There was a Lake County crash early Sunday morning (January 10, 2016) in which a Lake County Sheriff police car was hit by another car.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Route 12 near Russell Drive in Volo.
At that time, a driver struck the rear of the police car. At the time of the crash, the Deputy was inside the police car and the police car had its emergency lights on. It had stopped to block a lane of traffic in order for a tow truck to pull a vehicle from a ditch.
Both the driver of the car that struck the police car, as well as the Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy, was injured in the crash. Both were taken to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
The driver of the car that struck the patrol car was identified as Gaitano W. Lombardo, 20, of Wauconda.
An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article (with photo) of January 10, 2016, titled “Man Charged with DUI After Crash Involving Lake County Deputy“:
Gaitano W. Lombardo, 20, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, and for having no insurance, according to the sheriff’s office.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the January 10 Daily Herald article (with photo) titled “Lake County deputy injured when squad car hit by DUI suspect.”
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