Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Gurnee firefighter/paramedics* responded about 6:04 p.m. Friday August 10, 2018 to a report of a crash with multiple injuries near Green Bay Road and Nemesis Avenue, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries. The crash was initially dispatched to the area of Green Bay Road and Wall Avenue.
A female driver of a Kia Forte suffered critical, life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Also in the Kia were two juveniles, age 6 and age 8. The 6-year-old juvenile was initially transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center, and later flown by Flight for Life to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was listed in critical condition. The 8-year-old juvenile was transported to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of a Dodge Durango sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge holds a Pediatric Critical Care Center designation from the State of Illinois — a designation that reflects the highest level of pediatric critical care and emergency care for the unique needs of children, according to Advocate Health.
Preliminary investigation shows that a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by a 20-year-old male of Park City, was traveling northbound on Green Bay Road. The male crossed the double-yellow center lane divider and entered the southbound lane of traffic. The Dodge Durango struck the 2014 Kia Forte, which was being driven southbound by a 26-year-old female of Zion.
The crash is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Green Bay Road in the area is a a two lane roadway with narrow shoulders. According to Google Street View of the Green Bay Road area of the crash scene (captured September 2015), Green Bay Road has a Speed Limit of 45 MPH and is divided by yellow hash lines, not a double yellow line.
* Precise fire/medic units not confirmed on this call. Beach Park or another fire/rescue agency may have responded on this call — not confirmed.
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