SUV Drives Into Retention Pond In Aurora, Illinois

Two Injured In Kane County Car Crash

There was an early-morning car crash this morning (June 17, 2015) in Aurora in which a SUV drove into a retention pond.

According to Aurora Police, the accident happened at approximately 4:56 a.m., and began when a SUV, driven by a 31-year-old woman from Aurora, was driving out of a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Edgelawn Drive.  At that point, she collided with a car driven by a 35-year-old man from Aurora.

After that collision, the SUV drove into a retention pond to the east.

An Aurora police officer was able to pull a 7-year-old girl (the daughter of the SUV’s driver) from the water.  However, the SUV’s driver as well her 9-year-old son remained submerged in the SUV for approximately 30 minutes before they were pulled from the water by the Aurora Fire Department Dive Team.

The girl was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  The mother and her son were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries, which were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the sedan that was involved in the initial collision was also taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The cause of the accidents are currently under investigation.  Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Aurora Police Traffic Investigators at 630-256-5330.

For Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 17, 2015 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Police:  2 have life-threatening injuries after SUV ends up in pond” as well as the June 17 Montgomery Patch article titled “2 Critically Injured in Aurora Crash.”

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