Crash on Driver’s Side Seriously Injures Man Near Lakewood Dog Park, Fairfield Rd North of Route 176 Wauconda


Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Wauconda Fire District Firefighter/Paramedics responded about 3:25 p.m. Thursday June 16, 2016, to a report of a crash with injuries on Fairfield Road north of Route 176 in unincorporated Wauconda. When sheriff’s deputies arrived they discovered a 2006 Cadillac DTS and 2013 Hyundai Sonata with significant damage. The driver of the Cadillac was found to have suffered critical injuries. The Cadillac also had severe damage on the driver’s side door.


Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the Hyundai was traveling northbound on Fairfield Road when the driver of the Cadillac exited the Lakewood Dog Park at 27511 North Fairfield Road, Unincorporated Wauconda. The driver of the Cadillac attempted to make a left turn to travel southbound on Fairfield Road, but pulled out directly in front of the northbound Hyundai. The front-end of the Hyundai struck the driver’s side of the Cadillac.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 72 year-old man, from Lake Zurich, was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai, an 18 year-old man, from Wauconda, was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with reported non-life threatening injuries. A five year-old male passenger in the Hyundai was also transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with reported non-life threatening injuries.

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

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