WAUCONDA TOWNSHIP — Police are looking into why a man got out of a vehicle June 19 along Route 120 in Wauconda Township and then was struck and critically injured.
About 11:45 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Route 120 west of Fisher Road in Wauconda Township for a vehicle that struck a pedestrian, causing injuries, according to a news release. They found a 34-year-old Grayslake man with life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows that minutes before the crash, the man had gotten out of a vehicle on Route 120 and had begun walking. As he was walking along the shoulder, he entered the roadway in the westbound lanes, where he was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Impala, driven by a 30-year-old man from an unincorporated area near Round Lake.
Initially, the pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington, but due to the severity of his injuries, he was then taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge by medical helicopter. He was at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in critical condition, according to the release.
Sheriff’s crash investigators are working to determine whether impairment was a factor in the crash and why the man exited a vehicle on a busy roadway.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Source: The Daily Chronicle