NEW LENOX TOWNSHIP - A driver was hospitalized with multiple injuries after he crashed his car into a utility pole near Laraway and Schoolhouse Road just outside of incorporated New Lenox on Friday morning.
New Lenox police were the first to respond to the scene around 6:30 a.m. and then Will County Sheriff's police responded around 8:30 a.m. after determining the accident was right outside of the village limits according to New Lenox Police Sgt. Kyle Lakomiak.
The male driver's black Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling west on Laraway Road when it went into the northside shoulder, came back into the roadway and crossed both lanes of traffic. The car then drove through a ditch and appeared to go into the air until it hit a utility pole and the driver was ejected from the vehicle.
Lakomiak said the driver was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox with several broken bones, including his pelvis, ribs, back and possible internal injuries. He was later transferred to Loyola Medical Center in critical but stable condition.
Lakomiak added that the scene of the accident was nearly cleaned up around 1 p.m. and that traffic would be able to flow normally shortly after. He also said that ComEd would be working to replace the pole.