Two Pedestrians Hit By Car In Gurnee, Illinois

There was a pedestrian accident in Gurnee, Illinois on Thursday night.  Two women, ages 46 and 43, were struck by a car as they crossed O’Plaine Road in a crosswalk.

The accident happened at approximately 8:35 p.m.  The women were crossing the road in a group after they had been attending a parent orientation at the Warren Township High School O’Plaine Campus.

The car was driven by Ana Vaca-Alvarez, 24, of Waukegan.  She was issued tickets for driving on a suspended driver’s license; failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk; and driving too fast for conditions.

Both victims were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources including the August 31 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan driver arrested after two pedestrians hit in Gurnee” as well as the August 31 Chicago Tribune article titled “Two parents struck by vehicle after event at Gurnee school.”


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