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Child on bicycle critically injured after being hit by pickup truck

A child riding on a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck and ejected in Beach Park Sunday night.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to West Everett Street and Cornell Road in Beach Park for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle at around 7:10 p.m..

Preliminary investigation shows a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 30-year-old man of Beach Park, was traveling westbound on Everett Street, sheriff’s officials said.

The bicyclist was an 8-year-old from Zion riding her bicycle in the roadway in the same area as the pickup truck. The vehicle and the bicyclist collided and the girl was ejected from the bicycle, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

The girl was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was uninjured, according to authorities.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.


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