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Man Critically Injured in Possible Alcohol-Related Crash: Police

The Joliet man veered off Theodore Road into a farm field and was thrown from his car, police said.

Alcohol may have been a factor in an early morning crash that left a Joliet man in critical condition, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.

The 46-year-old man was driving westbound on Theodore shortly after midnight when he veered off into a farm field near County Line Road and was ejected 30 feet from his car, Roechner said.


He was transported to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and later flown to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, he said. He suffered massive internal and head injuries.

The man's identity was not released. He lives in Joliet but has a Plainfield address.

Scott Petric September 03, 2013 at 02:31 AM
...."Alcohol may have been a factor in an early morning crash that left a Joliet man in critical condition, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.".... Shut up Al... was he drunk? was he not drunk and instead very tired and fell asleep? Everyone picking on this as a drunk driving accident just because some putz with a badge mentions drunk driving while providing no evidence as such. Total BS...
vszendzial September 07, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Don't jump to conclusions on this one folks! Turns out the gentleman driving had either a stroke or brain aneurysm. Scott Petric..... seems you were correct on this one sir.
Herc September 07, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Sorry to hear that, I pray that he makes a complete recovery!
Jax September 09, 2013 at 02:35 PM
was there another story because I didn't see what they ruled what was the cause of the accident. I hope he is gonna recovery its a shame no matter how it happened thank goodness I know this may sound bad but that it happened so late and no kids were out playing in their backyards and saw this..
Karen Sorensen September 09, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Jax -- there's been no update because the person in the crash is still hospitalized. I do not believe charges will be filed until he's released. Also, I do not believe toxicology results are back.

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