Unincorporated Zion Accident Involving High Speed Driving Results In Critical Injuries

Early Sunday (June 13, 2021) morning there was an Unincorporated Zion accident that resulted in the driver being critically injured. This Unincorporated Zion accident occurred along Russell Road.

This Unincorporated Zion accident is discussed in the June 15, 2021 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Man in critical condition after high-speed crash near Zion.” An excerpt:

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:49 a.m. Sunday to Russell Road and Delany Road in unincorporated Zion for a single-vehicle crash.

Lake County Sheriff Chief of Staff Anthony Vega said that a passing motorist called 911 after witnessing a car lose control, leave the roadway and strike a tree.

A preliminary investigation found that a silver 2020 Toyota Camry, driven by a Kenosha, Wisconsin man, was traveling westbound on Russell Road at a high rate of speed, Vega said.

The driver veered off onto the gravel shoulder on the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line where he continued to travel southbound until he struck a large tree.

The driver was found by Lake County Sheriff Deputies. He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

Another excerpt from the artice:

Alcohol and excessive speed appear to be contributing factors, Vega said.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Unincorporated Zion accident can be seen in the article mentioned above.

The hazards associated with driving at excessive speeds are discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page. As seen in the statistics cited on that page, high-speed driving is associated with many accident injuries and fatalities.

For many reasons traveling at high speeds can cause a loss of vehicle control. Once this loss of vehicle control begins, it often results in a serious crash.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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