Busy Day for Traffic Accidents Saturday
Algonquin and Lake in the Hills saw several crashes along Randall Road on what was a very busy holiday shopping day.
Rain as well as heavy traffic were contributing factors in several crashes Saturday, said Algonquin Police Department Sgt. Ryan Markham.
"I was kind of surprised. The first snowfall is usually when we see a high number of crashes," Markham said. "The congestion along Randall and the rain were definitely factors."
Between Algonquin and Lake in the Hills, police responded to 15 crashes during the day.
Ten of those crashes were reported in Algonquin — mostly along Randall Road — between 11:20 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Markham said. The most notable was a crash at the Algonquin Commons where a 78-year-old woman drove her sports utility vehicle through the front of Carter's, 2108 Randall Road.
No one was seriously injured in that crash, Markham said.
In Lake in the Hills, three of its five crashes occurred along Randall while its two other crashes were on Algonquin Road. A 65-year-old woman with a head injury was transported to an area hospital following one of the LITH crashes at Pyott and Algonquin roads at 5:22 p.m.