Man Walking Bicycle, Carrying Groceries Hit, Killed by Ford Taurus on Route 83, Round Lake

Round Lake Fire Department firefighter/paramedics and Round Lake police officers responded about 7:00 p.m. Monday October 22, 2018 to a report that man was struck by a vehicle on Route 83 north of Monaville Road. The man was walking his bicycle while carrying groceries, and was hit across the street from J’s Liquor and near the Walmart Supercenter.

Police and firefighter/paramedics found the man unresponsive in the roadway. He was treated by firefighter/paramedics and The man was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead. The man’s identity was not immediately released by authorities.

According to police, the man was crossing Route 83 from the west side of Route 83 and was heading east just before 7:99 p.m. when he was struck by a 2008 Ford Taurus that was heading southbound. The car was being driven by a 26-year-old woman from Lindenhurst.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team was called to the scene to investigate the crash, as is standard protocol for fatal crashes or crashes involving critical injuries. Initially, there was no word regarding tickets or citation issued after the crash.

The Route 83 and Monaville Road intersection is controlled by a stoplight, but an erosion retaining wall on the east side of Route 83, the lack of a sidewalk, the lack of a crosswalk, and a very narrow shoulder makes it difficult for pedestrians or cyclists to benefit from the cross at the controlled intersection. The speed limit along Route 83 is 45 MPH.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday October 23, 2018. Round Lake Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Scott said the name of the victim would likely be released on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

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