Crash shuts down Dee Road in Park Ridge for 20 hours

A stretch of Dee Road through Park Ridge was closed for nearly a day after a utility pole was damaged in a one-car accident Sunday.

Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said a 19-year-old Norridge man was driving south on Dee Road just before 6:30 a.m. March 2, when his vehicle lost control near Elm Street, struck a snowbank and then a utility pole on the west side of the street.

The accident damaged the pole and utility lines were hanging across the road, Jogmen said.

Dee Road was closed between Elm Street and Sibley Avenue for nearly 20 hours while the ComEd pole was replaced and repairs to utility lines were conducted, he said. Jogmen indicated that there was some question among cable television providers as to which company’s lines were in need of repairs, contributing to the length of time Dee Road was closed.

Power outages also happened in the area while ComEd conducted repairs.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for a possible head injury. He was cited for driving too fast for conditions as Dee Road was covered in snow at the time of the accident.

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