Driver hospitalized after crashing pickup into Glenview home

GLENVIEW — An east side Glenview resident was in his kitchen Thursday morning when a Ford pickup truck rammed through a brick wall into his study den just feet away.

The front of Martin Abrams’ home at 4402 Hammersmith Lane received extensive damage at 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a pickup truck lost control traveling south on Potter Road, clipped a mailbox and continued across Abrams’ lawn.

Abrams, who was not injured, said the male driver lived in the neighborhood, and a jogger had pulled him unconscious from the still-running truck.

The driver — a male whose age was not immediately known — was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Glenview Police Sgt. Patrick Schuster.

The truck was apparently southbound on Potter when it veered to the right and off the road, according to Schuster.

“I thought it was a landscaper who had lost control of his mower,” Abrams said.

“Tons of smoke was pouring in because the driver’s foot was still on the gas pedal, so his tires were still spinning,” he added, pointing to black skid marks on his front steps sidewalk.

Abrams said the truck was halfway in the room.

“The emergency responders were great. Lots of them here very quickly,” he said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Schuster said. No charges had been filed as of early Thursday afternoon.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report

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