Drivers injured in 2-car crash in St. Charles Township

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Two people were hurt, with one suffering potential life-threatening injuries, in a two-car crash Wednesday morning on Route 25 in St. Charles Township.

The crash took place at 6:40 a.m., near the intersection of Seminary Drive. According to a news release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, an older-model Jeep Wrangler, driven by a 27-year-old St. Charles man, was heading south on Route 25 when a four-door Cadillac, driven by a 33-year-old Bloomingdale man, pulled out directly in front of the Jeep.

Police said the Cadillac failed to stop at the stop sign for eastbound traffic on Seminary Drive. Lt. Pat Gengler, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, described it as a busy intersection and said it was a T-bone crash.

“If you don’t stop at that stop sign at that time of day, it’s probably going to be a problem,” Gengler said.

According to the release, the driver of the Cadillac was being treated for potential life-threatening injuries. The other driver’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

No charges were immediately issued, police said. The drivers of both vehicles were the sole occupants and were taken to Delnor Hospital. Police said it appears neither driver had been wearing a seatbelt. The investigation is ongoing, police said, and it has not yet been determined whether drugs, alcohol or electronic devices played a role in the crash. Route 25 was closed between Army Trail Road and Seminary Drive for three hours while the crash was investigated.