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Updated: Police identify man injured in Campton Hills crash at intersection 'notorious for accidents'

Accident happened Friday afternoon

Police Car
Police Car

CAMPTON HILLS – A 35-year-old St. Charles man was flown to a hospital with serious injuries following a traffic crash Friday afternoon at Burlington and Dittman roads in Campton Hills, police said.

Campton Hills Officer James Levand said the crash occurred at 2:23 p.m. at a T-intersection “notorious for accidents.”

Burlington Road does not have a stop sign, signal or left turn lane while Dittman Road has a stop sign, he said.

The crash occurred when Drew Kemnitz, 35, of St. Charles, who was driving an Acura TX, crashed into the rear of a Toyota 4Runner that was stopped in the southbound lane on Burlington Road to make a left turn onto Dittman Road, Levand said.

“He failed to stop,” Levand said. “He was doing about 65 miles an hour. He rear-ended the 4Runner, pushed it off the road onto the front lawn of a residence. The Acura came to rest 500 feet after the initial impact and in the wrong lane of traffic.”

Kemnitz was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where a hospital spokesman said he was listed in serious condition.

Elburn paramedics transported the 66-year-old woman who was driving the Toyota to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva with minor injuries, Levand said.

“I talked to her. She’s going to be alright,” Levand said. “He (the driver of the Acura) was not wearing a seatbelt and took the full impact of the steering wheel into his chest.”

Each vehicle had just one occupant, the driver, Levand said.

“That intersection is pretty notorious for accidents,” Levand said. “Burlington is through traffic and there is no turn lane (for turning onto Dittman.) We have had a bunch of accidents there, people waiting to make a turn, (drivers) not paying attention and do not stop in time.”

Levand said Kemnitz would receive several tickets as a result of the crash.

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