Authorities respond to severe vehicle collision

By on January 24, 2014

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Police officers and firefighters on Tuesday morning responded to a report of a near-head-on collision on Galena Boulevard, just east of Regency Boulevard.

The crash occurred when a Chevy Malibu, traveling eastbound on Galena Boulevard, drifted into the oncoming lane, colliding with a Volkswagen Jetta traveling westbound. According to Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins, the driver of the Malibu was trying to get control of the vehicle after it had briefly drifted onto the shoulder. Road conditions were snowy at the time of the crash, with visibility also reduced.

The driver of the Jetta had to be extricated out of his vehicle by Sugar Grove firefighters. Both drivers were then transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.