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No tickets, injuries reported in semi-vs.-power pole crash

Updated: November 1, 2012 6:33AM

There were no injuries or tickets from a Thursday morning crash that cut the power to several businesses on the West Side of Aurora.

According to Aurora police, at 4:31 a.m., the driver, Thomas Thomas of Iowa, was backing into a parking lot between two buildings near Old Indian Trail and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Thomas said he hit a hanging power line and immediately pulled forward. When he did, he saw that the pole had fallen on the 48-foot trailer, police said. Several transformers also fell onto the truck and began leaking oil, police said. The spill was quickly contained, police said.

Sixteen customers were without power. Those customers include the small businesses in a strip mall that faced Indian Trail and the Illinois Department of Human Services office at 361 W. Indian Trail, which serves residents throughout the southern part of Kane County.


A Batavia man reported that his iPhone 5 was stolen at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Aurora. According to police, the Batavia man bought the iPhone 5, which was just released, for $199. He decided to try to sell the phone to make money and posted it on Craigslist for $750. A man replied to the ad and offered to pay him an extra $50 if he’d drive the phone to Aurora, police said. When the victim arrived, the suspect got in his car and asked to look at the phone, police said. The suspect then grabbed the phone and took off running, police said. No arrests have been made.

Someone may have been injured in a car-vs.-bike crash at 7:03 a.m. Thursday near Fulton Street and East Avenue, police said. The driver of the car, Nallely Nino was charged with no valid driver’s license, police said. The driver of the bicycle was not ticketed. Police did not release any further information.

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