Good Samaritans rescue car crash victim from drowning in a creek

DEKALB COUNTY - A DeKalb County man was hospitalized this morning after quick-thinking bystanders pulled him from his overturned car following an accident.

Police say Jeffrey Atwell lost control of his vehicle on East Sandwich Road, north of Bastian in Hinkley Tuesday afternoon. He then drove into a ditch and went airborne, hitting a ComEd pole and snapping it in half before landing upside down in a creek.

Witnesses to the accident were able to rescue Atwell from his car and performed CPR. He was flown to a suburban Chicago hospital.

There is no word on his condition at this time.

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