4 injured after vehicle crashes into Wings and Rings in Crystal Lake

A vehicle crashed into a Wings and Rings in Crystal Lake Thursday afternoon.

At about 5:30 p.m., Crystal Lake police and fire departments responded to the 1500 block of Carlemont Drive for a report of a single-vehicle crash with injuries.

"It was a loud bang, just a crazy bang, and we just like looked up, didn’t quite know what it was," said Colin Kasprak, who works at a next-door tattoo parlor.

According to preliminary information, a Nissan Altima was traveling westbound in the parking lot, and while attempting to park, the vehicle drove over the sidewalk and struck the building.

"A lot of force to be able to park right here and to get in there, went through tables, the walls and those windows are really thick," said Kasprak.


The vehicle came to a stop inside the business, police said.

Four adults were transported from the scene to a local hospital. Their injuries range from minor to serious.

"That’s when we ran in to make sure all our coworkers were ok and none of the coworkers were hurt," said Bridget Vrtis, who was at the tattoo parlor but also works at the restaurant. "I’m glad that no one is fatally injured, nobody died and that’s all that really matters at the end of the day."

The male driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Buffalo Wings & Rings will be closed until further notice.

The crash remains under investigation.

If you have information relating to the crash, you are asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.

You can also send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).