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Kappelhof Survives Car Crash

The Fire defender escaped a dramatic crash with only minor injuries

MLS: Chicago Fire at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire defender Johan Kappelhof is doing well after surviving a car crash earlier today.

The incident happened around 9:30am this morning on South Harlem Avenue near Toyota Park. While en route to team practice, Kappelhof’s car was hit by a U-Haul truck. The truck hit a second vehicle, forcing it to roll over, before fleeing the scene.

Kappelhof was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. The club confirmed Kap’s release from the hospital and that he checked in with the team at Toyota Park later in the day.

Another individual in the other car struck was also taken to the hospital and is reported to be in good condition.

Police pursued the truck until it broke down from the crash. Two individuals then fled on foot but were ultimately apprehended.

We’ll update this post as necessary, but for now it seems that Kappelhof will be okay. Thank goodness.