime Fitness, 9521 Ackman Road, about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, manager Cody Stevens said. No one was hurt.

The driver was trying to park but accelerated instead of braking, Lake in the Hills police communications coordinator Ashley Eccles said. He was not cited. ​

Stevens said no staff members were in the building at the time of the crash, but a few members were inside working out.

“All I can go off of is camera footage, and I saw everyone stopped what they were doing, made sure the driver was OK, and then continued to work out,” Stevens said. “We had a big gaping hole in the middle of the building, but we still had people working out and dedicated to their routine.”

Anytime Fitness allows members to come in 24/7 through the gym’s front-door security system and key pad. However, because the front door with the system was destroyed in the crash, members cannot scan in during hours that are not staffed.

The gym has expanded staffing hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stevens said he hopes the doors and security system are fixed by the end of the week.

“This definitely isn’t something you prepare for on a day-to-day basis,” Stevens said.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.