UPDATE: Man in Critical Condition After Driving Into Algonquin Pond

Emergency personnel were called to 1524 Randall Road in Algonquin Wednesday.

Credit: Daily Herald video
Credit: Daily Herald video

A 57-year-old Algonquin man remained in critical condition Thursday after he drove his car into a retention pond at the Algonquin Commons, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Police are not sure why Paul Mellor drove his car into the pond and Mellor has remained unconscious since the incident, which was reported about 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the article. 

Read more on the Chicago Tribune. 

The above information was updated at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. 


ORIGINAL ARTICLE: First responders smashed the sunroof of a car in and pulled a man out after his vehicle went into a pond at Algonquin Commons and was beginning to sink, according to the Daily Herald. 

Area fire department divers were called to the scene of the incident at 11:15 a.m., according to the Elgin Courier-News. 

The Honda Accord went from the parking lot at Half-Price Books at the Algonquin Commons into the pond and the man, who was transported to an area hospital, was unconscious and had no pulse at the time of the rescue, according to the Daily Herald. 


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