No Citations Issued in Plainfield Gazebo Crash
No one was hurt when a car crashed into a gazebo at Old Renwick Trail Park.
The gazebo at the park, located off Old Renwick Trail not far from Renwick Road, was taken down by Plainfield Park District staff on Sunday after the car crashed into it on Saturday night.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said the driver told police that prior to the crash, another vehicle was riding his car's bumper. The other vehicle then pulled up alongside the 19-year-old's Mitsubishi Galant, forcing it off the road and causing it to crash into the gazebo, the driver claimed.
Roechner said police did spot another set of tire tracks in the road near the crash site, which could corroborate the teen's story. He said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Police said no tickets were issued to the driver of the car.
A resident of the neighborhood said in an email to Patch that she saw the white car speeding through the area prior to the crash.
"Several neighbors noted the young driver of the car was laughing, and telling his friends to take pictures, and post it on Twitter," after the crash, she said.
No one was injured in the incident, Roechner said.
Plainfield Park District spokesman Doug Booth said Superintendent of Parks Gene Coldwater arrived at the park shortly after the accident. The next morning, crews took the gazebo down for safety reasons, so that no one could walk underneath the damaged structure.
Booth said the park district will have to rebuild the gazebo, which he called a total loss.