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3 crashes occur at Huntley intersection within an hour

The intersection of Route 47 and Jim Dhamer Drive in Huntley was the spot of three separate crashes that occurred within an hour of each other Monday morning, according to Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk.

The first crash occurred at 7:10 a.m. when the driver of a 2013 Toyota southbound on Route 47 disobeyed a traffic control light and struck a car turning left onto Route 47 from Jim Dhamer Drive, Klunk said.

The driver at fault was cited for disobeying a traffic control device. Although he was unable to confirm which one, Klunk said one of the drivers was sent to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with minor injuries.

Huntley Deputy Fire Chief Al Schlick said there was a partial shutdown of the intersection for 15 to 20 minutes following the crash.

The second crash occurred minutes later when a vehicle southbound on Route 47 attempted to change lanes as a result of the first crash, Klunk said.

As it was changing lanes, the car struck another vehicle in front of it. The offending driver in this crash was cited for an improper lane change, Klunk said.

The third crash occurred at 7:46 a.m. when two vehicles southbound on Route 47 were stopped at the same intersection, according to Klunk. The driver of a third vehicle, unaware that the two cars had stopped, attempted to drive between the two vehicles and struck both, Klunk said.

No injuries were reported and the driver at fault was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance, Klunk said.

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