Shields Township Car Crash On Route 41 Leads To Four People Injured

There was a Shields Township car crash that resulted in injuries on September 15, 2018.  The accident happened on southbound Route 41, north of Route 176.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident scene at 8:05 p.m.

An excerpt from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office September 17, 2018 media release titled “Waukegan Man Intentionally Causes Traffic Crash in Shields Township, Injuring 1-Year-Old“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2008 Honda, driven by a 22-year-old female of Waukegan, was traveling southbound on Route 41, north of Route 176.  The vehicle was also occupied by a front seat passenger, Derwin E. Guadarrama-Jimenez, 22, of the 100 block of South Elmwood Avenue, Waukegan, a 15-year-old boy back seat passenger, and a 1-year-old male back seat passenger.

Guadarrama-Jimenez was engaged in a verbal argument with the driver as they traveled on Route 41.  During the argument, Guadarrama-Jimenez intentionally grabbed the steering wheel and turned it, as the vehicle was in motion.  This caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

After this Shields Township car crash, the driver and 1-year-old were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of their accident injuries.  The 1-year-old was later transferred to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with critical injuries.

Guadarrama-Jimenez and the 15-year-old were taken to Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Another excerpt from the media release:

Guadarrama-Jimenez was released from the hospital, arrested, and charged with two counts of Reckless Conduct (one being a Class 4 Felony and one being Class A Misdemeanor).

Guadarrama-Jimenez remains held in the Lake County Jail on $75,000.00 bail.  He is next due in court on September 18, 2018 at 1:30PM in courtroom T110.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Shields Township car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.


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