Illinois - Semi-truck, van collide

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    ELGIN — A man was critically injured Monday afternoon in an auto accident at Randall Road and Illinois 72, the third major accident at that intersection in six months, authorities said.

    The 35-year-old man was not identified but was listed in critical condition at a Sherman Hospital after being extricated from a vehicle by rescue workers, said Elgin police spokeswoman Tamara Welter. A 16-year-old driver and 14-year-old passenger, both of unincorporated Elgin, had non-life threatening injuries. The 16-year-old was treated and released at Sherman Hospital. The 14-year-old was transported to Provena St. Joseph Hospital.

    Welter said the intersection was closed until a minor hazardous materials spill, involving chemicals used to refinish floors, was cleaned up by an independent company. The streets were reopened at 6 p.m.

    An 18-wheel 2003 Sterling semi-truck, driven by a 42-year-old Stillman Valley man, was traveling eastbound on Randall Road and collided with a white 1987 GMC Vandura van turning left from Illinois 72 to go south on Randall Road, Welter said. The driver of the semi had non-life threatening injuries and refused transport to a hospital.

    The 16-year-old was driving the van, she said. No citations have been issued.

    That van was pushed up against a street sign on the southeast corner of the intersection with the semi-truck lodged into the passenger side. The van's back door was popped open and materials were strewn on the ground.

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