Pickup truck barrels through Downers Grove home, leaving 2 hospitalized

ByLiz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Pickup truck barrels through Downers Grove home, leaving 2 hurt
A truck barreled through a home in Downers Grove near Briargate Drive and 66th Street Friday afternoon, leaving two people hospitalized.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were hospitalized after a pickup truck drove straight through a home in southwest suburban Downers Grove Friday afternoon.

It was a straight shot through this single family home without any stopping.

"It was strange because there wasn't any screeching, no squealing no honking," said neighbor Mickey Bravo.

By the look, and sound of it, neighbors think the driver might not have even tapped the brakes.

Chopper7 was over the scene of the crash near Briargate Drive and 66th Street around 5 p.m.

Deep, fresh divots in the front yard followed the truck's high speed trail through the home.

Luckly, in the few seconds it took the truck to tear through the living room, the couple who lives in the home was in the basement.

Investigators said the male driver may have suffered a medical emergency, causing him to crash.

He and a female passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

It appears the truck entered the house through the front room windows before exiting the other side.

Bravo said he didn't quite believe it until he saw it.

"I think it's one of those things where you're like, 'did that just happen,'" he added.

The couple who lives there, Bravo said, were shockingly calm, only seeming to experience actual shock when he offered help.

This imagine shook them to their core, probably," Bravo said.

Debris was strewn across the backyard. A tow truck was seen removing the heavily damaged pickup from the scene.

Fortunately, police said no one was injured inside the house. The incident remains under investigation.

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