UPDATE: Police Lieutenant Says 2 Women Stable After Car Crashes into Bolingbrook Pond

Driver of vehicle and Good Samaritan both reported in stable condition.

Emergency crews pulled two victims out of a pond following a crash early Monday night near the intersection of Avalon Lane and Lindsey Lane in Bolingbrook, according to Police Lt. Mike Rompa.

A 35-year-old woman—identified as the driver the vehicle—and a 46-year-old female Good Samaritan were rescued and are in stable condition, Rompa said. He said both were transported to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and are being treated for hypothermia.

Rompa said the Bolingbrook Police 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received several calls in reference to a vehicle which entered the pond near Volunteer Park—Avalon & Lindsey—at about 6 p.m. He said the preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway and ceased movement on the ice in the pond.

"A short time after, the vehicle broke through the ice and became partially submerged in the water," Rompa said.

After arriving on the scene, Rompa said Bolingbrook police and fire department officials located the vehicle in the pond, and both of the women were rescued by emergency personnel.

Rompa said the incident is currently under investigation.

Mercier Family December 16, 2013 at 08:49 PM
We all need to take extra precaution while driving during inclement weather..my vechile slid off the road today while trying to avoid a speeding driver. Pls. ppl for the sake of all our lives..god bless.
mray December 17, 2013 at 07:16 AM
Hopefully, in the future, this person will adjust their speed to accomodate weather conditions. Luckily, barring the good samaritan, no one one else was injured.
Debbie Barker Ricken-Lyon December 17, 2013 at 09:25 AM
Who was the person who drove into the pond? Also, who was the Good Samaritan?
Dragonfly December 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM
scary! Well, it's called an accident for a reason. I'm glad no one was seriously injured. I am sure that they were scared out of their minds.
Buford T. Justice December 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I'm glad no lost their life in this incident. That being said,I hope the driver was ticketed and will have to attend driving school. This was not the first vehicle that went into this pond. SMH...
Jennifer Jones December 17, 2013 at 01:10 PM
No one said this person was driving out of control. Accidents happen during icy weather even if a person is driving carefully. Stop trying to find someone to blame and be thankful they are alive.
Buford T. Justice December 17, 2013 at 02:46 PM
On the news someone saw the car speeding and fly off the road into the pond.Yeah,they were driving too fast for conditions,and they were to blame for this mishap of machinery. Be glad no one was in the path of her car,thankfully no one was hurt in this incident. SMH...


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