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On Friday, April 1, 2022 at approximately 9:20 AM, a silver 2005 Ford Explorer driven by a 29-year-old female from Beach Park was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road north of Chaney Avenue in Beach Park. A 7-year-old male and dog, both of whom were also from Beach Park, entered the roadway on Sheridan Road north of Chaney Avenue and were struck by the northbound Ford Explorer.
The driver and sole occupant of the Ford Explorer was not injured and remained at the scene. The child was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries. The child will be transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for further treatment. The dog was believed to be deceased and was removed from the scene by bystanders.
The driver of the Ford Explorer is cooperating in the investigation. Impairment is not believed to be a factor.
The investigation will continue through the Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigation Unit.