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Pedestrian struck, critically injured in Ingleside

INGLESIDE — A pedestrian was struck and critically injured by a vehicle June 3 in Ingleside, police said.

About 6:40 p.m. June 3, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a traffic crash on Route 59 at Stanton Point Road, Ingleside. They found a black Chrysler 300 and a critically injured 53-year-old Ingleside man, who had been struck by the Chrysler, according to a news release.

Preliminary investigation shows that the Chrysler, driven by a 39-year-old Ingleside man, was traveling east on Route 59 in the area of Stanton Point Road. The pedestrian was in the same area, walking on the south shoulder of Route 59 because there are no sidewalks in this area.

For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chrysler veered onto the southern shoulder. The Chrysler struck the pedestrian and the pedestrian suffered major injuries as a result.

The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in critical condition. The driver of the Chrysler was uninjured, police said.

Sheriff’s office traffic crash investigators continue to investigate and are working to determine if impairment or distraction were factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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