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Minivan Drives Through Bloomingdale Home Christmas Day

Nobody was hurt in the incident



    Van Crashes into Bloomingdale House

    Crews worked to remove a minivan that drove into a Bloomingdale home on Christmas Day. NBC5's Katie Kim reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 26, 2014)

    No one was hurt when a minivan drove through a home in northwest suburban Bloomingdale on Christmas Day.

    At about 7:10 p.m. a 1997 Nissan crashed into the front of the home in the 100 block of Norton Drive and drove through three rooms, Bloomingdale Fire Battalion Chief Chris Wilson told reporters at the scene.

    The van was completely submerged inside the home and ended up in the kitchen, Bloomingdale police said. A family of three lives in the house, but no one was home at the time, Wilson said.

    The driver of the minivan, a 52-year-old man from Glendale Heights, wasn’t hurt and was being questioned by police Thursday night. The crash was caused by a medical episode the man was having, police said.

    It took crews about 30 minutes to remove the minivan from the home, and damage to structural supports of the home displaced the family, Wilson said.

    The family had hosted a Christmas Eve party for about 40 people the night before, officials said.

    “In that situation you’d have the potential for severe injury or loss of life,” Wilson said.

    It was the second time a vehicle crashed into a northwest suburban home in less than a month. Bloomingdale Fire Protection District crews removed a taxicab that crashed into a Glendale Heights home on Dec. 1, about a mile and a half away in the 1800 block of Gregory Avenue, officials said at the time.