Three people were hospitalized following a rollover crash that involved two cars and a semi-truck in Antioch Monday evening, police said.
The Antioch Police Department and Antioch Fire Department responded around 8:21 p.m. Monday to the area of Route 173 and Redwing Parkway for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Antioch Police Department Sgt. Charles Smith said that a Nissan sedan, driven by a 16-year-old Antioch boy who had an instruction permit, was traveling eastbound on Route 173.
The Nissan, which had an adult family member in the passenger seat, attempted to turn north onto Redwing Parkway and failed to yield to a semi-truck trailer.
The semi-truck, driven by a 31-year-old man from Canada, was traveling westbound when the Nissan pulled in front of it.
The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to be pushed back into the eastbound lane of Route 173.
Smith said that the Nissan ended up striking a Jeep, driven by a 35-year-old Round Lake man, causing the Jeep to leave the roadway and hit a telephone pole.
The Jeep rolled over onto its side as it went into the ditch before striking the pole. Firefighters had to extricate the driver of the Jeep from his vehicle.
Three people involved in the crash were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately two hours for investigation and cleanup, Smith said, adding, “We are thankful this accident did not result in serious injury and/or death given the circumstances.”