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The original item was published from 3/19/2022 9:27:56 AM to 4/10/2022 12:00:00 AM.

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Posted on: March 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Serious Long Grove Traffic Crash

On March 18, 2022, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 53 and Schaeffer Road, Long Grove, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located two vehicles, which collided head-on.  

Preliminary investigation shows a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz, driven by a 24-year-old woman of Waukegan, was traveling northbound on Route 53.  The driver crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic and struck a southbound 2009 Honda Accord, driven by a 34-year-old woman of Hanover Park, head-on.  It is possible the driver of the Chevrolet swerved to avoid a different vehicle turning left onto Schaeffer Road.  

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, with critical, life-threatening injuries.  She currently remains in the hospital with serious injuries that are no longer believed to be life-threatening.  Two passengers in the Chevrolet, a 3-year-old girl and 22-year-old man, both of Waukegan, were transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries and declined transport to a hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. 

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