Driver Critically Injured After Car “Rear-Ended” By Semi In Libertyville

There was a crash in unincorporated Libertyville on Monday (March 19, 2018) morning.  The crash involved a car that was “rear-ended” by a semi truck.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a media March 21, 2018 release titled “Critical Unincorporated Libertyville Traffic Crash”  the crash led to one driver (the driver of the car that was “rear-ended”) being critically injured.

An excerpt from the media release mentioned above:

On March 19, 2018, at approximately 10:40 AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 137 and Center Street in unincorporated Libertyville for a traffic crash with injuries. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they located a vehicle with extensive damage from a semi-truck hitting it from behind.

Preliminary investigation shows a 2000 Mack semi-truck pulling a gravel hauler was traveling westbound Route 137 when it struck a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer stopped on westbound Route 137 at Center Street.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.  The driver was in critical condition.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County rear-end crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the March 20 Lake Forest Patch article (with crash scene photo) titled “1 Critically Injured When Semi Rear-Ends Car:  Police.”


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